PLEASE READ THIS IMPORTANT INFORMATION!
Some children in our class suffer from a severe and potentially life threatening allergic reaction when they come in contact with certain foods. It is the aim to provide a nut-free environment for the safety of these children who have anaphylactic reactions. We are asking for your support in not sending to school any food products that may trigger this reaction. We have recently welcomed a new student into our classroom, and whilst we have always had children with these allergies in our class this particular student can suffer from a much more severe reaction due the the level of his allergy.
Peanut and nut products that pose a risk include peanut butter, and any type of nut spread (eg Nutella) as well as peanuts, cashews and other nuts. Other foods that are not so obvious include (but are not limited to) chocolate and muesli bars, pastries, cakes and biscuits. If parents could check food labels to ensure that peanuts and nuts are NOT stated in the ingredients list before buying products for school lunches it would be greatly appreciated.
With this in mind please encourage your child to choose sandwich fillings and snack foods that do not present such a severe problem to children with life threatening allergies. The children are encouraged not to share food and are being encouraged to wash their hands before and after eating to prevent a reaction from any traces left on hands.
If you wish to discuss this matter further do not hesitate to contact us.