Peanut Allergy Reminder
For some of our students, any exposure to peanuts, nut products, or food items containing peanut oil may cause a life threatening allergic reaction that requires emergency medical treatment. To reduce the chance of this occurring, we are asking that you do not send any peanut or nut-containing products to school that will be eaten in the classroom or on field trips. (This includes birthday treats eaten at lunch and foods for holiday parties). If food is sent in for distribution in the classroom, we ask that it be store-bought with the ingredients listed. Any homemade or packaged item suspected of containing peanuts/nut oils will not be distributed. If your child has eaten peanuts or peanut products before coming to school, please be sure your child’s hands and face have been thoroughly washed before entering school. Please be aware there are many products that contain peanuts or traces of peanuts because they are processed on the same equipment (cross contamination). For example, M&M’s, all Snyder’s products, (chips, pretzels, etc.), and jelly beans all contain peanut products. This makes it very important to read food labels prior to sending treats to school. Products containing peanuts may still be packed in lunches for consumption by individuals. If you have packed a peanut or other nut product in your child’s lunch, please make him or her aware of it before leaving for school. These children are to not sit at the peanut-free tables during their lunch time. The Westmont Hilltop Elementary School will not distribute any item(s) that we suspect contains peanuts.