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Allergy Notice

posted Aug 16, 2018, 12:47 PM by Derik Thompson

At Annunciation, we have several students who are allergic to nuts, particularly peanuts and hazel nuts. While we have plans in place to address the needs of these students, it is important that our entire school community be aware of what we can do to prevent allergic reactions, which for some children, can be a life threatening incident. We encourage parental support by asking parents to communicate the following message to your children.

 

• Take food allergies seriously. Joking about it, teasing children who have food allergies, or tricking someone into eating foods that are inappropriate for them can be very dangerous.
• Do not share your food.
• Wash hands after eating, especially if you have consumed anything made from nuts, such as a peanut butter/jelly sandwich or Nutella on crackers.Touching certain foods can cause an allergic reaction in some students.
• If someone gets ill, get help from an adult immediately.
• Some symptoms of food allergies are vomiting, swelling of the face and lips, difficulty breathing, coughing, sneezing, watery eyes and skin that becomes red, bumpy, or itchy.

 

Avoid bringing shelled nuts to school (peanuts, cashews, almonds, pistachios, etc.) as the dust particles can become airborne and cause severe reactions to those who are allergic.

Remember when purchasing treats, especially around holidays, NO peanut butter cups, Snickers, etc that contain nut products. Even Nutella can cause an allergic reaction.

 

Our goal is for all students to feel safe and protected in all situations at school.  I appreciate your cooperation in this matter.

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