Peanut-safe Policy

There are individuals at YIS who have severe allergies to peanuts and peanut products. Such allergies are potentially life threatening, as the affected individual can experience anaphylactic shock by consuming, touching or even smelling food with peanuts in it. Recognizing the seriousness of this health risk, YIS follows a peanut-safe policy. In addition to not using peanuts and peanut products in food served or sold at the YIS cafeteria, this means that students and staff should never bring to school or on school-related trips any food products that contain peanuts, peanut oil and peanut butter. Although we recognize that this may be an inconvenience for some, given the potentially dire consequences for individuals with peanut allergies, we believe this policy is necessary and thank the YIS community for their understanding and cooperation.

Updated June 2017