Peanut allergy is the second most common food allergy in children and this is increasing. It now occurs in 1 in 50 children.
As we have several pupils in school who suffer from a severe nut allergy, please could I take this opportunity to remind everyone that our school has a “No Nuts Policy.”
If a child with a nut allergy comes into contact with a nut product, they can suffer life threatening consequences and require emergency medical treatment. It can be easily contracted from a simple handshake or touching of a pupil’s table who may have had some nuts in their food.
For this reason, we ask that you do not send any food containing nuts into school. Common foods containing nuts include:
- Peanut butter
- Sesame seed rolls
- Muesli/cereal bars
- Biscuits/cakes containing nuts
- Chocolate bars containing nuts
If your child has eaten nuts before coming to school, please be sure that they have brushed their teeth and washed their hands and face before arrival at school.
We thank you for your support