to Kindergarten (ECS) Parents
are given an opportunity to eat a snack sent from home each day
to provide for their nutritional needs.
As there is a child attending
your child's class who suffers from a life threatening allergy to
peanut products i.e. peanut butter, peanut oil, etc., we ask
your cooperation by not sending any snacks with your child containing
Students who have severe
allergies to such food substances are exposed to a health risk when
peanut products are consumed in their environment or shared with
them. Please speak with your child about not sharing their
snacks with other children. Alternative snack ideas are available
through [your local public health office at xxx-xxxx].
If your child has health
problems of any kind, please inform your child's teacher immediately
so that the necessary health protection steps may be taken.
Your understanding and
cooperation are appreciated so that we might provide for the health
needs of students at risk of health trauma.
note: It's a good idea to consider including all nuts
as well as peanuts, since most nuts are processed with peanuts and
therefore cross-contaminated. I would also include a phone number
to call for more information.
Appendix of "Anaphylaxis:
A Handbook for School Boards, Health Canada".
This letter used by permission. The Handbook can
for free ordered from the Canadian School Boards Association,
130 Slater Street, Suite 350, Ottawa, Ontario K1P 6E2.
Telephone (613) 235-3724 Fax
(613) 238-8434. Email admin@CdnSBA.org
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