This is to inform you that there are students in your child’s class who have a serious food allergy TREE NUTS (Almond, Walnut, Pecan, Pistachio, Cashew, Hazelnut, Brazil nut, Macadamia nut, etc.).
We are asking for your cooperation, because a life threatening allergic reaction can result from either ingestion or contact with the food allergen.
Please review the foods and labels.
For your child’s snack, do not send in any food containing tree nuts.
For food to be shared in the classroom (i.e. for celebrations):
- Do not send in any food containing tree nuts.
- Do not send in any products that have “been made in a factory with” or “processed on machinery that also processes” tree nuts.
You may pack a lunch containing these products. Lunch is a more controlled situation because of the use of a table that does not allow nuts and peanuts.
If your child wants to eat lunch with a friend at that table, we ask that you not send in any food containing tree nuts.
We ask you to do your best to help us minimize any risk to this child. Feel free to contact me with any questions that you may have.
Thank you for your cooperation in this matter.
Colleen Caron, RN