Every year there is a growing number of children with severe food allergies. The most common food allergies are to peanuts, tree nuts, cow’s milk, eggs, soy and seafood.
The symptoms of food allergy range from mild to life-threatening, with anaphylaxis the most severe form of allergic reaction. To minimise risk we will be an ‘allergy aware’ school.
To support the safety of all students within the school we ask that parents DO NOT provide food for their children that contains nuts (including spreads such as Nutella), as for some children this can be life-threatening. Students with severe nut allergies can experience an anaphylactic response just by being in close vicinity to nuts, so although food is not shared, the contents of every student’s lunchbox needs to be nut-allergy friendly.