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Life Threatening Allergies

We have many students at our school that have Life Threatening Allergies to 

Tree nuts, Peanuts, wheat, milk, eggs, and many other food items.  Strict avoidance of the allergen is the ONLY was to prevent a life threatening allergic reaction. 

**Please remember that ALL our classrooms are NUT FREE regardless of whether there is a student in that classroom/grade with a nut allergy. This includes products which state "may contain traces of" nuts/peanuts/tree nuts or "manufactured in a facility which processes" nuts/peanuts/tree nuts.  

Due to the nature of peanut/nut products, it is more challenging to prevent contamination of surfaces in the classroom, cafeteria, bathrooms and other areas in the building. 

*If the product states "may contain traces of nuts" or "manufactured in a facility which processes nut products", then those products would not be allowed in the classrooms. As an added safety measure, in the cafeteria students will be asked to sit at a designated table if their lunch contains any peanut/nut products. After eating, they will be given a moist towelette to remove any food particles from face and hands before leaving the cafeteria.  There are many new products available as "peanut butter alternatives", we would ask you to make sure the ingredients in these products are safe for our classrooms and for our students with life threatening allergies.   If your child brings in a peanut butter alternative for snack or lunch, you must label the outside of the bag to make our staff aware of the contentsIf it looks like peanut butter, we must treat it as peanut butter.   Also, please consider that Sun butter products, which are made with sunflower seeds cause a concern for our students with allergies to them. The product contains no nuts, but still may not be appropriate for your child's classroom.  If you have any questions about ingredients, please call the Health Office and we can assist you.  

Click HERE to read the Nahant Public Schools- Life Threatening Allergy Planning Guidelines

Learn more about Food allergies and how to give an Epinephrine injection if needed. 

www.allergyhome.org is a website created to increase food allergy awareness in the school community. It highlights basic facts about food allergies and the constant need for prevention and preparedness.  There are great videos and other resources to help increase your understanding of Life Threatening Food Allergies. 
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