School Meals and Menus
No Nuts Policy
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 these pupils come into contact with a nut product they can suffer life threatening consequences. It can be easily contracted from a simple handshake or the touching of a pupil’s table that may have had some nuts in a lunchbox.
We ask that you do not provide the following foods in your child’s lunch box:
- Fruit and Cereal Bars that contain nuts
- Chocolate bars or biscuits that contain nuts
- Sesame seed rolls or bread
- Nutella or chocolate spread that contains nuts
- Peanut butter
- Cakes made with nuts
- Museli bars
- Turkish Delight
Your child’s teacher will make regular checks on the children’s lunches to ensure these rules are being followed.
If your child has a nut allergy could you please inform the school and their teacher as soon as possible so that we can ensure your child does not come into contact with any triggers. We have a policy not to use nuts in any of our food prepared on site at our school. Our suppliers provide us with nut-free products, however, we cannot guarantee freedom from nut traces. If there are any issues that you feel arise as a result of this policy, please do feel free to come and see me to discuss them.
Please help us in providing a nut free school and assisting those parents who have children who may have a life threatening reaction.
Thank you for your cooperation and support.