We are asking your help to support the children in our school who are at risk of anaphylaxis.
ALLERGY AND ANAPHYLAXIS
Allergy and Anaphylaxis
Anaphylaxis is a severe allergic reaction that is potentially life threatening.
Food allergies are the most common cause of anaphylaxis. There is no cure for food allergy, therefore avoidance of known food allergens is crucial. Peanuts and tree nuts are the foods most likely to cause anaphylaxis.
The school is supporting children at risk of anaphylaxis by:
- training staff,
- encouraging children to wash their hands after eating,
- educating children about food allergies, and
- choosing not to sell foods in the school canteen which have peanuts or tree nuts (e.g. hazelnuts, cashews, almonds etc) in the main ingredients list.
We ask you to support children at risk of anaphylaxis by:
- not sending food which has peanuts or tree nuts (eg hazelnuts, cashews, almonds etc) in the main ingredients list. Note: products containing traces of peanuts or tree nuts can be sent to school,
- teaching your child not to share food with friends that have food allergy,
- encouraging your child to wash their hands after eating,
- asking your child to get help immediately if their allergic schoolmate gets sick, and
- explaining to your child that teasing a child with an allergy or tampering with their medication, is bullying and could be life-threatening.
With your help we can provide a safe environment that meets the needs of all our children.