No one knows exactly why there are so many severe food allergies today as opposed to years ago, but we do know that these allergic reactions can be serious, and result after eating, touching, or even smelling peanuts or nut products. You can help us keep Macungie safe for all children by following these steps:
- Check food labels before sending in a classroom snack, and do not send nut products to be eaten in the classroom.
- Careful planning and preparation by parents and staff is important for safe classroom celebrations.
- Remind your children that they are not permitted to share their snacks with anyone at school or on the bus.
- Encourage hand washing before and after eating due to transmission of allergens onto materials or property that other students may come in contact with.
Below is a link to a website of “Safe Foods”. Please keep in mind that products, manufacturers, and processing are changing continuously. To stay up to date, please go to the following link which is updated EVERY 15 days. Thank you for your support in making our school a safe environment for all students! http://snacksafely.com/snacklist – click on the red DOWNLOAD the GUIDE for a complete list of safe foods.