Creating an Allergen-Safe School Environment
The risk of accidental exposure or cross-contamination is always present in school, particularly for students with food allergies. The school setting is a high-risk environment for accidental ingestion of a food allergen due to the presence of a large number of students, increased exposure to food allergens, and cross-contamination of tables, desks, and other surfaces.
In an effort to prevent accidental exposure to allergens, the District will monitor the following high-risk areas and activities:
- Food sharing;
- Hidden ingredients in art, science, and other projects;
- Fund raisers and bake sales;
- Parties and holiday celebrations;
- Field trips;
- Before and after school programs.
SGI Policy referenced:
7521 STUDENTS WITH LIFE -THREATENING HEALTH CONDITIONS