Live Oak Waldorf School – Nut and Seed Allergy Policy
Live Oak Waldorf School has implemented the following policy to protect our students who have life-threatening peanut or tree nut allergies. Please read, consider, and use the links below to further educate yourself on this issue. You may view this policy online at http://www.LiveOakWaldorf.org.
Classrooms at Live Oak Waldorf School that have students who have been identified with nut allergies must maintain a Peanut /Tree Nut Free Zone. No nuts, peanut products, or products containing traces of nuts or tree nuts will be brought to those classrooms. Furthermore, at all Live Oak Faires and Festivals it is recommended that all food be nut free and any class with a student that has a severe nut tree allergy must bring food clearly labeled nut free.
Exceptions to the above policy are to be made in writing and submitted to the Health and Safety Committee for approval. A copy of this policy and exception forms can be found on line at http://www.liveoakwaldorf.org/resources
Peanut/tree nut free products are defined as: Products free of nuts or tree nuts, peanut or tree nut products, and traces of nuts or tree nuts.
Answers to frequently asked questions about food allergies – http://www.foodallergy.org/questions.html
Basic guidelines for being a PAL to your food allergic schoolmates - http://www.foodallergy.org/school/PALBrochure.pdf
Tips for avoiding peanut products - http://allergies.com/cs/nuts/a/aa010499.htm
[Note: Just because a product was safe the last time you purchased it, doesn’t mean the ingredients have stayed the same! It is very important to read all labels all of the time. It is important to read product labels for all ingredients and to avoid obvious sources of peanut protein, such as peanut butter and peanut flour. Foods that contain nuts or peanut products may be labeled using words like peanut extracts, ground nuts, mixed nuts, or natural flavoring. Common products that can contain nuts include marzipan, chili, egg rolls, candy, baked goods, and Nu-nuts®]
School guidelines for managing students with food allergies (Family’s responsibilities, School’s responsibilities, and Student’s responsibilities) http://www.foodallergy.org//SchoolGuischooldelines.pdf
Children’s book about peanut allergies (Allie the Allergic Elephant)
Additional articles about peanut allergies
If you have questions or concerns, please contact the administrative staff.