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WHS is a Nut FREE Zone
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Thursday, November 12, 2015
Important for Student Safety
Important for Student Safety
Important Message from the School Nurse

Dear Parents,

     Several years ago the administration at Woodville School decided to make our school nut free

because we have several students here who have severe and life threatening nut allergies. We are asking

for your help to ensure our students safety while here at school by adhering to this nut free policy. Since

ANY exposure to peanuts /nuts could potentially cause a life-threatening allergic reaction that requires

emergency medical treatment, we are asking that you do not send any peanut or nut containing products

to school with your child.

     Please be proactive and read product labels prior to sending foods to school with your child. An

item may not contain peanuts on the ingredient list, but some products like plain M&M’s and ALL Little

Debbie Cakes may have been cross-contaminated with a peanut product during the manufacturing

process. The label will say something like “This product has been packaged on the equipment that also

packages peanuts and/or tree nuts.” Please take this into consideration when packing your child’s lunch

or when sending snacks, birthday treats or party foods for the classroom.

     Thank you for your support and assistance. If you have any questions about this issue, or if you

would like more information about peanut allergies, please let me know.

 

Sincerely,

 

Monica McKenzie, RN

School Nurse

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