Fruitvale Elementary School is a PEANUT AND NUT FREE Environment.

Please do not send snacks or other food items to school that contain peanut and other nut products.

Tips:

  • Read food labels and learn how to identify allergen ingredients.  If you are unsure about a product, choose something else. For information on the many common names that identify allergen ingredients on food labels, refer to the Health Canada Fact Sheets at:
  • http://www.hc-sc.gc.ca/fn-an/securit/allerg/fa-aa/index_e.html
  • Encourage your child to wash their hands with soap and water before eating, and wash their hands and rinse their mouth after eating (including breakfast and snacks).
  • Teach your child not to share his/her food, drink or utensils with classmates.
  • Encourage your child to help clean his/her eating area after meal and snacks.
  • Donating food for social and fundraising events? Check with our office first to make sure all ingredients in foods are clearly labelled including home made items.

For more information:

Interior Health - School Health http://www.interiorhealth.ca/choose-health.aspx?id=178

Allergy Safe Communities at www.allergysafecommunities.ca 

 

BC Health Files: Severe Food Allergies in Children www.bchealthguide.org/healthfiles/hfile100.stm

 

Dial-A-Dietitian: 604-732-9191 (Greater Vancouver) or 1-800-667-3438 (toll free) or visit www.dialadietitian.org  

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