At Lanivet School we have pupils with severe nut allergies. Although we recognise that this cannot be guaranteed, Lanivet School aims to be a Nut-Free school. The school aims to protect children who have allergies to nuts yet also help them, as they grow up, to take responsibility as to what foods they can eat and to be aware of where they may be put at risk. We do not allow nuts or nut products in school lunch boxes.
Our “Nut-Free Policy” means that the following items should not be brought into school:
- Packs of nuts
- Peanut butter sandwiches
- Fruit and cereal bars that contain nuts
- Chocolate bars or sweets that contain nuts
- Sesame seed rolls (children allergic to nuts may also have a severe reaction to sesame)
- Cakes made with nuts
Please be on the look out for products that may not obviously contain nuts, such as cakes with marzipan, products containing chocolate hazelnut spread or even pesto!
We have a policy to not use nuts in any of our food prepared on site at our school. Our suppliers provide us with nut-free products.
Staff and volunteers must ensure they do not bring in or consume nut products in school and ensure they follow good hand washing practice.
Caution must be taken at certain times of year such as Easter and Christmas. If Staff distribute confectionary, care must be taken to ensure that no nuts are included in the product. Fruit sweets such as Haribo are a better alternative.
Particular products that are a cause for concern are: - Celebrations
- Quality Street
All product packaging must be checked for warnings directed at nut allergy sufferers and if the following or similar are displayed, the product must not be used in school.
Packaging must be checked for:
- Not suitable for nut allergy suffers
- This product contains nuts
- This product may contain traces nuts
These warnings indicate that the product is unsuitable for school consumption.
Please support us in keeping our school nut free and our pupils safe and healthy. T