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:

  • Cafeteria;
  • Food sharing;
  • Hidden ingredients in art, science, and other projects;
  • Transportation;
  • 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