• New for the 2017-2018 School Year - Peanut Free School

    Peanut Allergy

    Peanut allergy is one of the most common food allergies.  Peanuts can cause a severe, potentially fatal, allergic reaction (anaphylaxis). Therefore it is advised that people with peanut allergy have quick access to an epinephrine auto-injector (such as an EpiPen®, Auvi-Q™ or Adrenaclick®) at all times. 

     

    Allergy to peanuts appears to be on the rise in children. According to a FARE-funded study, the number of children in the U.S. with peanut allergy more than tripled between 1997 and 2008.1 Studies in the United Kingdom and Canada also showed a high prevalence of peanut allergy in schoolchildren.

     

    Casual contact becomes a concern if the area that comes into contact with peanuts then comes into contact with the eyes, nose or mouth (for example, a child with peanut allergy gets peanut butter on her fingers, and then rubs her eyes).

     

    Note: Please see the list below of alternatives to Peanut Butter and Peanut products.

     

    Peanut Butter Alternatives

    Nut Butters

    Almond 

    Coconut

    Hazelnut

    Macadamia

    Pecan

    Pistachio

    Soy

    Walnut

    Seed Butters

    Cashew

    Pumpkin

    Sesame (Tahini)

    Sunflower

    Other

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