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Peanut Allergy Policy

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The Aina Haina School Community Council implemented the following policy to protect our students who have life-threatening peanut or tree nut allergies. Please read, consider, and use the links below to further educate yourself on this issue.
Peanut/Tree Nut Free Policy:

Aina Haina Elementary School Campus is a Peanut/Tree Nut Free Zone. No peanuts, peanut products, or products containing traces of peanuts or tree nuts will be brought to Aina haina School (AHS) Campus.

Peanut/tree nut free products are defined as: Products free of peanuts or tree nuts, peanut or tree nut products, and traces of peanuts or tree nuts.

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Answers to frequently asked questions about food allergies
http://www.foodallergy.org/questions.html

What is an anaphylatic reaction or anaphylaxis?
http://www.foodallergy.org/anaphylaxis.html

Basic guidelines for being a PAL to your food allergic schoolmates
http://www.foodallergy.org/school/PALBrochure.pdf

Tips for avoiding peanut products
http://allergies.about.com/cs/peanuts/a/aa010499.htm

[Note: Just because a product was safe the last time you purchased it, doesn't mean the ingredients have stayed the same! It is very important to read all labels all of the time. It is important to read product labels for all ingredients and to avoid obvious sources of peanut protein, such as peanut butter and peanut flour. Foods that contain peanuts or peanut products may be labeled using words like peanut extracts, ground nuts, mixed nuts, or natural flavoring. Common products that can contain peanuts include marsipan, chili, egg rolls, candy, baked goods, and Nu-nuts®]

School guidelines for managing students with food allergies (Family's responsibilities, School's responsibilities, and Student's responsibilities) http://www.foodallergy.org/school/SchoolGuidelines.pdf


Children's book about peanut allergies (Allie the Allergic Elephant)
http://www.allergicchild.com/Alliebook.htm

Additional articles about peanut allergies
http://allergies.about.com/od/peanuts/

If you have questions or concerns, please contact Council members Paul Bernstein or Candace Foster

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