• Be a PAL: Protect A Life

     

    Several students within LISD have severe food allergies.

     

    What does it mean if a child is allergic to nuts?

    An allergy to tree nuts or peanuts can be life threatening. A food allergy is a medical issue, not a choice. A child with a tree nut allergy can’t eat or come into contact with any tree nut/peanut products. If a child with a severe allergy accidentally eats a tree nut or peanut, then they could break out in a rash, develop swelling of the face and airways, or even stop breathing. 

     

    In extreme cases and without medical care, a severe food allergy can be deadly.  

     

    Examples of tree nuts: almonds; Brazil nuts; cashews; chestnuts; hazelnuts; macadamia nuts; pecans; pine nuts; pistachios; walnuts.

     

    Students can also have a severe allergy to peanuts. Did you know that a peanut is not a tree nut? Peanuts grow under the ground and are a part of the legume family.

     

    What is a Peanut/Tree Nut Safe Campus and how can I help? 

    LISD wants to provide a safe place for all students to go to school. We have made the following changes to keep students with a peanut and/or tree nut allergy safe.

    • Tell your teacher and the school nurse if you are allergic to peanuts, tree nuts, or any other foods
    • No peanut or tree nut products are served in the cafeteria
    • Everyone needs to wash their hands with soap and water to remove any peanut/tree nut residue after eating. Hand sanitizer does not remove residue. 
    • Everyone is encouraged to pack peanut/tree nut free snacks and lunches. This includes peanut butter sandwiches, peanut butter crackers, peanuts, almonds, pecans, etc. If your child brings a nut product to school for lunch or snack, please let your teacher or campus nurse know so a plan can be implemented to keep others safe.
    • Do not share food! Please teach your child not to share food with other students.
    • If you are making food for a class party, please check with the teacher for food allergies in the class. The teacher can give you guidelines to help keep students safe.
    • Food allergies are serious. Say “no” to teasing and tricks.
    • If your friend has an allergic reaction, tell an adult quickly.

     

    Allergy Forms

    If your child has a severe allergy and / or will have an Epinephrine pen at school, please fill out these forms and provide them to the campus nurse. Please include any medical documentation from your physician.