We worked with Dr. Elizabeth Jaffe from Timberlane Pediatrics to create 'Allergy Aware' classrooms which focus on how to properly manage foods around students with allergies without completely banning them from the classroom.
The 3 primary factors of an Allergy Aware classroom are
2. Keeping your snack space clean
3. Not sharing snacks.
Shared snacks for special celebrations (ie Birthdays) are still ok, as long as they don't contain the allergen so that everyone in the classroom can enjoy the treat! Please check with me 2-3 days before special treats are brought in so that I can verify their safety.
I created a video to help teach students what an Allergy Aware classroom is and what they can do to help keep classmates safe which you can see below.
Thanks for your help in keeping all our students at MBS safe!