Due to an increase in food allergies, undiagnosed food allergies, food intolerances, diabetes and cultural preferences, Carroll ISD is working to make its students, staff and parents more Allergy Aware. Carroll ISD restricts all peanuts and tree nuts from classrooms; this includes daily snacks, birthday celebrations and class parties. All classrooms in Carroll ISD are Nut Free Classrooms, restricting all peanuts and tree nuts from classrooms, which includes daily snacks, as well as classroom consumption food, such as birthday celebrations and class parties.
Personal daily snacks may not contain peanuts or tree nuts. They do not have to be prepackaged with a label.
Classroom consumption foods must be coordinated by the parent with the classroom teacher, be store bought and have an ingredient label attached to the packaging.
Labels that states the following are NOT permitted as a classroom consumption food:
- “Contains peanuts or tree nut ingredients”
- “May contain peanuts or tree nuts”
- “Processed on shared equipment with peanuts or tree nuts”
Thank you for helping keep our Dragons safe; although we cannot guarantee nut free, we can all help to reduce the risk of nut exposure. For safe food options please visit snacksafely.com.
You will notice Nut Free Classroom signs at all K-6 campus classrooms in an effort to consistently remind students, parents, and teachers of the new Nut Free policy. This policy was recommended by SHAC, Student Health Advisory Counsel, a state-mandated committee that meets regularly to discuss student health and safety in school. Along with CISD Nurse Coordinator Karen Flexer, SHAC recommended this action after studying allergy awareness closely during the 2017 spring semester.
Carroll cannot guarantee and allergen free environment, but will abide by the CISD Food Allergy Management plan to minimize unwanted exposure to food allergies and discourage sharing of foods to keep all Dragons safe. Questions about Carroll ISD’s Allergy aware efforts can be directed to Carroll ISD’s Nurse Coordinator Karen Flexer at Karen.firstname.lastname@example.org.