Peanut Free Policy

Aina Haina School makes a concerted effort to be as peanut/nut-free as possible by:

Educating students, faculty and staff about the severity of peanut/tree nut allergies

Encouraging peanut-free/tree nut-free product/food use by students, staff and faculty

3. Having
cafeteria lunchtime procedures in place for flagging home lunches with
peanut/nut products.

Peanut-free/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. Products whose labels say “May contain peanuts” or “Produced on equipment that also produces Peanut or Tree Nut products” are strongly discouraged.

Lunchroom staff/volunteers identify home lunches with peanut/nut products. Procedures are in place to properly clean and disinfect afterwards.

Parents’/Guardians’ Responsibilities

1. To provide the school with a medical emergency plan. (The school is willing to work with the parents/guardians to develop a medical plan.)

2. All medications listed in the emergency medical plan must be provided by the parents/guardians and sent to school with the child’s belongings.

3. Parents/guardians need to notify the school of any changes in the medical emergency plan.

4. At the beginning of each year, or when the child enters the school, the school encourages parents/guardians to schedule an annual review of the medical plan and administration of medication with the school’s health aide and child’s teacher.

Keep Our Students Safer:
  • Please read food ingredient labels before sending food items to school
  • Please send peanut-free/nut-free food products to school
  • Please work with the school to develop an emergency medical plan if your child has peanut/nut allergies