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Peanut Free

posted Aug 25, 2017, 11:00 AM by Monica Tomson

Austin T. Levy  Elementary School is PEANUT/TREE NUT FREE in the classrooms due to severe allergies.  To reduce the risk of exposure, please DO NOT send foods containing any peanuts or tree nuts for snack time in the classroom – this is to ensure that there is no cross-contamination between classrooms.  Since lunch is eaten in the cafeteria, students may bring foods that contain peanuts or tree nuts, as they will not be sitting at the PEANUT/TREE NUT FREE designated table.

The following list contains safe snacks for all students.  Unfortunately, if snacks are sent in, and they are not on the Safe Snack list, they will be returned home with your student.  We understand that the fun of holiday and birthday celebrations in school has typically included lots of cookies, brownies, and candy, but times have certainly changed, and we need to now adhere to guidelines that keep all of our students safe and free from worry.  Therefore, we respectfully ask that you have your birthday celebrations at home.  We honor your child’s birthday with school wide recognition and a birthday pencil here at school.  However, if you would like to send something in for your child’s birthday or for the holidays, please choose non-food items such as pencils, erasers, or stickers, for example.  If food is being sent to school to be shared with others for any reason, please first check with your child’s teacher, and please ensure that whatever you send in is listed below.  Please keep in mind that all items must be store bought, the ingredient label attached, and the item must say that it is made in a peanut/tree nut free facility.  Thank you for your support and your understanding.

Safe Snack List – all items MUST STATE that they are manufactured in a peanut/tree nut facility.






Cucumber coins

Celery sticks









Cherry Tomatoes

Cheese Sticks

String Cheese

General Mills Cheerios (plain only!)

General Mills Golden Grahams

Nabisco Honey Grahams

Nabisco Teddy Grahams

Nabisco Premium Saltines

Frito-Lay Smart Food Popcorn

Sunshine Cheez-Its

Pepperidge Farms Cheddar Goldfish – Packages MUST say that they are manufactured in Denver (DP) or Connecticut

LoftHouse Cookies – brand label must say Made in a Peanut and Tree Nut Free Facility

Please be aware that strict avoidance of nuts and other food allergens is the only way to prevent a life threatening reaction.  Even skin and airborne contact with a food allergen can cause serious reactions to a student or adult with food allergies.  Thank you for your support in protecting our students.