At Thorp we have a number of students with life-threatening nut allergies. In certain situations, all it takes is slight contact with surfaces that have been exposed to nuts for a severe allergic reactions to occur. Many students and parents might not even be aware of a latent allergic condition. Therefore, O.A. Thorp Scholastic Academy has become a peanut free school to ensure a healthy environment for all students. This means that all food served by our lunchroom staff will be peanut free.
Families can help us maintain a safe environment by not packing peanuts or peanut butter as snacks or school lunches. Parents may also help us by reminding their children not to share food with others. If your child has any type of food allergy please make sure to notify the office and provide us with all appropriate medical documentation.
We appreciate your cooperation with this policy—the sacrifice of not having peanuts or peanut butter in the school is a small one to make compared to the consequences a child with severe allergies could face. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact the office.
List of Peanut & Tree Nut-Free Snacks & Treats: Yogurt – plain or mixed with fruit, Fruit Roll-ups, Pudding Cups, Baked tortilla chips with salsa, Applesauce, Canned fruit in juice, Vegetables with dip, Fresh fruit, Teddy Grahams, Jell-O pudding bites, Pretzels, Unsweetened cereal, Soy butter/crackers, Animal crackers (Barnum), Graham or goldfish crackers, Hard-boiled eggs, Bagel w/ cream cheese, Cheese or cheese sticks, Popcorn (NO Crunch-N-Munch), Fruit cocktail, Raisins, Cheez-Itz, Fruit Loops cereal, Low-fat Granola (peanut-free), Vegetables, Fruits, Dairy, Meat & Alternatives, Soy butter or Sunflower seed butter with Jelly, Spaghetti, Soups, Fruit/vegetable juice, Cold meats, Pita bread, Pizza, Muffins, Salad, Custard, Puddings, Macaroni & cheese, Hummus
For more information on food allergens please see the resources below: