At SEB, we have students who could experience serious consequences if exposed to peanuts, nuts, or their by-products (e.g. peanut oil, peanut butter). Depending on the child, the reaction could be life threatening. Merely smelling or touching a peanut product could cause an anaphylactic seizure or reaction and resulting in a serious consequence. For the same reason, please do not send spreads to school made with nuts, the most popular being Nutella.
We also request that you do not send peanut butter substitutes (usually made from soy) with your child(ren). Because these products look and smell like real peanut butter, it puts our staff members in a difficult situation with determining whether or not a product could cause an anaphylactic reaction.
For the safety of these students, we ask that you do not send peanuts, nuts or their by-products to school with your child. Moreover, from time to time, some parents are very generous in sending treats to school to be enjoyed by the students in their child’s class during a celebration or special event. Should you do so, we ask that you take care that the finger foods are not made with peanuts, peanut oil, etc.
Thank you for your cooperation and understanding.