Important Information About Peanuts At TAPS
Peanut Flyer TAPS.pdf
Tilbury Public School is a “Nut Aware” School. This means no nut
products can be brought to school.
A nutritious lunch should contain three or four food groups from Canada’s
Food Guide to Healthy Eating: Grain Products, Vegetables and Fruit
(preferably some of each) and Milk Products and/or Meat and Alternatives.
Mix and match the following ideas, remembering to read the labels of
pre-packaged foods or ingredients you use in home-prepared foods:
Nut Free Snacks Ideas
Yogurt, Milk, Fresh Fruit, Cheese & Crackers
Unsweetened Cereal, Juice, Raw Vegetables, Dip for Veggies
Yogurt with Fruit, Milk Pudding, Canned Fruit
Cheese Celery Sticks, Homemade Muffin, Pita—tuna salad
Slice of Meat, Salami Sandwich, Hard Cooked Egg
Plain Popcorn, Bagel with Cream Cheese, Nut-free Granola Bars
ALWAYS LOOK FOR LABELS THAT SAY “MAY CONTAIN TRACES OF NUTS” or
“PROCESSED IN A FACTORY THAT ALSO PROCESSES NUTS” AND AVOID THOSE PRODUCTS!
MANY CONSUMER PACKAGES NOW HAVE THIS SAFE NO-PEANUT SIGN:
Why can’t we have any food at TAPS with nuts?
We have children at Tilbury Area Public School with severe allergic
reaction to peanuts and tree nuts. This allergy can be so severe that even trace amounts
of a peanut or tree nut can be fatal.
So please do not send any food containing tree nuts, peanuts, peanut butter, peanut
oil, nutella, or imitation peanut butter such as soy nut butter or pea
butter (teacher/monitor won’t be able to tell the difference between
imitation and peanut butter by looking at it).
We thank you for your cooperation, and understanding of these
We know you would expect no less if it was your child.