ASD-S recognizes Food Allergy Awareness Month in May and
remembers the importance of food allergy safety all year long!
Food allergies are one of the leading causes of potentially
life-threatening anaphylactic reactions, especially among children. In Canada
approximately 4% of children have food
allergies, with the most common being peanuts, eggs, milk, tree nuts,
wheat, soy, sesame seeds, seafood, and sulfites. As there is no way of
predicting how severe an allergic reaction may be and no known cure for food
allergy, avoiding the allergenic food is required to prevent a reaction.
We appreciate the things you do to reduce potential risk to
those children with allergies, including keeping our schools nut-free and scent-free
facilities. For more information on Food Allergies, including resources and tips, visit: