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Food Allergies

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Allergies


Allergy Forms can be found on the Student Health Forms page. 

Columbus Board of Education Food Allergy Policy

The Columbus Board of Education framework ( Policy 5161.3) for accommodating students with known food allergies that reduces the likelihood of an allergic reaction at school. Going forward,no food will be distributed by means other than the school breakfast/snack/lunch/vending program without prior approval by the building principal or principal designee. Parents and staff are encouraged to provide non-food items such as pencils, erasers, stickers, games or bookmarks for classroom celebrations.

The prevalence of food allergies is on the rise in the U.S., now affecting 6 to 8 percent of all children and nearly 1 in 25 school-age children. For some people, an allergic reaction to a particular food may be uncomfortable but not severe. For others, an allergic food reaction can be frightening and even life-threatening. If your child has a diagnosed food allergy, please make your school aware or contact Health Services at 614-365-5824.

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