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Food Allergies and You

Food Allergies
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Keeping our students safe is of paramount importance to Columbus City Schools. The Columbus Board of Education has adopted a policy [Policy 5161.3] for accommodating students with known food allergies that reduces the likelihood of students being exposed to food items that could cause an allergic reaction at school.

PLEASE NOTE:  No food shall 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 CCS Health, Family & Community Services Department at 614-365-5824.
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