Student Health - Support of children with food allergies
Our Lady of the Assumption School is a caring community, and committed to promoting and protecting the rights of everone in the school. As such, the school aims to do our best to ensure the safety of children who experience food allergies, taking special care in cases where the reaction is anaphylactic. There are currently children in the school with severe allergies to a range of foods including nuts, shellfish and eggs.
Rather than an outright ban on these products, the school takes a risk minimisation approach, in line with the recommendations of the Australasian Society of Clinical Immunology and Allergy. The school will do this by adopting the following policy: