Importance of Reading Food Labels
Each school year we have students with food allergies. A balance is the goal to help keep all of our students safe and healthy. It is important every time you purchase any food product for school that you read the entire food ingredient label. Manufacturers change products, equipment, and methods, all of which could be different from the last time you may have bought that item.
To read a label for a food allergy concern/issue, look for the following types of statements at the bottom of the ingredient list:
- May contain _________ (name of allergen)
- Processed on shared equipment with ___________ (name of allergen)
- Manufactured in a plant with ________________ (name of allergen)
- Contains _________________ (name of allergen)
DO NOT PURCHASE THE ITEM FOR SCHOOL WITH STATEMENTS ABOVE IF YOUR CHILD IS IN A CLASSROOM WITH STUDENTS WITH THOSE ALLERGIES!!!
Thank you, Mrs. Lukes
Ann Lukes, R.N.
MTE School Nurse
317-844-1158 ext. 1505
FAX # 317-571-4034