RTA FOOD POLICIES
At RTA the safety and well-being of our students is of paramount importance. Since food is involved in many parts of our day from lunch and snack to celebrations and after school activities, we have strict food policies to ensure that every student is safe and to maximize inclusiveness. We strive to accommodate allergies and food sensitivity issues, adhere to kosher standards and promote the overall health of our students.
Newly Revised Allergy Policy 2018-19!
RTA is a peanut, nut & sesame sensitive school.
Peanuts and sesame are not allowed, similar to last year.
NEW – Tree nuts (walnuts, hazelnuts, etc.) are not allowed for snacks. Tree nuts are allowed at lunch only.
All children with serious allergies must have on file at school a medical action plan/form signed by the child’s pediatrician or allergist. (please visit the website www.foodallergy.org for a sample allergy emergency care plan)
We ask that all parents take the extra time to read food labels when sending anything to school, as many unexpected products present issues – as an example, even some brands of plain bagels may contain sesame.
Products which say “May contain traces” (of peanuts and/or sesame) or “manufactured in same facility”/“made on shared equipment” are acceptable.
If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact the school office.
GENERAL FOOD POLICIES:
There is a strict “no sharing food” policy throughout the school.