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Wellness, Celebrations & Educational Experiences with Food

Wellness, Celebrations & Educational Experiences with Food

October 15, 2018


In 2006, the CTSDE published Guidelines for Managing Life-Threatening Food Allergies in Connecticut Schools. In May 2006, the Enfield Board of Education passed Wellness Policy #6142.  Part of this policy addresses celebrations in the classroom.

EPS has many students and staff with severe food allergies, so I want to remind you of a few of our practices.

1.   No home baked food of any kind can be brought into school to be shared in class. This includes        students and staff.

2.   Celebrations, which include the consumption of shared food are limited to one per month in each    classroom and must include healthy choices.

3.   Any food purchased in a store or bakery must be brought to the nurse's office for approval with the following conditions:

 - The food must be brought in the original, sealed package (cracker or cookie packages must be brought in the multipack)

- Ingredients on the package must be clearly visible for the nurse to read

4.   No beverages other than water are allowed outside of lunch in classrooms, study halls, or in the hallways.  Parents/guardians, please do not drop your child off at school with beverages being consumed.

*Please note these guidelines do not apply to your child’s lunch or snack brought from home.  Please remind them not to share their food items.

If you have questions, the best way to reach me is by email.

Thanks for your cooperation in keeping our students safe.

Trisha Vayda BSN, RN, NCSN
Acting Nursing Supervisor
Enfield Public Schools
1264 Enfield St.
Enfield, CT 06082


Posted:  10-15-18