Food in the Classroom Guidelines
Wyoming City Schools strives to create and maintain a healthy and safe educational environment for all students. The prevalence of food allergies among children increased 18% during 1997-2007 and allergic reactions to foods have become the most common cause of anaphylaxis in community health settings. Although difficult to measure, research suggests that approximately 4% of children and adolescents are affected by food allergies. The symptoms and severity of allergic reactions to food can be different between individuals and can also be different for one person over time.
In an effort to ensure the daily management of food allergies in individual children in Wyoming City Schools, all community members are asked to follow the Guidelines for Food in the Classroom.
During the 2015-16 school year, Wyoming City Schools created a “Food in the Classroom” task force to discuss the safety factors related to consuming or using food while in the classroom. The task force was made up of teachers, counselors, parents, school administrators, health specialists, nutritionists, and an allergist. To read the entire letter that introduced the new food in the classroom guidelines at the time, please click here.
For additional information, please contact Director of Pupil Services Dr. Tracy Wurtzler at WurtzlerT@wyomingcityschools.org or 513-206-7022.