International Montessori School of Durham Releases Official Nut Policy

In 2012 one of the biggest health concerns of school administrators is the safe handling of nut based foods.  The International Montessori School (Durham) like thousands of schools across the country have taken the preventative measure of issuing a standard nut policy for their children that may have an allergic reaction to nuts.  Find more on the policy below:

The International Montessori School (IMS) is a non-profit educational organization that promotes bilingualism (French and Spanish) at all ages, with particular emphasis on the early childhood and lower elementary years.   For more information on their current openings please call Telephone: (919) 401-4343.

IMS SUMMER & 2012-13 NUT POLICY

NOT ALLOWED at IMS:

-Nut products of any kind

-Peanut butter, Almond butter, Cashew butter

-Any food with the following on the label:

~ ‘CONTAINS or MAY CONTAIN NUTS’

~ ‘MAY CONTAIN TRACES OF NUTS’

~ ‘MADE IN A FACILITY THAT PROCESSES NUTS / PRODUCED ON SHARED EQUIPMENT WITH NUTS’

-Any homemade or store bought FOOD WITHOUT A LABEL stating that it is ‘nut free’

–> Any questionable or unlabeled food item will be removed from the classroom and replaced with a safe food item.

OK at IMS:

· Sunbutter & Soybutter

· Seeds (pumpkin/sunflower/flax, etc)

· Coconut (not actually a ‘nut’)