TVSD 20-21 Approved Elementary Safe Snack List 
TVSD 20-21 Approved Elementary Center Safe Snack List.pdf

August 2020

Dear TVSD Elementary Families,

The Twin Valley School District recognizes that life-threatening allergies are on the
rise nationally and affects 5% of children and 4% of adults including many in each
elementary center. People diagnosed with severe allergies can have devastating reactions
that can result in serious illness, or in extreme cases, death when exposed to a specific food
allergen. Some are at-risk only if they ingest the identified allergen. For others, simply
touching a desk in the classroom or a water fountain that has the allergen on it can trigger an
allergic reaction. To support our students and staff diagnosed with a life threatening allergy,
the TVSD Elementary Centers have added the following procedures to address
classroom birthday celebrations, daily snacks (if permitted by the classroom teacher), and
classroom parties.

1. No food is permitted to be sent in to school for birthday celebrations. Alternative
celebration items may be brought in to the classroom to give out to students such as
stickers, pencils, or other small token. Other alternatives may include donating a book
to the classroom or school library in honor of the birthday celebrant.

2. Snacks must come from the recommended elementary snack list. This list was
made with consideration to the elimination of peanuts and tree-nuts as well as promoting
healthy snacks. Snacks are not to be shared in the classroom. The approved list of
snacks may have additional restrictions depending on life threatening allergies that may
be present in the classroom.

3. While food is not necessary for seasonal classroom parties, if any treats are
provided to students during parties they must follow the guidelines of the
recommended elementary snack list.

Thank you for assisting the TVSD Elementary Centers in providing a safe and healthy
learning environment for our students and staff.
Posted by SHORAN On 02 September, 2020 at 5:42 PM