The prevalence of food allergies in the U.S. is on the rise. Food allergies among children have increased by nearly 50 percent between 1997 and
2011. One in every 13 children, or roughly two in every classroom, suffers from some type of food allergy. In addition, children with a food
allergy are two to four times more likely to have conditions such as asthma and other allergies. For some, an allergic reaction to a particular
food may be uncomfortable but not severe. For others, a food reaction can be frightening and even life-threatening. If your child has a
diagnosed food allergy, please contact your child’s building principal and/or school nurse.
The Fremont Board of Education has an adopted policy for accommodating students with food allergies that reduces the likelihood of an allergic
reaction at school. All district child nutrition department personnel will follow the appropriate food plan established for any student having a
Please note that we must have a Dr.’s note on file if your child is diagnosed with a food allergy or sensitivity and he or she is requesting
an alternative meal. If we do not have a written excuse from the child’s physician, we may be unable to provide them with an alternative meal.
Please contact Abby Berndt, Child Nutrition Supervisor, with any questions regarding this matter.