• Food and Nutrition Services

    Elementary schools prohibit nuts, nut products for 2020-21 school year

    This year, all elementary students will be eating lunch and snacks in their classrooms. To ensure a safe dining experience for all students, foods with peanuts and tree nuts cannot be brought to school. There are many students with life threatening food allergies and exposure to a peanut or tree nut product puts many students at risk of anaphylaxis. We need your help to keep everyone safe.

    • Do not send snacks or lunches that contain peanuts, almonds, cashews, hazelnuts, pistachios or walnut
    • Please read labels carefully to make sure that products are peanut- and nut-free. Products with labels that read “May contain traces of peanuts/nuts” or “Manufactured in a plant that processes peanuts/nut products” are not allowed.

    Foods that cannot be sent to school

    • Peanuts
    • Tree nuts: almonds, cashews, hazelnuts, pecans, pistachios, walnuts, et For a full list visit: Food Allergy Research
    • Peanut butter or any nut butters
    • Nut milk – almond milk,
    • Nutella
    • Pesto or nut-based spreads

    * SunButter, a product made with sunflower seeds, is a safe substitute for peanut butter!

    Peanut- and tree nut-free snack & lunch ideas!

    • Fruits & vegetables: canned or fresh
    • Fresh fruit: apples, bananas, peaches, pears, grapes, etc.
    • Chopped fruit: watermelon, cantaloupe, pineapple, etc.
    • Fruit cups: applesauce, pears, peaches, oranges, etc.
    • Dried fruit: raisins, dried apricots, etc.
    • Fresh vegetables: sliced cucumbers, carrots, sugar snap peas, sliced red pepper, grape tomatoes, etc.
    • Cheese: string cheese, cheese slices, etc.
    • Yogurt cup
    • 100% fruit juice boxes

    If you have further questions, please contact: your school’s health office. To view the Edina Student Wellness – Food, Nutrition and Physical Activity  Policy 533.