Remove Pre-packaged PB&J at Hollyrood!!!
Hello Hollyrood Families,
Many of our very-loved children at BC Fernwood and Hollyrood have life-threatening allergies to nuts and seeds. As you are well aware, Kindergarteners and 1st graders are eating in their classrooms. This poses a unique problem for those kids who have life-threatening food allergies. We thank you and your children for working to ensure all kids are safe in their classrooms.
In August 2013, a 13 year-old child died in the Sacramento area, prompting a district-wide eradication of all pre-packaged peanut butter and jelly sandwiches from the menus of 39 district elementary schools. Read more here: http://www.sacbee.com/2013/08/01/5613807/elk-grove-school-district-to-ban.html#storylink=cpy.
Despite the changes to Hollyrood and the many adjustments made by all of you, PPS Nutrition Services has yet to make any accommodations. They continue to supply pre-packaged, nutrition-less Smucker's Uncrustables PB&J to Hollyrood every day for consumption in classrooms where children may have life-threatening reactions. We are asking for your support in asking PPS Nutrition Services to do their part in protecting the lives of all our kids at school by offering a safe & nutritious alternative to the current PB&J offering.
Given the risk to children's lives and the current efforts to minimize this risk at the school, should PPS find a safer alternative to the PB&J menu option for lunch?
Please sign if you agree that PPS should provide a safer alternative to the PB&J “alternate” option for children at Beverly Cleary Hollyrood.