Anderson Creek Academy (ACA) - Peanut Policy


The Anderson Creek Academy Board of Education has determined that ACA will be a peanut-free school. This decision was based on medical evidence proving an allergy to “peanuts” can be life-threatening not only with ingestion of the peanut protein but also via airborne transmission or skin contact with the peanut protein. The Anderson Creek Academy Board of Education greatly appreciates your adherence to the following guidelines to ensure the safety of all those with an allergy to the peanut protein (a legume, not a true “nut”).

  • Please avoid bringing foods, lotions, craft items, plush toys, or other toys (i.e. bean bags) into the school that:

            a. Contain “peanuts”

            b. May contain “peanuts”

            c. Were “made in a factory that uses peanut/nut ingredients”

            d. Were “manufactured in a facility that also processes peanuts”

These guidelines are in accordance with the American Academy of Allergy, Asthma, and Immunology’s 2018 position regarding safety for young children with a peanut allergy and they reflect a “Higher Exposure Risk” stance.