Allergies, Personal & Religious Food Restrictions
- LCDS is required by Alberta Government licensing to ensure all children with food allergies, which can place them at serious health risk, are kept safe to the best of our abilities, while attending our program.
- LCDS strives to be a NUT-FREE classroom, this includes products which are labelled with the phrase “may contain nuts”. A list of approved snacks, brands and nut free bakeries are listed in the LCDS Parent Handbook.
- LCDS and the Board of Executives, respect the personal choices, ethnic and religious backgrounds of its members. As a result, food preparation procedures may include steps to prevent cross contamination of snacks which contain specific ingredients. This may change from year to year depending on student needs.
- Examples of specific ingredients which may require additional food preparation steps may include eggs, dairy products, pork or beef. If you have a question about the requirements for the preparation of food while on parent helper duty, please ask the staff before purchasing, bringing and preparing the snack.
**LCDS keeps alternate snacks on hand, in the event a snack brought in by the helping parent, is not suitable for a child’s allergy or food restriction.