In an effort to provide an Allergy Safe environment, we ask that you do not send food from home unless your child has an approved Food Agreement, or if your child(ren) attend one of RisingOaks Early Learning location with a bagged lunch policy.
RisingOaks is committed to the fundamental principle of providing and maintaining a healthy environment for all children and staff. In particular, this includes all those who may be susceptible to anaphylaxis, the term used to describe acute, severe, life-threatening allergic reactions to a substance. RisingOaks' goal is to minimize and control allergies through education. Employees and students that work in the centres are required to participate in anaphylaxis training bi-annually. In addition, a review of the use of Epi-pens and Twinjects® is conducted a minimum of twice annually.
Although it is difficult to ensure a risk-free environment, RisingOaks has designated all of its locations as “Allergy Safe” and will not knowingly serve nut products. Anaphylactic reactions to other substances (for example: eggs & milk) are dealt with on a case by case basis. RisingOaks requires that any individual (e.g., children, employees, students, and volunteers) at risk for anaphylaxis have an Individual Emergency Anaphylaxis Plan.
Click here for more information on our Anaphylaxis Emergency Plan
Click here to go to our Forms page where you can find other health related documents.
Due to our Anaphylaxis policy, children are not permitted to bring food into the centre unless they have a food agreement or attend a full day for YDP.
On your child’s birthday you may send in a special craft, stickers or a small food treat for your child to share. Please note that food sent in, must be store bought, have an ingredients label and not contain nuts or a warning that it may have come in contact with nuts.
Please speak to your centre supervisor and complete the required allergy forms. A Food Agreement will also be put in place whereby you'll confirm which menu items your child can and cannot have. The supervisor, and centre cook, where applicable, will work with you to determine appropriate subsitutions.
Please speak to your centre supervisor and complete the required forms. A Food Agreement will also be put in place whereby you'll confirm which menu items your child can and cannot have. The supervisor, and centre cook, where applicable, will work with you to determine appropriate subsitutions.
Please speak to your centre supervisor to discuss strategies to encourage your child to try new foods and ensure they have enough to eat.
It is up to you what you would like to substitute for your child's food while they are at RisingOaks. You may consider the serverity of the allergy when making this decision.