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Allergy Awareness
Effective January 1, 2006, new provincial legislation known as "Sabrina's Law" came into effect. This legislation established standards for schools in Ontario on how to recognize anaphylactic shock and symptoms. At Williamsburg Public School, we have established an Anaphylaxis Committee that takes a proactive approach to ensure that policies and procedures are in place to ensure our students' safety. The committee has also developed education kits that have been linked to the Health Curriculum. For more information on "Sabrina's Law", please visit the following Web Site:
We have a nut sensitive policy where we ask students and parents to please make sure that they do not send lunch or food items that contain nuts or nut traces. Please make sure that you read all labels to check for nut traces. Even nut trace amounts could result in death. If you have any questions regarding if certain foods are appropriate to send to school, please do not hesitate to contact the school.
Cross Contamination: Please be aware of the cross contamination of foods. Please be careful of foods sent from home that may have come into contact with food items with nuts in them or bowls/utensils that have been used to make products with nuts in them.
Possible Symptoms of Anaphylaxis:
  • tingling of mouth
  • feeling of foreboding, fear, apprehension
  • flushed face, body
  • swelling - eyes, lips, face, tongue
  • tightness in throat, mouth, chest
  • difficulty breathing, swallowing
  • wheezing
  • coughing, choking
  • vomiting, stomach upset
  • dizziness, unsteadiness
  • loss of consciousness
  • coma and death
For more information, visit the following Canadian Web Site: