Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Derby schools ban nuts as part of allergy policy

By Phyllis Swebilius
Register Staff
DERBY — Homemade cakes to celebrate a child’s birthday will be a treat of the past under a new regulation designed to help young children with food allergies.
Derby schools have banned nut products in pre-kindergarten through grade 5.
“We’re trying to protect the kids who have very allergic reactions to certain foods,” Board of Education Chairman Ken Marcucio said Tuesday.

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