Nut Free School

We are a nut free school.

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Peanuts are a member of the legume family and not botanically related to tree nuts. Peanut allergy is one of the most common food allergies in children, adolescents, and adults.

Other Names for Peanuts:

  •          Arachide
  •          Arachis oil
  •          Beer nuts
  •          Cacahouète/cacahouette/cachuète
  •          Goober nuts, goober peas
  •          Kernels
  •          Mandelonas, Nu-NutsTM
  •          Nut meats
  •          Valencias



Possible sources of peanuts:

  • Almond & hazelnut paste, icing, glazes, marzipan, nougat
  • Nut substitutes such as re-flavoured and reformed peanuts that look like other nuts
  • Baked goods, e.g., cakes, cookies, donuts, energy bars, granola bars, pastries
  • Cereals
  • Chili
  • Ice cream & flavoured ice water treats, frozen desserts, frozen yogurts, sundae toppings
  • Dried salad dressings and soup mixes
  • Ethnic foods e.g., Thai, Vietnamese, Chinese, curries, egg rolls, satays, Szechuan & other sauces, gravy, soups
  • Hydrolyzed plant protein/ hydrolyzed vegetable protein
  • Peanut oil / cold pressed peanut oil
  • Snack foods such as candy, candy bars, chocolate, dried fruits, chewy fruit snacks, trail mixes, popcorn, chips
  • Vegetarian meat substitutes
  • Edible fruit arrangements


Non-food sources of peanuts:

  • Ant baits, bird feed, mouse traps, pet food
  • Cosmetics, hair and skin care products, soap, sunscreen
  • Craft materials
  • Medications and vitamins
  • Mushroom growing medium
  • Stuffing in toys

Tree nuts
Common tree nuts include almonds, Brazil nuts, cashews, chestnuts, hazelnuts (filberts), hickory nuts, macadamia nuts, pecans, pine nuts (pinon, pignolias), pistachios, shea nuts and walnuts.

People who are allergic to tree nuts should also avoid peanuts and tree nut derivatives because of the risk of cross-contamination. People with an allergy to one type of tree nut have a greater chance of being allergic to other types.

Coconut and nutmeg are not included in the list of tree nuts; however, they can cause allergic reactions, just like any other food. If you have a tree nut allergy, ask your allergist if coconut and nutmeg are safe for you.

Other names for tree nuts:

  • Anacardium nuts
  • Nut meats
  • Queensland nut (macadamia)

Possible sources of tree nuts:

  • Baked goods, e.g., cakes, cereal bars, cookies, crackers, donuts, energy bars, ganola bars, pastries and pies, baking mixes
  • Cereals, muesli
  • Ice cream, flavoured ice water treats, frozen desserts, sundae toppings, frozen yogurts, pralines
  • Calisson (a marzipan-like candy made from almonds)
  • Marzipan (almond paste)
  • Main course dishes such as almond chicken, pad thai, satay, chilli, gravies
  • Natural flavourings and extracts e.g. pure almond extract,
  • Smoke flavourings e.g., barbecue sauces
  • Tree nut and/or peanut oils


Possible sources of tree nuts continued:

  • Nut-flavoured coffees and liqueurs such as Frangelico (hazelnut flavoured) and amaretto (almond flavoured)
  • Salads,(e.g., Waldorf Salad) and salad dressings
  • Barbecue and pesto sauces
  • Snack food e.g., candy, candy bars, chips, chocolate, popcorn, snack mixes, trail mixes
  • Spreads and Nut butters (e.g., Nutella)
  • Gianduja and giandula (chocolate blended with hazel nuts)
  • Vegetarian dishes

Non-food sources of tree nuts:

  • Bean-bags, kick sacks/hacky sacks
  • Bird seed
  • Cosmetics, skin and hair care products, lotions, soap, body scrubs, sun screens
  • Massage oils
  • Pet food
  • Sandblasting materials


Thank you for taking the time to read this important information.