FOOD ALLERGY ALERT! EFFECTIVE IMMEDIATELY

PLEASE BE AWARE – THE FOLLOWING FOODS ARE NO LONGER PERMITTED AT PMDS:

·      EGGS

·      PEANUTS OR PEANUT PRODUCTS

·      BANANAS

PLEASE DO NOT SEND THESE FOODS WITH YOUR CHILD AS A SNACK OR EVEN IN THEIR BAG. PLEASE REMEMBER TO ALSO READ THE INGREDIENT LISTING IF SENDING PREPARED FOODS.  IF YOUR CHILDREN HAVE EATEN THESE FOODS PRIOR TO COMING TO PMDS, PLEASE MAKE SURE THAT YOUR CHILD’S HANDS AND FACE ARE WASHED THOROUGHLY. 

We have children enrolled in our dance classes who have life-threatening food allergies. It is stressful for their families to send them off to school or extracurricular activities with the fear that they could be in danger. Some allergies are so severe that even cross contamination is an issue. 

One of our dancers actually had a severe allergic reaction just a couple of weeks ago after having come in contact with a surface contaminated with eggs at the studio. 

We are urging you to remind your children not to share or trade food.  Please encourage hand washing after handling and eating food.  If your children have to have a snack before they come to class, please make sure they wash their hands thoroughly.

Liquid soap, bar soap, and sanitizing wipes effectively clean hands of potential allergens, but antibacterial sanitizing gels do not.  We have soap in the bathroom and at the sink in the change room. Please take advantage of them.

Thank you for your cooperation and your help in making our studio a safe place for all our dancers!