HB honors the powerful relationships between the food we serve, nutrition, wellness, sustainability, community, and culture:
Health & Wellness
HB's Dining Service prioritizes serving nutrient-rich, high fiber, whole foods, prepared in-house.
The school's operations reflect awareness of the impact made on communities, the environment, and the economy.
Culture & Community
Food is an expression of culture and identity, and dining together fosters joyful connections between people.
HB continuously researches the impacts of food choices and implements best practices as they evolve over time.
Peanut & Food Allergy Policy
Hathaway Brown School recognizes the prevalence of food allergies among children is increasing. The number of young people who had a food or digestive allergy increased 18 percent between 1997 and 2007 and food allergies now affect an estimated four to six percent of children in the United States. In some instances, allergic reactions to foods may be severe and even life threatening and allergic reactions to foods have become the most common cause of anaphylaxis in community health settings.
Thus, in accordance with Ohio Revised Code Section 3313.719, this policy creates a framework for protecting students with known food allergies and to reduce the likelihood of severe allergic reactions while at HB. This policy has been developed in consultation with parents, students, school nurses, teachers, administrative staff, and other community members.
HB is not a peanut-or-tree nut-free environment and it remains the students' responsibility to avoid potentially harmful food.
This policy shall take effect in full on September 1, 2016.