Food allergies can be life threatening. As a result of this, accidental exposure to foods must be reduced in the school setting. It is the desire of Hawthorne Christian Academy to partner with parents and students to ensure a safe educational environment for students with food allergies. This is a shared responsibility between the family, the school and the student. While it is not reasonable to expect a completely food allergy free environment at Hawthorne Christian Academy, when all parties work together, the risk of accidental exposure can be greatly reduced.