While you certainly have more control over what your child eats by packing her lunch – it doesn't guarantee safety from exposure to allergens. It's common for children to share food and just one bite of another child's biscuit or peanut butter sandwich could potentially expose your child to food that triggers a bad reaction. By all means, pack an allergen-free lunch, but also educate your child not to be tempted to try other children's food, no matter how appetising it may appear! Also, make sure school staff have a clear, written management plan with details of allergy triggers, medications, and emergency phone numbers. A simple craft project, such as making a gingerbread house, can involve food products that expose children to allergens.