Our directory is intended as a resource for people with peanut and nut allergies. It contains foods, helpful products, and much more.
- What is a Peanut Allergy
- Foods to Avoid
- The Allergic Reaction
- Recognizing and Treating Anaphylaxis
- Epinephrine Auto-Injectors
- Medical ID Bracelets
- Support Groups
Peanut Free and Nut Free
Other Food Allergies
KUDOS TO KINDERCARE!!! I live in the Chicagoland area where there are several Kindercare centers. After contacting one day care whose administrator advised me that they "would not change the menu for one child" and that the "kids just love their peanut butter", I was very discouraged. I finally contacted the Kindercare closest to my place of employment. They told me over the phone that they were aware of the allergy and did not have peanut butter on the menu. I decided to check out the center.
When I met with the administrator she showed me where the menu is posted and informed me that they recently cared for a child with a peanut allergy and knew about the EpiPen. I enrolled my daughter.
When we arrived on Ashley's first day, we were directed to the menu. Ashley's teachers asked me questions about her allergy and showed me where they would keep her EpiPen. They were very reassuring. Later that day, one of the "teachers" called me to inform me that one of the children was celebrating his birthday and they ordered a pizza. They called the restaurant and were informed that the pizza contained no pizza products, but they wanted to check with me to be sure.
Because our children have this deadly allergy it is imperative that we find child care providers who understand the severity of the allergy. I believe I have found one...I'm keeping my fingers crossed anyway!