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
ok...I just had an epiphany...or did I, lol.
DS has been in daycare for 4 months...doing great, we are really pleased w/the respect his allergies are given.
He was moved into the 2yr old class a couple weeks ago. Before the move, I noticed the menus I got had "no peanut butter to the infant room".
Yay...made our life a little easier for a while, and when I spoke to the teacher about it, she said they'd had a meeting and decided not to give the 1yr old class peanut butter w/their snacks.
They dont serve PB sandwiches as lunch, but they do serve it with crackers as a snack.
Then I got to wondering...if it's OK [i]not[/i] to serve it to the 1yr old class, why dont they [i]not[/i] serve it to the older classes?
I know the daycares have guidelines for the food they serve...I understand about the protein requirements, and the guidelines are determined by (ok, I forget who sets those guidelines...the DHNR or something, lol).
We're told not to give kids peanuts early...not before they are 1, 2, 3...depends on where you get your information I guess. Soooo.....if we "know" not to give peanuts to kids (and not all of us "know"...I was more concerned w/peanuts as a choking hazard, not an allergy hazard), why is peanut butter "pushed" on kids in daycare?
Ok...so here's the epiphany...
Why is it that whoever recommends not giving peanuts to young children (American Academy of Pediatrics??? I dont know, lol), and whoever it is that's "over" daycares, why can't they "get together" on this peanut allergy thing?
Sorry I'm rambling...I know what I'm trying to say...it's late and I'm not all that articulate right now, lol.