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
Should Tree Nuts be banned, too??
I would really like to hear how you are all handling tree nuts in your schools. My 5 year old dtr is severely allergic to peanuts but has not tested positive to any tree nuts. Our allergist, Michael Young, has recommended that we avoid tree nuts due to the high risk of cross-contamination. For those of you in a similar situation, how have you handled the schools? Have you asked them to ban tree nuts in the classroom in addition to peanuts? My dtr eats in the classroom with other students (there is no cafeteria). I am very concerned as to how the teacher will be able to decipher almond butter, cashew butter, soy butter, etc. from peanut butter. Notes from home are helpful, but what if a parent forgets? Would love to hear your thoughts!! Lisa in Western MA