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- 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
My son is in kindergarten, and I have been in ongoing discussions with the school about their lunch program (among other things) since he started school in September. I just got an e-mail from the District Nurse that says they following:
"Beth, food services have removed as much peanut products as they know exist. I still want to caution, that as you know, some products are not readily recognizable. We do not therefore consider Blackwell a peanut free school."
I can't believe that they complied with my request!! I feel so empowered!! The only down side is that this new rule only applies to this one elementary school in the whole school district. The remainer of the district will still be served peanut products, which is sad because I personally know other children with PA who go to different schools within this district. I still plan on packing my son's lunch every day, but I feel SO much better knowing that there will be less peanut butter on campus to worry about.
Well, I just had to share this news. This has proved to me that 1 person can make a difference even though it is small change. At least it is a step in the right direction, and it might make it easier for other parents in the district to do the same for their school.