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Where are nut-free schools in Massachusetts

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By jenelle on Tue, 09-04-07, 16:32

Does anyone know of nut-free schools in Massachusetts? I found that Peabody Public Schools has some, and I also heard about one in Concord. There must be more out there. We can't afford private school but might consider moving to another town south of Boston if they are nut-free or very allergy aware.

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By maddiesmom on Tue, 09-04-07, 23:29

I believe that the town of Franklin, MA (south west of Boston-off 495) has peanut/nut free schools. I saw a story on it in the local news and I think someone posted a link to a story here on the boards. I know there are a few school surrounding Boston that are peanut/nut free-you might want to try using the search button and see if anything pops up. Good luck in your search!

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By PinkPoodle on Wed, 09-05-07, 01:13

I am just giving town names based on memory (ones I think are peanut-free)---Amesbury, Andover (not sure if that was North Andover or both Andover and North Andover), Brookline (???), Newton. Lexington has a great allergy policy in place, but I'm not sure they are peanut-free.

I hope I helped narrow it down some. I'm not sure how accurate my memory is. Sorry!

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By PinkPoodle on Wed, 09-05-07, 01:17

[url="http://www.peanutaware.com/school_tips.html"]http://www.peanutaware.com/school_tips.html[/url]

This site lists an elementary school in Lexington, MA as peanut-free.

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By PinkPoodle on Wed, 09-05-07, 03:26

[url="http://www.amesburyma.gov/home.nfs?a=amesbury&l=;PROCEDURES;PROCEDURE_ID='432'"]http://www.amesburyma.gov/home.nfs?a=amesbury&l=;PROCEDURES;PROCEDURE_ID='432'[/url]

[url="http://www.ci.amesbury.ma.us/home.nfs?a=amesbury&s=special&document=6606&group_id=2"]www.ci.amesbury.ma.us/home.nfs?a=amesbury&s=special&document=6606&group_id=2[/url] -
Amesbury is "Nut Sensitive (Peanut-free if you read the 2nd link policy)"---above is the link to their policy.

Wilmington, MA (They request no peanuts/tree nuts in the school)
[url="http://www.wilmington.k12.ma.us/Extended%20Day/wildwood.htm#Lunch"]http://www.wilmington.k12.ma.us/Extended%20Day/wildwood.htm#Lunch[/url]

I'll search for more and add as I find them.

Found Lexington's policy:
[url="http://estabrook.lexingtonma.org/EstaInfo/Handbook2005-6.pdf"]http://estabrook.lexingtonma.org/EstaInfo/Handbook2005-6.pdf[/url]

Interesting article about peanut bans in 1997 (!!!) mentioning North Andover
[url="http://www.nsba.org/site/doc_micro.asp?TRACKID=&CID=1141&DID=31327"]http://www.nsba.org/site/doc_micro.asp?TRACKID=&CID=1141&DID=31327[/url]
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Boxford Public Schools Policy (page 13)
[url="http://www.boxfordschools.org/PDFs/bes_handbook.pdf"]http://www.boxfordschools.org/PDFs/bes_handbook.pdf[/url]

Peabody, MA and "Fish-free School"
[url="http://mccarthy.peabody.k12.ma.us/index_files/page0009.htm"]http://mccarthy.peabody.k12.ma.us/index_files/page0009.htm[/url]

Saugus appears to be "Peanut/Nut Restricted"
[url="http://www.saugus.mec.edu/Lynnhurst/"]http://www.saugus.mec.edu/Lynnhurst/[/url]

Arlington, MA (Comprehensive Food Allergy Policy--not peanut-free school)
[url="http://www.arlington.k12.ma.us/brackett/AllergyPolicy.pdf"]http://www.arlington.k12.ma.us/brackett/AllergyPolicy.pdf[/url]

Ayer, MA [url="http://www.ayer.k12.ma.us/ph/phfa_home.cfm"]http://www.ayer.k12.ma.us/ph/phfa_home.cfm[/url]

Salem, MA is also peanut/nut free
[url="http://www.salem.k12.ma.us/schools/witchcraft/images/parent_student_handbook.pdf"]http://www.salem.k12.ma.us/schools/witchcraft/images/parent_student_handbook.pdf[/url]

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By Lindajo on Thu, 09-06-07, 13:15

MY DH works for Lexington Public Schools and they are very aware. I'll have to ask him if they are peanut free too. At the recent teacher's meeting, they were told "Due to the many food allergies in the schools, absolutely no food in any way may be used in the classroom." Even if they aren't peanut free, it is a step in the right direction and if PB is served in the cafe, at least it is in a controlled area and not throughtout the school.

Today, they are having a 1/2 day (for the kids) and all the teachers have to attend a class on proper use of the Epi and all about food allergies.

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By jenelle on Thu, 09-06-07, 22:35

Wow--thanks for the info. It seems difficult to find a school that is nut-free or even very nut-aware beyond merely designating a nut-free cafetaria table and some classes "nut-free" (yet the kids still bring in homemade snacks!)

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By mgaudreau on Tue, 02-01-11, 17:54

Dear Jenelle,
Off the top of my head I can name a few nut/peanut schools in MA would be Wakefield, Saugus, and North Reading. And really thats just the towns around me that I know of. I live in Wakefield and they have been excellent in dealing with my sons allergies.

Good Luck,
Melissa

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By silvia850 on Thu, 01-12-12, 02:41

Hello,
Also Atrium School in Watertown, MA is a completely nut safe school. They have been amazing with my son. He is now in 4th grade and has been there since Kindergarten. He also has very severe asthma and MANY food allergies and I feel very safe with him there. www.atrium.org

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By silvia850 on Thu, 01-12-12, 02:41

Hello,
Also Atrium School in Watertown, MA is a completely nut safe school. They have been amazing with my son. He is now in 4th grade and has been there since Kindergarten. He also has very severe asthma and MANY food allergies and I feel very safe with him there. www.atrium.org

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By silvia850 on Thu, 01-12-12, 02:42

Hello,
Also Atrium School in Watertown, MA is a completely nut safe school. They have been amazing with my son. He is now in 4th grade and has been there since Kindergarten. He also has very severe asthma and MANY food allergies and I feel very safe with him there. www.atrium.org

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