3 yr old starting school

Posted on: Fri, 01/06/2006 - 6:26am
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Our 4 year old has a peanut allergy and we just found out last month that our 2 year old is also highly allergic. Next year, our 2 year old (who will be 3 at the time), will be starting preschool.
We are not sending him to the same school as our 4 year old because of stupidity on the faculties part. I'm sure you've read many posts dealing with lackadaisical directors/teachers who have put your children in harms way.
Having said that, I am going to meet with all the faculty in the new school and want to put together a pamphlet to hand out that will educate them on all aspects/dangers of a peanut allergy.
Does anyone know where I might find a brochure that I can print. I want to make sure I have as much information as I can give them.
Thanks

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Posted on: Fri, 01/06/2006 - 6:58am
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FAAN's website [url="http://www.foodallergy.org"]www.foodallergy.org[/url] has great information you can print off. Hopefully you can find what you need there!
Best Wishes,
Tracy

Posted on: Fri, 01/06/2006 - 8:38am
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Last night I found a brochure entitled Managing Life Threatening Food Allergies in Schools. It's produced by the Mass. Dept. of Education. I haven't read it yet, so I can't say whether it's good. Here's the link to it:
[URL=http://www.doe.mass.edu/cnp/news02/allergy.pdfhttp://www.doe.mass.edu/cnp/news02/allergy.pdf[/URL] . I have not yet had a chance to read it.
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Mookie---Mom to Devin (PA, born 2004) and Brendan (PA, TNA, SA; born 1999)
[This message has been edited by Mookie86 (edited January 06, 2006)- I give up trying to figure out how to get the link to post properly. It's duplicating the URL for some reason. Please copy and paste it if you'd like to see the brochure. Sorry for the inconvenience.]
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Posted on: Fri, 01/06/2006 - 8:54am
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[url="http://www.doe.mass.edu/cnp/news02/allergy.pdf"]http://www.doe.mass.edu/cnp/news02/allergy.pdf[/url]
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Posted on: Sat, 01/07/2006 - 10:47pm
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Radgrom - I couldn't find any phamplet that was directed at preschool, so I put a one-pager together....I can email it to you if you'd like. The material is taken from many different reputable sources - some paragraphs plagiarized, others my work! [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/smile.gif[/img]
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Posted on: Sat, 01/07/2006 - 11:20pm
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Our 3yo dd started pre-school this year. We used handouts and video from FAAN titled "Childcare and Pre-school Guide to Managing Food Allergies." The video included is called "It Only Takes One Bite." It is very professional, and has parents, an adult PA, and a doctor discussing FA's. I kind of thought it lended a bit of credence to what we were saying, and made it look like there was more to it than just a hysterical parent. I also copied selections from the binder to give to the staff. We brought the epi trainer and let them practice, and I brought a selection of food (empty containers actually) that were grouped into two groups. I asked them to distiguish between the two. They were surprised to find out the one group had PN/TN, and the other were may contains/processed in. None were obviously nut containing. I think that drove home the fact that they shouldn't feed dd anything but from us.
Anyways, it went well. I would highly recommend the FAAN materials.
Good luck!
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Lori Jo,
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Beatrice & Georgia, 8-14-99

Posted on: Sun, 01/08/2006 - 2:35am
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I have a 3 yo entering preschool next year and I would love to have a copy of the one pager you put together. The school is supposed to be nut-free but the parents bring in unopened snacks and the school re-reads the labels. That makes me a little nervous, but I am going to go see the school this week so I can really see how on top of it they are. They went Nut Free last year since there were 4 or 5 children with peanut allergies in their preschool. Isn't is awful the way this allergy is increasing? I do think more people are becoming aware though. There is almost one PA kid in every grade level at my older DS's school.
Andrea

Posted on: Fri, 01/06/2006 - 6:58am
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FAAN's website [url="http://www.foodallergy.org"]www.foodallergy.org[/url] has great information you can print off. Hopefully you can find what you need there!
Best Wishes,
Tracy

Posted on: Fri, 01/06/2006 - 8:38am
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Last night I found a brochure entitled Managing Life Threatening Food Allergies in Schools. It's produced by the Mass. Dept. of Education. I haven't read it yet, so I can't say whether it's good. Here's the link to it:
[URL=http://www.doe.mass.edu/cnp/news02/allergy.pdfhttp://www.doe.mass.edu/cnp/news02/allergy.pdf[/URL] . I have not yet had a chance to read it.
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Mookie---Mom to Devin (PA, born 2004) and Brendan (PA, TNA, SA; born 1999)
[This message has been edited by Mookie86 (edited January 06, 2006)- I give up trying to figure out how to get the link to post properly. It's duplicating the URL for some reason. Please copy and paste it if you'd like to see the brochure. Sorry for the inconvenience.]
[This message has been edited by Mookie86 (edited January 06, 2006).]

Posted on: Fri, 01/06/2006 - 8:54am
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[url="http://www.doe.mass.edu/cnp/news02/allergy.pdf"]http://www.doe.mass.edu/cnp/news02/allergy.pdf[/url]
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Love this site
Synthia

Posted on: Sat, 01/07/2006 - 10:47pm
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Radgrom - I couldn't find any phamplet that was directed at preschool, so I put a one-pager together....I can email it to you if you'd like. The material is taken from many different reputable sources - some paragraphs plagiarized, others my work! [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/smile.gif[/img]
[This message has been edited by Ree (edited January 08, 2006).]

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