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Posted on: Wed, 01/16/2008 - 1:51pm
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My misunderstanding. I thought she was offering cashew butter as a substitution, but rereading I see that's not the case, so yeah, obviously you don't want to be pushy by suggesting/providing an alternative. As you say, it's her party.
I'd still decline though. I'd be too nervous of the other kids touching their food, then touching everything else, etc. You could always start teaching food safety habits without the presence of an allergen, like enforcing a rule to not take another child's food and apply it all the time that way there's no decision to make, hopefully it just becomes habit.

Posted on: Thu, 01/17/2008 - 9:46am
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UPDATE ... I received word back from the mother, who is now serving banana/honey sandwiches instead of cashew butter. I am so happy, as she did not make a big deal about it at all (and I did not suggest an alternative). It makes me feel a bit more positive about my future dealings with other parents, despite all of the negative things I have been reading/hearing lately!

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