Do You Feel \"Peanut Free\" Is Becoming \"Politically Correct\"?

Posted on: Fri, 04/29/2005 - 3:56pm
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So, not what I was originally thinking when I picked up a brochure at the bank to-day. The brochure is for an independently run art camp for children during the summer months and is located in what *could* be considered a well off area in Toronto (I can post about the camp separately if anyone is interested because it did look quite good).

Line up in the bank is long and I'm looking at the courses and of course, when it comes to the lunch part, I want/need to see if it says anything about peanut free. It says to bring NUT FREE food.

Okay, so, at that moment in the bank, I'm thinking, brochure has to go home with me, I have to post about it on PA.com because even small, independently run art studio camps for children are "getting it".

That's a wonderful thing and definitely looking at the brochure, something I would want to see if I was sending my PA son - NUT FREE lunches.

But I was thinking later, and perhaps my thinking is warped, and I don't mind being corrected because I have a couple of other theories as well.

This art camp is run in a rather well off (financially) neighbourhood in Toronto. So, it is the *right*/*correct* thing to do to request NUT FREE lunches? Is it politically correct in some circles, if you will, to automatically request NUT FREE?

Or, is it simply that there are a large number of PA children in this city and politically correct has diddly squat to do with it?

Do you know what I mean? I'm not sure if I'm being clear or not.

I will post about the art camp itself tomorrow. I am not complaining that the lunches are requested to be NUT FREE. I'm not even complaining if it is "politically correct" (in a country where we now call African Americans - African Canadians, but whatever - I'm showing the extent of political correctness we go to). I'm just pondering.

To extend this further - if it was a privately run art camp (like not through the YMCA or Parks and Recreation) that was not in a well-to-do area of the city, would there still be NUT FREE on there?

(Yes, these may be rantings of a mad woman - I know my point, which only came to me hours after picking up the brochure so I could post it here as a positive thing, but I'm not sure if I am being clear or not).

Many thanks and best wishes! [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/smile.gif[/img]

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