Eathing in the Classroom

Posted on: Sun, 03/18/2007 - 3:04pm
lhua's picture
Joined: 08/04/2003 - 09:00

My daughter is going to start Kindergarden in fall. The school I am interested in most doesn't have a cafeteria. The kids eats both lunch and snack in the classroom. I had a brief conversation with the pricipal during the registration. she said she can work with me to set up a nut-free environment for my daughter.

I want to know other's experience on eating in the classroom. If we set up the nut-free environment, it means no kids can bring peanut-butter sandwich. I am worry about how coorporate the parents and the teachers will be.

Do you feel eating in the cafeteria is more safer than in the classroom?

Thanks for sharing your experience.


Posted on: Sun, 03/18/2007 - 10:53pm
NicoleinNH's picture
Joined: 06/21/2003 - 09:00

[This message has been edited by NicoleinNH (edited June 09, 2007).]

Posted on: Mon, 03/19/2007 - 12:38am
chanda4's picture
Joined: 12/14/2006 - 09:00

IMO I am askig that NO food be allowe din my son's classrooms. It just seems safer and easier to me, then tryign to police what is brougth it, tyring to get parents to comply, trying to keep everything cleaned...just take the food elsewhere!
since you don't have a lunchroom at this school, that would be a huge red flag, for me(my opinion). I think I would look for another school int hat situation. But if you talk with this principal and they are going to ban peanuts from the classroom, and make it absolutly clear no one can bring anything in, it will be followed and policed...if it seems liek they really know and understand this...then maybe it can work. But based on what you posted, I'd keep looking....IMO
Chanda(mother of 4)
Sidney-8 (beef and chocolate, grasses, molds, weeds, guinea pig & asthma)
Jake-6 (peanut, all tree nuts, eggs, trees, grasses, weeds, molds, cats, dogs, guinea pig & eczema & asthma)
Carson-3 1/2 (milk, soy, egg, beef and pork, cats, dog, guinea pig and EE)
Savannah-1 (milk and egg)

Posted on: Mon, 03/19/2007 - 9:25am
Jodi2boys's picture
Joined: 01/23/2003 - 09:00

My son's classroom is peanut/nut-free. Fortunately, they do not have snack...not b/c of allergies...just the teacher's decision.
But, my son does eat lunch in the classroom every day with classmates that rotate each day. They must pack a peanut/nut-free lunch/snack.
I send a list home to all the parents with safe suggestions. Everything needs to be labeled and if not, the label needs to be sent in with the food to make sure.
My son's aide checks the lunches every morning...any questionable items, she contacts me to double-check. If something isn't safe, that child goes to the cafeteria with the class.
We've been doing this for a couple years and so far, it's been working great.
Just trying to give you some suggestions. Hope it helps :-)

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