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Posted on: Thu, 01/18/2007 - 12:32am
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Quote:Originally posted by momll70:
[b]I want to add that I also gave them 2 boxes of safe snacks for my son and put a huge label on the boxes with his name on all four sides because one day I noticed that they put their own "unsafe" snack in his box to make room in the cabinet. [This message has been edited by momll70 (edited January 18, 2007).][/b]
I put my son's initials and a smily face in red on all safe snacks I provide school. He will not eat it if he doesn't see the initials and smily face.
In first grade, they had pizza lunch and ice cream brought in from DQ. I felt bad that he didn't have ice cream....Nurse agreed to allow me to put a box of safe ice cream sandwiches in the teacher's lounge for him. His name was on the box with Safe Snack taped on it. I was helping at lunch one day, went in to get one and realized that a teacher apparently had a weak moment, ate one of his sandwiches and replaced it with another similar, but not safe one.
Amazing, seems like you do everything to keep your kid safe and someone is constantly one step ahead in jeopardizing safety!!!

Posted on: Thu, 01/18/2007 - 12:55am
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Quote:Originally posted by saknjmom:
[b] I was helping at lunch one day, went in to get one and realized that a teacher apparently had a weak moment, ate one of his sandwiches and replaced it with another similar, but not safe one.
Amazing, seems like you do everything to keep your kid safe and someone is constantly one step ahead in jeopardizing safety!!![/b]
Omg Saknjmom! That is awful! How did you address this? Now I am worried about leaving "safe snacks" for my child as they are obviously not taken seriously.
Ethan's mom- I also would be very upset. I would have another serious discussion w/ the director and teachers and expect action. They can eat their nut products at home. This is supposed to be a nut free school? As for the parents becoming lax, I think the school should only accept those that are safe. When someone sends in unsafe, it goes back home and a back up snack is served.
If I didn't see results, I would really consider switching preschools.

Posted on: Thu, 01/18/2007 - 1:03am
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This is exactly why I have never let dd have a safe snack box. When she was in preschool, I told her it had to come out of her lunchbox, period. No exceptions. There are just too many scenarios for mistakes to happen otherwise. And I never let a teacher decide what was safe for dd, even to this day at age 11. We did the rule about it has to come out of your lunchbox or you can`t have it until she was about 8. Then we did the rule about I can read the ingredients and put a sticker on that says "okay for Elyssa" (by then she would know my writing). Around age 10 I started letting her read the ingredients on drinks but not food and decide for herself. At age 11 is when I let her decide what foods she could eat after reading the ingredients. She is also milk allergic so reading ingredients is a little more complicated.
I would never let a teacher decide what dd can or cannot have. The only person I trust to read ingredients would be me or dd. I always thought the safe snack box was an accident waiting to happen. Everyone has access to it and it is so easy for someone who doesn`t understand pa to "borrow" a snack and replace it. It is really pretty simple to get a list of the birthdays and send a treat in your child`s lunchbox for any birthday or holiday (Valentine`s Day, Halloween). I don`t think dd was left out even once a year and I always knew she was safe.

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