Food Allergy Policy Sent Back

Posted on: Tue, 03/23/2004 - 11:50pm
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But Williams parent Nicole Malec Kenyon and parent Elaine Rush Arruda both said their sons are picky and only eat peanut butter sandwiches, but are in classrooms that already have no-peanut policies. Malec Kenyon said her son often eats alone in the nurse's office, and Rush Arruda said her son sometimes doesn't eat at all, which leads to academic problems.
[url="http://www.townonline.com/newton/news/local_regional/new_covneallergiesg..."]http://www.townonline.com/newton/news/local_regional/new_covneallergiesg...

"I try to get him to eat something else, but he doesn't," she said.

Posted on: Wed, 03/24/2004 - 12:15am
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read the article. [i]no surprises here.[/i]

Posted on: Wed, 03/24/2004 - 2:29am
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I'm a Zervas Mom with a peanut-allergic son working to support the passage of the LTA guidelines. Please post a message if you have children in the Newton, MA Public Schools.
The peanut butter is going to be hitting the fan in Newton. But, if the right people work together, we could be a model for the county. --Karen
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Posted on: Wed, 03/24/2004 - 2:47am
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Quote:Originally posted by Jesse'sMom:
[b] I'm a XXXXXX Mom with a peanut-allergic son working to support the passage of the LTA guidelines. Please call me at XXX-XXX-XXXX or.........The peanut butter is going to be hitting the fan in XXXXXXX. But, if the right people work together, we could be a model for the county. --Karen[/b]
have you been working with the Mass. Document?
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Posted on: Wed, 03/24/2004 - 2:56am
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Quote:Originally posted by Jesse'sMom:
[b] But, if the right people work together, we could be a model for the county. [/b]
Is this model going to include [b]Full Time, Appropriately Prepared and Experienced, BSN, Certified School Nurses (RN)[/b]? [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/smile.gif[/img]

Posted on: Wed, 03/24/2004 - 3:05am
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Must be tough for those kids on Thanksgiving when everyone else is eating turkey and they have to have pb. Must be tough on Easter when everyone else is eating ham and the kids has to have pb. Must be tough when they go to McDonalds and everyone else gets chicen nuggets...I can only assume they must bring their own pb sandwich since the children WON'T EAT ANYTHING ELSE!!!!

Posted on: Wed, 03/24/2004 - 3:22am
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Quote:Parent Beth Doran said she thought eliminating foods from the classroom would remove certain aspects of education and create a misleading perception to kids with allergies that all environments are worry-free.
"One does a disservice to a child when they don't teach them to be responsible for themselves and their own well-being," she said.
GRRRRRRRRRRRRR!

Posted on: Wed, 03/24/2004 - 3:36am
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excerpt:"[i]Malec Kenyon presented the committee with findings from a recent study presented this week at the annual meeting of the American Academy of Allergy, Asthma, and Immunology.
The study, the findings of which are posted on the organization's Web site, says peanut allergens don't "appear to be widely distributed in schools" and that after cleaning hands and tabletops with soaps and common cleaners the allergen was "undetectable."[/i]
Would like to see the full article. Is it available online?
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[i]"The School Committee has not set a date to vote on the policy, but plans to wait until after April 28, when the schools will host Dr. Michael Young, author of, "The Peanut Allergy Answer Book" in an educational forum at Oak Hill Middle School.[/i]"
Wasn't Dr. Michael Young a member of the "Task Force" that developed: "[b]Managing Life Threatening Food Allergies in Schools[/b]"? (Mass Department of Education)
I seem to remember "Full Time School Nurses" being mentioned within the document.
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Posted on: Wed, 03/24/2004 - 5:04am
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Kim M, GRRRRRRRRRRRR is my thought exactly. How smug of that parent to say that. How EASY for her to sit there and spout that party line. How quickly would she change her mind if the topic was taking away low speed zones around schools to teach children to be responsible for themselves around traffic, or allowing guns to teach kids to be responsible around firearms. Heck, if we lose a few, well, they weren't just learning to be responsible for themselves quickly enough! I wonder if these people think young children are perfect when they are learning new things. Take any subject - math, reading, art - do young children get it right the first time? If not, then does she realize that if our young PA children don't learn perfectly and get it right the first time while they are "learning to be responsible for themselves" around peanuts, that they could die? Be perfect or die! Nice motto for the school. *SIGH* Ok, done ranting.

Posted on: Wed, 03/24/2004 - 9:18am
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Stacey K - great minds think alike; I had the same thoughts as I read this article. I swear I'm just about foaming at the mouth.
I have really had my fill of those parents who talk the talk without walking the walk. [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/mad.gif[/img]
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