Does anyone's child NOT sit at a peanut free table or zone?

Posted on: Fri, 08/26/2011 - 7:49am
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My son is in 3rd grade now and no longer wants to be restricted to a special zone of the cafeteria? Has anyone let their child "venture out"? any tips?

Posted on: Sat, 08/27/2011 - 6:42am
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My son will be starting K this year and they do not have peanut free tables. He is to sit at the end of the table and the kid next to him and 2 across from him can not be eating Peanut. they also wipe down the table prior to him sitting down and he puts his lunch on a paper towel.

Posted on: Fri, 09/02/2011 - 11:27pm
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My niece now sits at the regular table. She's in 5 grade but I think she may have started doing this last year. She begged her mom- hated being singled out as having to eat at the allergy table.
I am going to allow/request that my son sit at the regular table as early as 2nd grade. I am very concerned about the social stigma of being forced to eat away from the other kids. There's little proof that it's any safer than a procedure like what you describe above.
My son starts kindergarten in a week; I am going to carefully monitor the situation in his cafeteria. I know that the first two or three times I hear about him eating alone at the nut-free table, I will be speaking with the school about a better arrangement.

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