Is your local YMCA peanut free? (US specific)

Posted on: Thu, 08/12/2004 - 4:18am
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I am going to compile a list of YMCAs across the country that are peanut free. If yours is, can you please post the state in this thread? thank you.

Gale

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Posted on: Thu, 08/12/2004 - 4:50am
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Our YMCA in DFW area in Texas is peanut free. Well, I guess when I say that I mean I know that the nursery/child care area is. Since my children are little that's the only area they really use. It is posted on the door and many other places in the child care area.
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Posted on: Thu, 08/12/2004 - 6:08am
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My friend's ymca in St. Paul is peanut free. My Y (Pennsylvania) has a food free child care area, but kids can bring sippy cups. The workout areas are supposed to be non-food areas, but people violate that rule all the time.

Posted on: Thu, 08/12/2004 - 6:18am
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I don't believe the entire YMCA in Woburn is peanut free but portions of it are. The entire preschool building is peanut-free, The "kidstop" room located in the main building is peanut free, and there is supposed to be no food allowed in the gym, the locker rooms or the pool area (don't know how stricly that is enforced, though.) Last I checked they did sell peanut products in the vending machines in the lobby of the main building.
Oh, sorry, the state is Massachusetts.
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Posted on: Thu, 08/12/2004 - 7:18am
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These two YMCA's are in the Charlotte, NC area:
Morrison Family YMCA and Siskey Family YMCA
They are peanut-free and the staff is trained on how to use Epi-pens.

Posted on: Fri, 08/13/2004 - 3:07pm
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The child care area at the Mountain View, California YMCA is peanut and tree nut free.
HTH, Miriam

Posted on: Sun, 08/15/2004 - 11:04pm
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Our YMCA in Fishers, Indiana does not allow peanut butter in the child area. Children are allowed to bring in their own food, but the staff does not serve children food. My 4 year old knows not to eat anything while I am away. I always put peanut allergy/do not feed on his sheet.
There is a sign posted saying no peanut butter allowed, just can't be positive that a peanut butter cracker isn't going to slip in, but maybe parents won't bring them. It is a step in the right direction though.

Posted on: Mon, 08/16/2004 - 12:31am
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Our YMCA is not peanut free. The toddler daycare areas are though. The director removed all peanut/tree nut candy and food from the snack bar for the camp. They provide peanut free areas for allergic children and all counselors/employees are trained with epi pen. Additionally, the director is a RN and there is a full time RN on site.

Posted on: Mon, 08/16/2004 - 6:27am
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Our YMCAs in Winston- Salem NC are not peanut free. I was told it would not be safe for my child to go there. Great.

Posted on: Thu, 09/09/2004 - 10:00am
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thanks everyone-I will send the link to this thread to the Y director. [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/smile.gif[/img]
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