On-line poll: Is having a school peanut-free fair

Posted on: Fri, 02/17/2006 - 2:07pm
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Interesting results so far on this poll. As of today, 25% responded it is fair while 29% responded it was "pushy parents/weak administrators".

[url="http://specialchildren.about.com/library/polls/blpoll9.htm"]http://specialchildren.about.com/library/polls/blpoll9.htm[/url]

In case you want to vote/respond to the inappropriateness of the way the question was asked.

Posted on: Sat, 02/18/2006 - 10:48am
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That is pretty interesting how its one extreme to the other.....hmmmm...I still dont know how I feel about that. Eventhough my daughter is very allergic, I just dont know how I feel. I can see both points, but I pretty much feel public school had to accomodate all kids.

Posted on: Tue, 02/21/2006 - 5:39am
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I didn't used to focus on making my son's school PN free. Only focused on educating my child, other parents and his teachers etc.
He is in second grade. He participated in wrestling which was somewhat uncomfortable for me due to all the contact and touching in this sport.
The matches were held at different high schools in the county. Not only were the vending machines FULL of peanut stuff, but the hosting school would sell more nutty candies, baked goods full of nuts, bagels to raise money for their teams.
So, there were at least 200 people at each match (parents, siblings etc) most eating the stuff being sold while sitting on the bleachers in the gym, kids eating in the hallways etc.
So, i have somewhat changed my thinking about PN free schools. If schools shifted to peanut free, it would educate more parents, children the poplulation about this problem. It was frightening for me to think about my son going to high school some day. This last weekend, the school cafeteria was used, the gym as well as common areas of the school. i shuttered thinking about my son being in a big hs and having a contact reaction. i shuttered wondering how long it would take to get him help in a big place like that.
So, i am considering trying to get our district to go PN Free.

Posted on: Tue, 02/21/2006 - 10:05am
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Lauren's Mom, I just cast my vote. Wow! I thought that was an interesting array of choices there although I knew automatically what mine was. However.
I'm glad you posted this so I could put my 2 cents in. [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/smile.gif[/img]
Best wishes! [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/smile.gif[/img]
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Posted on: Tue, 02/21/2006 - 2:06pm
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I think Peanut Free anything is unrealistic and unatainable in today's society. Period.

Posted on: Tue, 02/21/2006 - 9:27pm
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Quote:Originally posted by Tom:
[b]I think Peanut Free anything is unrealistic and unatainable in today's society. Period. [/b]
Reaching the moon was once unrealistic and unatainable, but it was done. Period. :-)
[This message has been edited by LaurensMom (edited February 22, 2006).]

Posted on: Tue, 02/21/2006 - 11:30pm
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hmmm, who would want to live on the moon?
is it possible to live on the moon?

Posted on: Wed, 02/22/2006 - 12:01am
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Oh, Sarah, just to be light, ROFLMBO. [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/cool.gif[/img]
Best wishes! [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/smile.gif[/img]
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Posted on: Wed, 02/22/2006 - 1:18am
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I think I'm with Tom on this one...Peanut free is unatainable because people like/love peanuts....
I think its kind of like smoking. You can ban smoking at places, but there is nothing to stop someone from smoking and then walking by you. You will still smell it on them, it may even stink up the room your in, but you cant stop them from having one all together. Its the same "banning" peanuts at school. You can ban them, but whats to stop a kid from having one a sandwhich on the way to school??
I guess it all depends on the definition of "Peanut Free".
Tim

Posted on: Wed, 02/22/2006 - 2:51am
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I don't quite agree, but regardless, the point of the poll was to not to identify if peanut-free were possible. The purpose of the poll is to "identify", in a very non-scientific way, if peanut-free is FAIR, which, I might add in IMHO only sparks the non-PA-violating-my-rights-by-not-letting-me-eat-PB-in-a-closed-classroom fire.
[This message has been edited by LaurensMom (edited February 22, 2006).]

Posted on: Wed, 02/22/2006 - 3:12am
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I would like to know when else will a peanut allergic child (even as an adult) possibly be subjected to possibly 100s of students (or people) eating something that could kill them? When they are adults they can remove themselves from the situation, but schools should be peanut free when they have peanut allergic children going there. The risk for exposure is too high.
It is like the bee allergic argument I've read from parents who don't get it. Yes you certainly can't stay inside for the rest of your life, but you wouldn't willingly send a bee allergic child into a room full of bees and hope for the best. Yes peanut free is fair when it involves life and death over choice. Nobody says they can't eat it at home.

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