Parents of PA children in School.......

Posted on: Wed, 12/31/2003 - 7:17pm
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Which would you prefer?

"Peanut Ban"

"Peanut Butter Ban"

"Neither"

Why?

Posted on: Fri, 01/02/2004 - 5:58am
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Neither - I prefer peanut product ban or something like it. Too many people who otherwise can tie their shoes or get on in life somehow think peanuts are bad but peanut butter is ok, or peanut butter is banned but peanuts are ok, or peanut flour is ok, etc. Shocking to me, but I guess the 'duh' factor when it comes to food/ingredients/nutrition is just very high out there. Actually, it explains a lot of other behaviors.

Posted on: Fri, 01/02/2004 - 6:58am
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I agree with Stacey since I have experienced that same duh factor with people many times.
Lynn

Posted on: Fri, 01/02/2004 - 7:37am
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Personally, I prefer "peanut-free zone" or "peanut-free" classroom.
Experiencing the "duh" factor is a fact of life for us. There will always be people who only listen with one ear or half a brain, while their other half of their brain formulates the words "Does that include peanut butter?" which subsequently drools out of their mouth. Relating to the diarrhea of the mouth and constipation of the brain theory.
[This message has been edited by ryan's mom (edited January 02, 2004).]

Posted on: Sat, 01/03/2004 - 2:20am
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Neither. I'm not comfortable with the word ban because I think it raises people's hackles (is that a word? [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/eek.gif[/img] ) unnecessarily? As soon as they hear the word ban, they're all up in arms.
I like "peanut free".
As far as the DUH factor, I actually experienced that with the other PA parent at my son's school. He asked me which one of my children was allergic to peanut butter. I thought, okay, if it was a non-PA parent saying that I'd be okay with it, but this was the other PA parent. Which one of your children is allergic to peanut butter? I was quite shocked but answered him regardless. But I left with a big DUH feeling about the whole situation.
Now, where smoking is banned, the stickers on the doors of some establishments still say that this is a "smoke free" environment (perhaps they simply didn't up-date their stickers). And, of course, smoking bans are fought (please remember I do have the filthy habit and I don't fight smoking bans). Again, that's why I think as soon as *some* people hear the word ban, it just doesn't sit well.
"Peanut free", with the understanding that that means the whole range of peanut products, not just peanuts.
Best wishes! [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/smile.gif[/img]
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Posted on: Sat, 01/03/2004 - 2:38am
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Quote:Originally posted by Alternative to Mainstream:
[b]As far as the DUH factor, I actually experienced that with the other PA parent at my son's school. He asked me which one of my children was allergic to peanut butter. I thought, okay, if it was a non-PA parent saying that I'd be okay with it, but this was the other PA parent. Which one of your children is allergic to peanut butter? I was quite shocked but answered him regardless. But I left with a big DUH feeling about the whole situation.
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Ya know, I read a research article this week that mentioned allergy to "peanut butter". (*completely straight face here*)
I guess my point with this is that *personally* and with respect to only my own highly individual, unique and persona situation and not as advice in any manner or form............. when I was attempting to achieve a 504 plan in conjunction with a school my son briefly attended prior ..................... [b]they readily agreed to removing the option of Peanut Butter Sand[i]witches[/i] from the Federally Funded Brown Bag Lunch Program[/b]. But not to some other [i]requests/demands[/i] and not to some other [i]physician recommendations[/i].
I will note we never achieved an acceptable/adequate 504 plan.
Disclaimer: I am not offering advice in any manner or form.
[This message has been edited by MommaBear (edited January 03, 2004).]

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