peanut butter and jelly day

Posted on: Tue, 08/31/2004 - 2:37pm
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ok. i have read previous threads for the last 2 hours. Thursday they are serving pbj sandwiches in the cafeteria and what i want to know is...are there any kids who sit next to their classmates who are eating pbj without problems?
dd is seated at the end of a table and is allowed to move if she feels uncomfortable, but I am just curious if I should be as freaked out by pbj day as I am.

Posted on: Tue, 08/31/2004 - 3:10pm
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Hi,
Yes, my son sits by kids who eat pbj. If he feels uncomfortable, he moves. He is 8 1/2 now. I think it depends on the age of the children. In kindergarten or preschool I don't think I would be as "okay" with it.
They also serve pbj crackers or sandwiches as a choice once or twice a week.
Cindia

Posted on: Tue, 08/31/2004 - 10:54pm
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DD, age 10, sits at a peanut free table AFTER she tried sitting amongst the others in first grade (first year eating in cafeteria in our school). Seems she got a migraine every day at lunch from all the pb eaters. That is her first sign of anaphylaxis.
Different for every kid.
PB consumption seems to go down as they get older, if that makes you feel better.
We would be uncomfortable if that was being offered at the main meal at lunch. Isn't it supposed to be a hot meal choice?

Posted on: Tue, 08/31/2004 - 11:54pm
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My nine year old has been sitting at a "regular" table (with no special precautions taken) since second grade. So far no problems, thank goodness.
However, our school never serves anything with peanut butter - so it would just be kids bringing it from home.
I have to admit that I would be super uncomfortable if the school was actually serving it. It seems that it would increase the number of kids eating pb by a huge amount.
Can you be there at lunch that day to get a sense of how safe/unsafe the situation seems to you?
Good luck!
[img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/smile.gif[/img] Miriam

Posted on: Wed, 09/01/2004 - 2:15am
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Drew sits at the end of a "regular" table. He always has his lunch from home, but sits with the students eating the school tray and away from the students eating from their lunchboxes.
PB is served on the school trays 3-4 times per month (usually 2x at lunch and 2x at breakfast). On those days, Drew stays home.
Last year (his Kindergarten year) he had a reaction on a day when pb was served at breakfast. Even though there were safeguards in place, something slipped through.
As you know, every child is different. Drew is contact and airborne sensitive, and we don't feel like him being there on the days when SO much pb is served is a risk we can take.
Good luck!!!

Posted on: Wed, 09/01/2004 - 3:12am
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You can tell by all the responses that every kid's reactions are different. My DS cannot sit next to them because he has inhalant reactions and contact. First graders tend to be really messy eaters and still put their fingers in their mouths..so...he sits at a peanut free table. He would also freak out if he sat next to someone eating PB. [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/frown.gif[/img]
Renee

Posted on: Wed, 09/01/2004 - 10:34am
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Yes my son sits beside others eating 'PB etc... never has had a problem at school (entering 8th grade now.) He's been allergic all his life.
He did have problem at cousins home several years ago- most likely contact reaction but could have been inhalation (vac seal cans of peanuts and cashews had been opened- that dust may have been breathed in or others eating nuts then playing game with my son.

Posted on: Sun, 09/05/2004 - 1:41pm
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Just wanted to let everyone know that pbj day went fine. No problems. dd sits at the end of her classes lunch table. the tables are wipe off after each rotation of lunches. she always packs her lunch and sits with the other kids who pack their lunch and whoever she sat next to that day didn't have pb. the following day though the little girl she sat with had pb cookies. i guess dd told her she can't be around pb and the little girl was so sweet and told dd that she would ask her mom not to pack anything with pb anymore so they could sit together. dd seems to be handling lunchtime very well and told me she will seek out the cafeteria monitor if she has a problem. I feel much better about things now.

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