Peanut free Preschool

Posted on: Thu, 03/30/2000 - 2:41am
rscollo2's picture
Offline
Joined: 11/11/1999 - 09:00

I'm so excited to report that after numerous calling I found a peanut free preschool for my soon to be three year old PA son. It is called Fit by Five; an additional bonus is all the staff are trained on the use of epi pens!!!! Going back a bit; I called about 5 schools, while I found some did take precautions, one school actually told me they didn't want to deal with that kind of problem!! Also most schools only have one person who can administer the epi, their backup plan is to call 911 or the parents. Both are unacceptable. If the "Trained Epi Pen person" is at lunch or sick they go to their backup plan!! Sounds crazy doesn't it? Anyway I'm delighted in my good news and wanted to share it with all.

Robyn

Posted on: Thu, 03/30/2000 - 6:20am
momma2rac's picture
Offline
Joined: 03/03/2000 - 09:00

pthat is great news!! my son's went P free too. It is helpful./p

Posted on: Tue, 08/21/2007 - 1:04am
PinkPoodle's picture
Offline
Joined: 06/12/2007 - 09:00

My children attended a peanut free preschool. The basics:
1. Snacks had to be off the 'safe snack list' (packaged, label food or fresh fruit/veggies) and then the teacher and nurse double-checked the labels (yes, 2 people read the label to be sure no one missed anything).
2. The children with allergies brought in their own snack (nurse felt this was important for their future schooling so the children understood they cannot eat what everyone else eats--it is an important lesson down the road).
3. All staff was EpiPen trained.
4. Birthdays were non-food celebrations (the birthday child wore a crown, parent came in and shared a special story, child received a treat bag from teachers of non-food items, and brought in their baby pictures).
5. Nurse checked items used for crafts by calling manufacturers.
6. If the teachers wanted to do a cooking assignment, they used a recipe from FAAN (go to their website or search on the internet) and then bought the ingredients. Parents of food allergic children then checked each ingredient and signed a permission slip allowing the child to participate. They always cooked during class and then brought the food home to eat (due to limited time).
7. Manipulatives in the classroom were non-food items. For example, in the Fall, they had small items shaped like pumpkins, leaves, apples for counting & sorting. Hearts at Valentine's Day, etc. You can buy these online for minimal cost or at a craft store.
8. The sensory table had nonfood items and it varied (sometimes shaving cream---call the manufacturer to be sure they don't use peanut or nut oils), water with sponges, sand, foam pieces, etc..)
I hope this helps!
The National Association for the Education of Young Children also has information on peanut-free schools, I believe.

Peanut Free and Nut Free Community

Click on one of the categories below to see all topics and discussions.

Latest Discussions

Latest Post by Italia38 Wed, 01/15/2020 - 11:03am
Comments: 10
Latest Post by Italia38 Wed, 01/15/2020 - 10:52am
Comments: 2
Latest Post by penelope Tue, 01/14/2020 - 1:03pm
Comments: 1
Latest Post by penelope Sun, 12/29/2019 - 6:21pm
Comments: 2
Latest Post by sunshinestate Sun, 12/29/2019 - 6:00pm
Comments: 3
Latest Post by Italia38 Sun, 12/29/2019 - 5:44pm
Comments: 5
Latest Post by justme Tue, 12/17/2019 - 3:41pm
Comments: 4
Latest Post by justme Tue, 12/17/2019 - 2:39pm
Comments: 45

Peanut Free Store

More Articles

If you have a food allergy, you will probably need to make some changes to your diet...

When love is in the air we can get caught up in the moment and throw caution to the wind. However, if you have a...

Do you have a child with peanut allergies and an upcoming birthday? Perhaps you'd like to bake a...

Many doctors treat allergies, including pediatricians and general practice doctors. When allergies are severe, primary care physicians often refer...

If you are looking for a way to support food allergy education and awareness, you may be interested in a documentary created by a young filmmaker...

The most frightening thing about a severe allergic reaction to a new food is that it can happen so fast. If parents are not looking for allergic...

Skin rashes and itching are common allergic reactions to peanut butter. According to the Mayo Clinic, reactions to peanut butter can happen within...

A low oxalate diet may be recommended to prevent kidney stones from forming. Oxalates are chemicals found in plant-based foods. These may collect...

So many wonderful recipes call for peanut butter. These recipes can still be enjoyed by experimenting with peanut butter replacements.

...

According to the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America, one out of five people in the U.S. has an allergy. Because there is a...

Hydrogenated vegetable oil sounds healthy because of the word "vegetable" in it. The truth is that it is not very healthy at all because it...

Foods with soy lecithin may need to be avoided if you have a soy allergy. Soy lecithin is present in many different foods. Since it is derived...

At some point in time, most people will suffer from food intolerance or a food allergy. Having an unpleasant reaction to something you have eaten...

The Jaffe Allergy Technique or Jaffe Mellor Technique (JMT) is an alternative approach to addressing symptoms of a variety of health issues, both...

Phenols found in healthy fruits, vegetables and grains could point to food allergies...

Allergies and anxiety are often experienced together, yet there is no scientific evidence that either condition causes the other. The enduring tie...

Tree nuts and peanuts are distinctly different. An allergy to one does not guarantee an allergy to the other. Peanuts are considered legumes and...

What can you eat if you can't eat peanut butter? Fortunately for people with a peanut allergy, there...

A few years ago, a 47-year-old Toronto woman received a lifesaving double-lung transplant. After the transplant, she suffered four anaphylactic...

Whether it's the holiday season, birthdays, or a dinner party, there's always a need for good gift ideas but it gets a bit more challenging when...