Peanut Free Schools?

Posted on: Sun, 09/08/2002 - 12:23pm
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pI live in New York City. I am having a meeting on Tuesday September 10th at my son's (Ryan - PA/TNA) school to discuss the accomodations he will need in order to be safe. Several other parents sharing my situation will be present./p
pAlthough I do not feel the entire school should be "Peanut Free", I do believe it would be a tremendous asset if they removed it from the "Hot Lunch" menu. This would greatly reduce the risk of exposure and allow Ryan to be seated with other children who are eating the Hot Lunch./p
pDoes anyone know of schools within or around the NY State area who have either partially or totally done away with Peanuts? I would like to bring as much information as possible with me to the meeting. Thanks, Laura./p

Posted on: Fri, 09/13/2002 - 4:21am
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This is a late reply and may not be of any help. I live in the St. Louis area and our school district has done a great job of removing all nuts from the school menu. We have 12 PA/TNA students in the district and most participate in the school lunch program. The contract is with Chartwells and the food director has worked hard to obtain information from local distributors to get accurate ingredient information. If you think this would be helpful to your situation, please feel free to contact me for more details. I know the Food Service Director well and feel confident that she would offer you assistance if asked.
Gail

Posted on: Thu, 04/13/2006 - 11:16pm
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Quote:Originally posted by Gail W:
[b]This is a late reply and may not be of any help. I live in the St. Louis area and our school district has done a great job of removing all nuts from the school menu. We have 12 PA/TNA students in the district and most participate in the school lunch program. The contract is with Chartwells and the food director has worked hard to obtain information from local distributors to get accurate ingredient information. If you think this would be helpful to your situation, please feel free to contact me for more details. I know the Food Service Director well and feel confident that she would offer you assistance if asked.
Gail[/b]
Gail I was wondering if I could contact you?
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Posted on: Fri, 04/14/2006 - 4:46am
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laura, our school ( in Pennsylvania) is not nut free ( you can read my easter candy thread to see other issues) but cafeteria-wise, the went from making homemade PBJ sandwiches to buying pre-packaged uncrustables.....it at least eliminates the chance of cross contamination directly in the kitchen. they are not a regular menu item, but an exchange for kids who don't like what the regular meal is that day. ( they also offer turkey hoagies) thereis a peanut free table in the cafeteria as well. I would like to start a movement to make the whole school nut free after the week we had! good luck...Jen

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