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I need to know how you'd feel about this.

If your child was in a classroom where peanut and nut products were NOT permitted at all... which would you prefer..

A bakery bought product for the other children to eat for a party

A home baked product for the other children to eat for a party.

Again, NO PEANUT OR NUT PRODUCTS ARE PERMITTED so these would be baked goods that did not declare any type of nut product.

Side note: the home baked product would have to coincide with a discussion between the allergic and no allergic parents to make sure the ingredients were not containing any nuts.

On Sep 12, 2003

Hard to say...

[b]Being peanut/nut free as a GIVEN...[/b]

If I was able to TRUST the parent with everything being clean where the product was to be prepared then I would choose the home baked (also provided that the correct ingredients are bought, as well, etc.)

Maybe the ingredients labels for everything being baked could be brought in as well, just to make sure that they, in fact, are using what they say they are using.

Our preschool doesn't allow anything that is home made due to illnesses that happened in other school districts, etc. They just don't want to take the chance that someone will make something that is in an unsanitized area or doesn't wash their hands, etc.

Hope this helps.

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On Sep 12, 2003

sorry double post

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On Sep 12, 2003

I'd vote for home baked as long as the baker understood about cross contamination. Many people do not know it only takes a "micron" of peanut to cause a reaction.

DS had a BIG reaction to a bakery cookie that had been cross contaminated. Had NO peanuts in it. 7 hours in the ER and sick for days afterward.

He grew up on these cookies and we mistakenly let him have them. Big reaction.

I called the bakery and they said the cookies that week were not even sitting next to peanut cookies but must have been cross contaminated somehow.

We should have known better but that is another story altogether.

That was the end of bakery goods for DS.

Peggy

On Sep 12, 2003

In DDs school no homemake goods are allowed to be brought in. If someone was bringing bakery goods, which they have, I would want to know where it was comming from, as there is a local bakery who has some products I feel comfortable with. Otherwise my DD always has a snack in her backpack and in the nurses office and she will have one that she brings in herself. She has never had a problem with this and likes to have her own treat. I have been at many of the class parties over the years and there always seems to be at least one kid that doesnt like what is bring brought in, whether it be chocolate, icecream or something else, someone always seems to skip the treat by their own choice. This makes my DD feel like its no big deal not to have what the class is having and special to have her own treats.

Our school nurse has a place in her office to keep a safe treat for my DD in case there is a something brought in without warning.

Maggie

On Sep 12, 2003

Do you mean for your pa child to eat? Or, the other students will be eating?

[i]Personally[/i], if my child were pa I wouldn't want him/her eating either. But, if it's for the other students to eat, I, [i]personally[/i] wouldn't be worried about trace amounts, only whether or not actual peanuts/pb were an ingredient.

On Sep 12, 2003

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Originally posted by AnnaMarie: [b][i]Personally[/i], if my child were pa I wouldn't want him/her eating either. But, if it's for the other students to eat, I, [i]personally[/i] wouldn't be worried about trace amounts, only whether or not actual peanuts/pb were an ingredient.[/b]

Same here.

However, as others have also posted, our school does not allow homemade foods for general consumption, so that would not even be an option for us.

On Sep 12, 2003

*Personally?*

[i]I'd prefer neither[/i].

I rather see parents sending in non-food items (party like) and let the school provide the treats. Prepackaged, labelled, and approved prior to the party according to the specific needs related to the person at risk.

but this is with regards to my *personal, individual, and highly unique situation*.

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