Possible switch to Sunbutter

Posted on: Mon, 08/20/2007 - 2:24am
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I received a call from my DS's principal this morning. She would like me to meet with the food service director about a possible switch from PB to sunbutter. YEAH!!

Does anyone have links/information that would show that sunbutter is considered a government commodity?

I am meeting with her next week to present my side and bring in samples for them to try.

I did a quick search, but came up with old posts with links that did not work.

Anyone have this information to share? Experience? Success stories?

Posted on: Mon, 08/20/2007 - 2:33am
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Oh dear. I know for most of you this is the *answer* but it can still kill my son....
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Chanda(mother of 4)
Sidney-8 1/2(beef and chocolate, grasses, molds, weeds, guinea pig, hamster & asthma)
Jake-6 1/2(peanut, all tree nuts, seeds(all-sesame, sunflower, poppy, pine nut) beef, chicken, eggs, coconut(also avoiding legumes), trees, grasses, weeds, molds, cats, dogs, guinea pig & eczema & asthma)
Carson-4 (peanut, tree nuts, milk, soy, egg, beef and pork, cats, dog, guinea pig, hamster, grass, mold, dust mite and EE)
Savannah-1 1/2 (milk, beef and egg, dog(avoiding peanuts, tree nuts, strawberries, seeds, legumes and corn)

Posted on: Mon, 08/20/2007 - 3:21am
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Could I get that info too please! [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/smile.gif[/img]

Posted on: Mon, 08/20/2007 - 3:37am
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Our school switched - this is the 2nd year for it and I am thankful. I don't believe the Head Cafeteria person for the district is thrilled about it - however our one elementary school does it and the other 2 in the district do not.

Posted on: Mon, 08/20/2007 - 3:48am
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My email is*** Thank you for the information.
Chanda: I actually thought about your son as I was talking to the principal. I asked her if there was anyone enrolled in the school that is allergic to seeds, particularily sunflower seeds. She said "no". I told her that I did not want to solve one problem with another problem [b]if[/b] there was someone with that allergy enrolled at our school.
She said the motivation was there are several PA kids in each grade. It is just a safer option for [b]our[/b] school. I realize this might change if someone with a seed allergy is enrolled. But for now I am THRILLED!
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[This message has been edited by notnutty (edited August 28, 2007).]

Posted on: Mon, 08/20/2007 - 4:22am
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Donovan's mom,
I would like that info too...thanks!
Melissa
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Posted on: Mon, 08/20/2007 - 5:45am
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Our school did this this year, too. If you don't get enough info, let me know and I'll put you in contact with our chef.
Patty

Posted on: Mon, 08/20/2007 - 6:26am
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Got the email. Thanks. Do you know how those prices compared to the price of peanut butter? Is it comparable?

Posted on: Mon, 08/20/2007 - 1:33pm
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Would it be possible for you to send me the info as well? I spoke to the head of our lunch program about this last year. She liked the sunbutter, but said our "coop" doesn't bring it in because no demand. She claimed they need sizeable order...She then suggested I "organize" the allergy community to push it through. Wouldn't even know where to begin...
Thanks!!
[email]MDGCPAad93@aol.com[/email]

Posted on: Tue, 08/21/2007 - 8:04am
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notnutty....I did want to say I hope your school goes this direction for you. Since you were understanding enough to ask if there were any sunflower seed allergies, I think you are really being considerate of other serious allergies....and since there are not any at this time, I hope you get the sunbutter switch!! I tried posting that yesterday but my system went down!! Good luck to you!!! HUGS
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Chanda(mother of 4)
Sidney-8 1/2(beef and chocolate, grasses, molds, weeds, guinea pig, hamster & asthma)
Jake-6 1/2(peanut, all tree nuts, seeds(all-sesame, sunflower, poppy, pine nut) beef, chicken, eggs, coconut(also avoiding legumes), trees, grasses, weeds, molds, cats, dogs, guinea pig & eczema & asthma)
Carson-4 (peanut, tree nuts, milk, soy, egg, beef and pork, cats, dog, guinea pig, hamster, grass, mold, dust mite and EE)
Savannah-1 1/2 (milk, beef and egg, dog(avoiding peanuts, tree nuts, strawberries, seeds, legumes and corn)
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Posted on: Thu, 08/23/2007 - 5:09am
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Well, I just received a call from the principal. Did not go so well. We have a meeting scheduled for Tuesday, but she indicated that they "cannot get Sunbutter". Does anyone know why that would be the case. What would prevent a school from being able to "get" Sunbutter. Are there factors that I am not aware of. What is the process?
I know lots of questions, but I want to be able to go into this meeting with answers to their "we can't get it" statement.
Help!

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