question about snacks(mentioned before)

Posted on: Thu, 02/01/2007 - 4:25am
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wanted to ask again, I think it got lost int he shuffle of the thread about "who buys allt he snacks".

For those of you that have NO FOOD allowed in the classroom, as stated in the 504....do the kids just not get a snack then, ro do they eat it elsewhere(liek lunchroom)?? I am trying to decide at what level I feel comfortable with allowing what foods, or no foods into the classroom. One thing that I want to consider though is that my son eats lunch at 10:40am....so I do want him to be able to have a snack in the afternoon(school is about right before 3...that's a long day). So I was wondering what is the set up at your schools??? Do the kids just go withut a snack when there is a NO FOOD policy for that classroom??? Or do they get a snack but eat it it the lunchroom, then come back to class??? How's that work??? THANKS

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Chanda(mother of 4)
Sidney-8 (beef and chocolate, grasses, molds, weeds, guinea pig & asthma)
Jake-6 (peanut, all tree nuts, eggs, trees, grasses, weeds, molds, cats, dogs, guinea pig & eczema & asthma)
Carson-3 1/2 (milk, soy, egg, beef and pork, cats, dog, guinea pig)
Savannah-1 (milk and egg)

Posted on: Thu, 02/01/2007 - 5:31am
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They eat their snacks outdoors, on the playground, which brings up a whole 'nother set of hazards, not all allergy related.
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Cheryl, mom to Jason (9 MFA including peanuts, tree nuts, shellfish and egg)
Joey (7 NKA)
Allison (4 milk allergic, suspect shellfish, avoiding PN/TN for now)
Ryan (1) nka *knock on wood*

Posted on: Thu, 02/01/2007 - 7:14am
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no snacks at all allowed in ds's class...although less of an issue yet cause it's half day kindy.
oh yeah except when they have their 3 parties, thanksgiving feast, 100th day celebration, movie day, and who knows what else is coming up - ARGHH!
Luvmyboys

Posted on: Thu, 02/01/2007 - 7:49am
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We don't have a 504 but the rule in DS' kindergarten is that all kids bring their own snack in a lunchbox, and it must be a peanut/tree nut free snack.
I like this system because DS is doing the same thing as the other kids and is not left out of a group snack. The parents have been in compliance except in a couple cases where teacher sent back granola bar with a note to the offending parent.

Posted on: Thu, 02/01/2007 - 9:55am
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Last year I was the shopping for snacks queen. Each family contributed and I shopped for the class. The biggest pain was collecting the money. Most families were great about it but there were a few who were consistantly late and a couple who in the end, never paid up.
This year, there are other allergy kids so the teacher elected to eliminate snacks completely. Works even better for me. Other Mom's have commented that they are happier that their kids eat a better lunch.
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DD - allergic to peanuts, tree nuts, coconut, and egg

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