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Posted on: Thu, 07/20/2000 - 4:09pm
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Help! After a long road my PA Kindergartener was finally accepted into a private Christian school. l suggested that the church/school newspaper do an artical on food allergies, but no one wanted to write it. If I want it run I have to write it myself, they will edit. I am not a writer. Any suggestions on where to start? My daughter is the first PA student that they have ever accepted at this school. She will not be the only PA kid in the class, and it will be the first Peanut free classroom.

Posted on: Fri, 07/21/2000 - 4:42am
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I personally would start out with basic food allergy information (food allergy network would be a good source). There are also many articles about schools and safety zones i.e. peanut free classroom you can gather information from. Do you want to make it more general or actually tell your personal story? I would also put emphasis on the fact that food allergic can lead regular lives they just have to be prepared for a reaction.

Posted on: Sat, 07/22/2000 - 11:53am
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In response to your post, my lil sis attends a private christian school and she was the first PA child there. They have basically banned all peanut products. The students in the school are only allowed to have the products on Tuesdays and Thursdays, on these days my sister is emoved form class and the principle sets aside time to eat with her and "hang out" with her. Befor she can return to class, everything is disinfected and hands are washed and children cleaned etc... Since auriel can't smell, touch or eat these products, this works as a good solution for us. I think you will find as we have, that in the christian environent the other children will look out for her and accept her allergy rather than ridicule or taunt her like in public school ( and i only say that from experience) GOOD LUCK!

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