Snack time

Posted on: Mon, 03/13/2006 - 7:16am
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Our school is peanut free just this year. But the kids are allowed to bring nut products in their lunches and at snack time. They eat snacks in their room, hand washing after they eat and table washing as well. Now that my dd's allergies have advanced from peanut and cashew to peanut and tree nut, and I have noticed that her nose starts running and she gets congested being in the same room with peanut butter, I guess I need to talk to the teacher or principal about changing the snack rule to No Nuts. Has anyone had to deal with this? If so, please let me know how you went about it and who you talked to (teacher or principal). DD has a teacher who doesnt take her nut allergy as seriously as it is (anaphalatic) so I am not sure how to begin. Thanks!!!

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Helen
Mom to Alyssa (PA, age 5)
Mom to Theodore (age 3)

Posted on: Mon, 03/13/2006 - 10:10am
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This is a copy of another post I made but I thought it might be helpful to you.
This is our son

Posted on: Sun, 03/19/2006 - 9:45pm
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I'm confused that you said your school is pn free, but students can bring nuts for snack and lunch?
Our school has asked parents to voluntarily refrain from sending nuts/peanuts for snack in classroom. This request has been followed by most parents. if there is a student eating a snack with nuts, he/she eats at a table by the teacher's desk and the table is washed and students wash afterward.
In kindergarten and first grade, i knew almost all the moms and they never sent in nutty snacks. this year, there are a lot of moms in DS grade that i don't know and there has been more nut snacks. BUT, the teacher does say please ask your mom not to send in nuts for your snack, it makes things uncomfortable for 2 students. I really think that has helped.

Posted on: Mon, 03/20/2006 - 4:33am
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Curious as to why the restriction on coconut?
EB

Posted on: Mon, 03/20/2006 - 10:37am
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Our son is also allergic to coconut [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/frown.gif[/img]

Posted on: Mon, 03/13/2006 - 10:10am
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This is a copy of another post I made but I thought it might be helpful to you.
This is our son

Posted on: Sun, 03/19/2006 - 9:45pm
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I'm confused that you said your school is pn free, but students can bring nuts for snack and lunch?
Our school has asked parents to voluntarily refrain from sending nuts/peanuts for snack in classroom. This request has been followed by most parents. if there is a student eating a snack with nuts, he/she eats at a table by the teacher's desk and the table is washed and students wash afterward.
In kindergarten and first grade, i knew almost all the moms and they never sent in nutty snacks. this year, there are a lot of moms in DS grade that i don't know and there has been more nut snacks. BUT, the teacher does say please ask your mom not to send in nuts for your snack, it makes things uncomfortable for 2 students. I really think that has helped.

Posted on: Mon, 03/20/2006 - 4:33am
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Curious as to why the restriction on coconut?
EB

Posted on: Mon, 03/20/2006 - 10:37am
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Our son is also allergic to coconut [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/frown.gif[/img]

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