The A.S.E. Program

Posted on: Fri, 09/03/2004 - 2:31am
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For those of you who have not read any of my posts.. I am a nonPA mom, who flew off the handle at the announcement of a peanut/nut ban at my childs school. I have since learned alot about this allergy, and in working a little bit with a friend of the parents of a multiple food allergic child, I have come up with what I hope will be acceptable to our whole community. I call it The ASE Program.

As the parents have not contacted me directly yet. I would like to know your opinion on it, and your suggestions if you have any.

Here it is:

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Accommodating Safe Environment
(A.S.E)

1. For the reason that NO child should be afraid of the food the school provides, the school breakfast/lunch program will be free from :*

Posted on: Fri, 09/03/2004 - 2:49am
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I was wrong. I apologize. You do seem to be working toward a solution with the pa parents.
Maybe the peanut butter kids' parents could volunteer to monitor the peanut butter room so that the school would not have to come up with the manpower.

Posted on: Fri, 09/03/2004 - 3:54am
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Thank you Nancy, you have no Idea how much your words mean to me.
And yes.. having a peanut parent volunteer would be great.. I will even do just that. (providing they dont mind my twins there for a small portion of the day)

Posted on: Fri, 09/03/2004 - 5:59am
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Hi Lisa,
I rarely post and have two children. One 6 yr old boy who has no food allergies and a almost 3 yrs old girl who is Peanut and Tree Nut allergic. I have often followed the school posts fearful of her years to come. Less from the danger itself, but the attitudes of others. I myself once thought, before I had my daughter, "Peanut Butter bans? How crazy, just don't eat it!". In my less rational moments, I sometimes feel my daughters allergy is some sort of punishment for having such an uncaring thought. Anyway, following your posts have given me so much hope for the future and the inherent goodness and understanding of others once they are educated on each others situations in life.
Just wanted to say thank you.
Amanda

Posted on: Fri, 09/03/2004 - 6:27am
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Amanda,
No... Thank You!. I am so glad that alot of you took the time to respond to my initial posts, even though they came off sounding like "just another Ignorant (true use of the word) mom fighting for peanut butter" and at first, that is exactly what it was.
Even though my 3 children are not allergic to any foods AFAIK, I hope you all dont mind if I hang around here for a while (or forever) so that I can keep myself current on the issues you all face and I can keep being able to "do my part".
Lisa

Posted on: Fri, 09/03/2004 - 7:00am
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Lisa,
Thank you for taking the time to get educated. Even though some of us(pointing a BIG FINGER at MYSELF) were emotional and stressed you stuck around and now have a better understanding of our lives and stresses. Most people dont do that. I thank you for that.
You are working hard to make this work for both parties and I think thats great [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/smile.gif[/img]
I think your plan is wonderful and hope it goes well for all involved.
See I am really not a bad person [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/smile.gif[/img]
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Have A Great Day

Posted on: Fri, 09/03/2004 - 7:54am
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bumping this up for themom to read.
the changes I have made is #4 will be WILL NOT and #5 will be WILL (until further study shows that it is no longer necessary)
Lisa

Posted on: Fri, 09/03/2004 - 8:58am
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Quote:Originally posted by turlisa:
[b]For those of you who have not read any of my posts.. I am a nonPA mom, who flew off the handle at the announcement of a peanut/nut ban at my childs school. I have since learned alot about this allergy, and in working a little bit with a friend of the parents of a multiple food allergic child, I have come up with what I hope will be acceptable to our whole community. I call it The ASE Program.
As the parents have not contacted me directly yet. I would like to know your opinion on it, and your suggestions if you have any.
Here it is:
**************************************
Accommodating Safe Environment
(A.S.E)
1. For the reason that NO child should be afraid of the food the school provides, the school breakfast/lunch program will be free from :*

Posted on: Fri, 09/03/2004 - 10:08am
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I think so far this sounds very accomodating and reasonable.
It is really nice that you are trying so hard to help make this family more comfortable and it is great that you really are trying to educate yourself and make this a win-win situation!

Posted on: Sun, 09/05/2004 - 12:38am
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Themom,
I know you dont want pb in the school at all, but Susan and Pam already have a copy of this and they are expecting me to present it at the meeting. I have made some changes and I hope you like them.
(if you still want the ban, I will not be offended) [yes mommabear, not that it matters, just letting her know I will not fly off the handle and get demanding, and not that that matters either... geesh I could go on all day like this but like mommabear likes to say...]
anywhoooooooooo [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/smile.gif[/img] here is my final draft.
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[b]Accommodating Safe Environment
(A.S.E)[/b]
1. For the reason that[b] NO [/b]child should be afraid of the food the school provides, the school breakfast/lunch program will be free from :*

Posted on: Sun, 09/05/2004 - 3:50am
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You might want to specify at #6 whether this includes "may contain peanuts" or not. Just saying snacks containing peanuts leave this up in the air.

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