Hi, new here :)

Posted on: Wed, 03/09/2011 - 7:49am
ChasingRain's picture
Joined: 03/09/2011 - 14:29

I am a mom of a four year old son with a severe peanut allergy. We found out he was allergic when he was two years old, and up until now it has been fairly easy to deal with. However, now that it is time to register him for school in the fall I am freaking out!!

Up until now he has always been under my constant supervision and I just can't stand the idea of putting his life in someone else's hands. Espically after talking with the school he will attend only to hear that the school can't(or won't change) just because one little boy has a severe peanut allergy. That it's not "fair" to the kids who want to eat peanuts. Those were the principals exact words when I called only to suggest that the school consider being peanut free. The school nurse assured me that they would watch him carefully and depending on what his allergist suggested they would ensure that the kids around him arent eating peanuts. But I just cant get over the principals attitude..

For those of you moms out there with children in school with allergies I would love any advice you have to give. Thanks so much...

Posted on: Tue, 03/22/2011 - 6:30am
cervonil's picture
Joined: 04/28/2010 - 12:30

that seems to be the attitude of most public schools, although there are some exceptions. Personally I would fight to have at least the class room be peanut free, but I know some schools won't even do that. If not try to get them to keep his epi in the classroom and brought to the lunchroom with him. At least that is what I want.

Posted on: Tue, 03/22/2011 - 7:02am
patman's picture
Joined: 03/22/2011 - 13:57

I just ran into this today which may be of use:
Life threatening food allergies are considered a disability under section 504 and ADA--American with Disabilities Act.
Under Section 504 law, it clearly states that no child should be discriminated against due to a disability and that he or she should receive an equal education to that of his peers. To determine disability, a life function must be affected such as breathing in the case of anaphylaxis and asthma. Life threatening food allergies are also covered under the Americans with Disabilities Act.
I also have a 3 year old who is highly allergic to peanuts, just be aware that people just don't get how severe these allergies are, but if you throw the law around, I think people will move a little more quickly :)

Posted on: Thu, 04/28/2011 - 6:40pm
medanum6298's picture
Joined: 04/29/2011 - 01:30

My name is Rouse and I am a new member of this forums. I hope to learn more information about travel and immigration topics like passport renewal, visa, green cards, etc.

Peanut Free and Nut Free Community

Click on one of the categories below to see all topics and discussions.

Latest Discussions

Latest Post by Sarah McKenzie Fri, 05/22/2020 - 12:57pm
Comments: 6
Latest Post by JRM20 Wed, 05/20/2020 - 9:30am
Comments: 5
Latest Post by justme Mon, 05/18/2020 - 12:36pm
Comments: 45
Latest Post by krisztina Thu, 02/20/2020 - 4:49pm
Comments: 1
Latest Post by chicken Thu, 02/20/2020 - 4:45pm
Comments: 3
Latest Post by lexy Tue, 01/28/2020 - 12:21am
Comments: 6
Latest Post by JRM20 Sun, 01/26/2020 - 11:15am
Comments: 6
Latest Post by Italia38 Wed, 01/15/2020 - 11:03am
Comments: 10

Peanut Free Store

More Articles

It Is Easy To Buy Peanut Free Chocolate Online

Ask any parent of a child with a potentially life-...

Peanuts can cause one of the most serious allergic reactions of all food products. Researchers speculate...

Tree nuts and peanuts are distinctly different. An allergy to one does not guarantee an allergy to the other. Peanuts are considered legumes and...

Whether you have a child with a peanut allergy or you are sensitive to packing a nut-free lunch out of concern for other people’s children, it is...

The most frightening thing about a severe allergic reaction to a new food is that it can happen so fast. If parents are not looking for allergic...

Those with severe peanut allergies soon learn to look for the 'peanut-free sign' on any packaged food purchase. This is a notation found on a wide...

Cakes are a central part of many celebrations, from kids' birthdays to weddings. For those with severe ...

For many people with peanut allergies, baked goods present one of the most significant risks. Even if...

A recent study published in the Journal of American College of Nutrition by Mahnaz Rezaeyan Safar and a number of her colleagues has found some...

Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) is an overarching term for a number of progressive lung diseases, including emphysema, chronic...

For individuals suffering from chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), managing the symptoms and avoiding exacerbations can be a full-time...

Psoriasis is a chronic skin condition that causes itchy patches of inflammation and scale on your skin. The severity of psoriasis symptoms varies...

Kim Kardashian, an immensely famous reality star and the wife of acclaimed rapper Kanye West, has spoken out about her struggle with psoriasis....

Paul Wilson, a long-term marathon runner and asthma sufferer, is urging other people with asthma to support a new campaign aimed at raising...

Psoriasis is a common skin condition that causes a buildup of cells on the skin surface, resulting in dry, red patches on the body and/or face....

Sufferers of Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA) will tell you that the most difficult symptom to deal with is morning stiffness. With nearly 90 percent of...

Knowing which medication is right for you can often be a confusing and overwhelming process. The specific type of asthma medication you require...

Psoriasis is a chronic autoimmune condition that causes painful scaly patches on the skin. Although psoriasis is a very common skin condition,...

Although there are multiple treatments available for rheumatoid arthritis (RA), those suffering from the condition can still find themselves...

Patients undergoing biologic treatment for psoriasis, a relatively common inflammatory skin condition, have seen a reduction in arterial plaque...