Guess who\'s one of the sponsors for March of Dimes WalkAmerica??

Posted on: Sat, 04/21/2001 - 5:01am
LisaG's picture
Joined: 07/19/2000 - 09:00

pThe national peanut association. Sounded a little odd to me. I walked it this morning and had to resist the urge to trip Mr. Peanut as he sauntered by [img][/img]/p

Posted on: Sat, 04/21/2001 - 5:32am
MeCash's picture
Joined: 04/18/2001 - 09:00

I probably would have. You have a bit more self-control than I do. I am somewhat irrational these days! What a weird situation..

Posted on: Sat, 04/21/2001 - 10:38am
rilira's picture
Joined: 11/11/1999 - 09:00

I think I made a fool of myself in Ralph's grocery store today. They are soliciting donations for March of Dimes. They ask everyone if they want to tack on a dollar to their order to give to March of Dimes. Basically everyone says yes. Well I said No I am mad at March of Dimes. I went on to explain why and I really think the cashier thought I was insane. I did enjoy making my point though.

Posted on: Mon, 04/23/2001 - 6:00am
Lisayas's picture
Joined: 03/16/2001 - 09:00

I am doing the walk this Sunday in NJ. I truly believe in the March of Dimes, but, if anyone tries to hand me a sample of peanuts or any peanut products, they will be promptly be handed back! (With a carefully worded explanation of course)

Posted on: Wed, 03/27/2002 - 5:00am
Heather2's picture
Joined: 09/25/2001 - 09:00

My company is soliciting donations for the March of Dimes Walkathon. There are posters all around the building with that peanut in the lower left corner that says "Sponsored by the National Peanut Board". I want to be sick every time I see it that peanut!

Posted on: Wed, 03/27/2002 - 6:31am
anonymous's picture
Joined: 05/28/2009 - 16:42

Ever since I saw peanut ads coupled with the March of Dimes on the same page in Prevention two years ago, I do not even give the March of Dimes a second thought. Possibly preventing a peanut allergy from developing is just as important as preventing birth defects. The two (Peanut Council and MOD) just don't seem to complement each other, at least in my mind, and of course the March of Dimes will tell you there is probably insufficient data concerning women consuming peanut products while pregnant. Oh well, I don't need to hear "insufficient data" when thinking about my son's unexplainable rash when he was born (around Halloween too). No study needed here, and to think the MOD is promoting peanut products to pregnant women is appalling in my mind.

Posted on: Wed, 03/27/2002 - 11:42pm
anonymous's picture
Joined: 05/28/2009 - 16:42

This is an email that I sent to the MoD on 3/14/02. I have yet to receive a reply. I'll send Ms. Harwood a reminder today and let you know what comes of it.
"Dear Ms. Harwood,
It has been quite some time since we have corresponded. Whatever became
of the March of Dimes/National Peanut Board campaign to promote peanuts
as a source of folic acid? Are new materials still in the works? If
so, you may want to review the article on food allergies that appears in
the latest issue of Parents magazine before approving a final draft.
In the article, Dr. Hugh Sampson makes specific recommendations
regarding the consumption of peanuts while pregnant or nursing. The
article is available at
[url=""][/url] I look forward to
hearing from you."

Posted on: Thu, 03/28/2002 - 12:11am
momomom's picture
Joined: 06/22/2001 - 09:00

HI! Just read the last post on this topic. I clicked on the sight and it didn't take me straight to the page. I had to search around for a little bit. It is there though. I clicked on Pregnancy and finally found it by searching on Peanut. Maybe not everyone will have this difficulty but just thought I would add this just in case.
Thanks for letting us know where this article could be found. It was informative.
[This message has been edited by momomom (edited March 28, 2002).]

Posted on: Sun, 03/31/2002 - 11:58pm
anonymous's picture
Joined: 05/28/2009 - 16:42

I received the following reply from the March of Dimes:
"Sorry, Catherine, I have been out of the office! The National Peanut Board brochure has resumed production
and my understanding is the artwork is at the printer, I have asked for an updated delivery time and will pull
copies for you and mail them.
Hope all is well with you,
I'll let everyone know if/when I receive the revised materials. In the meantime, does anyone have samples of the literature that the National Peanut Board is currently handing out at WalkAmerica events? If so, please email me --I'd like to review them.

Posted on: Fri, 04/05/2002 - 11:00am
Jacksmom's picture
Joined: 10/02/2001 - 09:00

Many of you may not agree with me, but I don't view the National Peanut Association as the evil enemy. Suicide bombers are evil, Osama Bin Laden is evil. Peanuts are a food that our children cannot eat. It doesn't mean that your neighbor cannot enjoy his peanut butter sandwich. Yes peanuts are a food that our children can DIE from being exposed to, but that is just a fact of our lives. I count my blessings when I hear stories from my SIL, who is a pediatric oncology nurse at Seattle Childrens Hospital, that all I am dealing with is a food allergy and my 2 year old son does not have cancer. People who are anaphylactic to bee stings don't stop going outside. My friends son who is anaphylactic to dairy doesn't wish that the American Dairy Association was put out of business.
I read here at least once a week, but I do not post very often, mainly because I do think sometimes that we all (myself included) get so caught up in what we are dealing with that we forget to look around at how many worse things are out there and our "anger" and "fear" could be so much better channeled toward what we can control -keeping our kids safe, than boycotting the March of Dimes which does wonderful work just because the National Peanut Association is one of their sponsors

Posted on: Fri, 04/05/2002 - 11:02am
Jacksmom's picture
Joined: 10/02/2001 - 09:00

[This message has been edited by Jacksmom (edited April 05, 2002).]


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