Toronto bans nuts in Vending machines

Posted on: Mon, 02/06/2006 - 1:22pm
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Toronto council has agreed to ban nuts and nut products in vending machines located in city facilities that children frequent.
Full story at: [url="http://www.canada.com/nationalpost/news/toronto/story.html?id=47264031-b..."]http://www.canada.com/nationalpost/news/toronto/story.html?id=47264031-b...

Posted on: Mon, 02/06/2006 - 1:23pm
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Very cool. [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/cool.gif[/img]
Am I ever glad I moved "back home". [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/smile.gif[/img]
Best wishes! [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/smile.gif[/img]
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Posted on: Mon, 02/06/2006 - 1:53pm
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Any room left in your neighborhood?

Posted on: Mon, 02/06/2006 - 2:25pm
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hblmom, lots of room left in my neighbourhood. Not sure about redtruck's. [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/wink.gif[/img]
I'm still waiting for him to visit my neighbourhood so I can take him out for a falafel. [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/smile.gif[/img] (with the understanding that I know he is a happily married man and that since my DH also likes falafels, he might join us. [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/wink.gif[/img] ).
Best wishes! [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/smile.gif[/img]
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Posted on: Mon, 02/06/2006 - 11:02pm
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I am SO happy for all of you in Toronto! (I can't even get ONE children's museum in the Chicago area to do this). Just out of curiosity (and maybe immigration purposes [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/wink.gif[/img]), does Canada ban nut products from the schools? I

Posted on: Mon, 02/06/2006 - 11:18pm
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Sara M., welcome! [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/smile.gif[/img]
No, Canada doesn't ban peanut/tree nut products from schools country wide.
First it's a Province by Province thing (if the Province has a policy re anaphylaxis). Then, within the Province, it's a school board district by school board district thing.
In Ontario, where I live, a PA child has the *right* to a "peanut free" classroom, which is *good* if you want that and the children are eating in their classrooms (which my PA son did until 4th Grade - along with everyone else in the class).
You'll really find a broad mix of schools - "peanut free", "peanut safe", "reduce the risk".
The one my children currently attend, in Toronto, is called "reduce the risk", but to be honest with you, I don't see it being followed very well.
My son's classmates aren't supposed to bring peanut products in their lunches/snacks, but it does happen.
So, no, we're not a "peanut free" nation. [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/wink.gif[/img]
Best wishes! [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/smile.gif[/img]
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Posted on: Mon, 02/06/2006 - 11:33pm
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Thanks for the info! God, would it be SO hard for people just to ban nuts from school?! I think I'm really losing it, 'cause I'm starting to think nuts should be banned from the world (that and when I see a Mr. Peanut commercial on TV I actually want to physically harm him). Yep. Definitely losing it....
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Posted on: Mon, 02/06/2006 - 11:59pm
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Linking to another thread in media:
[url="http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/Forum8/HTML/001434.html"]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/Forum8/HTML/001434.html[/url]

Posted on: Tue, 02/07/2006 - 6:04am
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Sorry I started this thread without seeing the other thread on same topic by annamarie! I glanced but didnt see the same topic started...sorry!

Posted on: Tue, 02/07/2006 - 11:37pm
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No problem. Better to have things posted twice then not at all. [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/smile.gif[/img]

Posted on: Tue, 02/07/2006 - 11:44pm
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Sara M., that's okay, I often have the same thoughts about Mr. Peanut. Or, there was the time I threatened to EpiPen the Pillsbury Dough Boy and send him to Pillsbury but..... [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/biggrin.gif[/img]
Best wishes! [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/smile.gif[/img]
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