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Posted on: Fri, 06/30/2000 - 1:18am
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pOur school board is developing a new policy around health issues. It is great for allergic kids! It will be in place by September I hope. We are in the Limestone School Board in Ontario./p
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Posted on: Fri, 06/30/2000 - 1:41am
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pKaren, it sounds like you're in the same place that Jeff who posts here is. I know his daughter has a peanut free school. Will you be receiving a "hard copy" of their policy? If so, I'm wondering if it's somehowbr /
possible for others (like me) to see it. I received yesterday the Simcoe County Board of Education's paperwork re implementing a "peanut free" classroom, but haven't looked at it yet, but will post any useful information I can from it under Schools and I guess this thread to./p

Posted on: Sat, 07/01/2000 - 3:40am
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pI will not get another look at the completed hard copy until September since it has to pass the board still. Some of the highlights were epi-pen training, proper hand washing, table washing, nut free common areas ie. outside,gym,library etc., children with anaphylaxis must not be in a portable,(my idea after my daughter was this year-no running water)info sheets posted with picture in office and staff rooms and eating areas, guidelines for school trips and many more great ideas./p
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Posted on: Sat, 07/01/2000 - 3:55am
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pKaralot, I know it would be great for a lot of us if you are able to post the information when you do receive it. It can be difficult to do, but I'm sure that Chris at this site might be able to help you figure out how to post the information properly. I'd really like to see it though. When I look at my district's package, I'll try to post all info I can on the site, for information. It's so difficult without one policy for one province, where they vary from school board to school board. I find it overwhelming. It's too bad there wasn't a province/state wide policy or country wide policy regarding PA so it wasn't so confusing. Oh well./p
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Posted on: Mon, 07/03/2000 - 12:09am
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pSince this is supposed to a general thread on things Canadian, I'll mention a couple of items. We are in north Toronto area (Vaughan)./p
pSchools: Luckily we are able to send our 4.5yr old daughter to an excellent small private school (only 100 kids) that does not allow any nuts for snacks or lunch. They also have a hot lunch program where the restaurant that caters does not have any nuts in the restaurant. This works out great. They dont want her to carry her own epi, but again because its a small school, she literally only a few steps from one of her epi (one in classroom, one in office). /p
pIce Cream: Chapman's ice cream has many nut free ice creams available in Canada, and now even promote it in their advertisements in "Today's Parent" magazine (Cdn.) and now on their new website: [url="http://www.chapmans.on.ca"]www.chapmans.on.ca[/url]br /
Bravo Chapmans for your products and your promotion of nut free products!/p
pCake mixes: We have been using Betty Crocker cake mixes because of their great labelling (and accuracy thereof), and their nut free cakes. Duncan Hines needs some P.R. lessons and in Canada at least has one cake mix that ruins their perfect lines...a mix including mm's (plain). We suggested they use smarties instead (perhaps if many others do the same!). So for one little item (mm's) they ruin the whole line of cake mixes!/p
pSummer Camps: Here at the city of Vaughan, (and i'm sure there are many others too) they have a no nuts policy for their summer camp programs. This is our first year of sending her to camp and its good to know that its nut free (I know this is no guarantee, but at least its helps reduce the risk). They sent an entire page of info on the allergy with the package. It was refreshing to see./p
pI really do think that with these allergies on the rise, the great work of peanutallergy.com, and all of the associations out there, people really are becoming in tune with this situation and are becoming more tolerant, accepting, accomodating, and helpful with it. We need to keep on the awareness campaign with everyone we meet, and continue to demand safety for our children. So far, and its only been one year for our family, but generally its been fairly positive here in Canada with restaurants, schools, friends etc. Some large manufacturers however still need some lessons (especially their P.R. people)./p
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Posted on: Sat, 07/08/2000 - 3:22am
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pWow, this thread is dying off fast...I thought this would be a good long term thread. Where are all the Canadians? at the cottage?!!/p

Posted on: Sat, 07/08/2000 - 5:26am
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pRedtruck, I live permanently in what would be considered "cottage country". Perhaps your post though will encourage more of us to start posting again./p
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Posted on: Sat, 07/08/2000 - 11:36am
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pI was only kidding around about the cottage!/p

Posted on: Sat, 07/08/2000 - 11:50am
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pRedtruck, it was okay what you said about everyone being at the cottage. I was only kidding back! I watch this site almost daily and you can usually tell it's the week-end in particular because the posts seem to die down for a bit. I would like to see this thread continue with more Canadian info and again, am really hoping that your comment will get the thread going again. Maybe it's because a lot of the information we can post as Canadian can also be posted under other headings and we don't all have the time to post under different places. I know the other day, for example, I posted something in Media about National Post and I didn't bring it back in and post it in this thread. I realize now I should have./p
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Posted on: Sat, 07/08/2000 - 11:51am
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pPlease see my thread under Media for National Post - July 6, 2000 edition./p
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