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    Quote Originally Posted by Little Crow View Post
    As a parent of a child with *lots* of allergies (and with texture issues due to being on the spectrum), yes i found it extremely hard!!! There was such a small list of food that DD was willing and able to eat, and to then take into account the allergies of the other kids, it pretty much left her with vegemite on rice cakes only!

    The list of "forbidden foods" at DDs kindergarten was:
    Peanuts (obviously)
    Tree nuts
    Sesame seeds
    Bananas
    Kiwi fruit
    Dairy products
    Soy products
    Wheat products
    Strawberries
    Mango
    Blueberries

    I actually kicked up a big fuss about it, i thought they went way over the top with the restrictions. Not all of these are anaphylactic triggers. They were banning foods that caused just a tummy ache in some kids!
    They eventually lifted the ban on all but the nuts.
    That's just craziness with the dairy and wheat in particular. Dairy is a main part of a balanced diet. Surely there must be ways around getting the other kids to eat some cheese or a slice of bread that doesn't cause the 1 child who is allergic to have the offending food. Dairy or wheat just seem like such hugely broad categories of food to ban.

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    Mine restricts nothing which I find odd!

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    Our daycare does food so i dont have to worry about it on a daily basis.

    Only restriction is when bringing in birthday cakes - no nuts

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    Ds2s day care started providing food last year which makes it easier for us, no allergies here but I'd hate to accidentally send something.

    Our banned list is egg, nut and latex. Pretty simple compared to some.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Little Crow View Post

    The list of "forbidden foods" at DDs kindergarten was:
    Peanuts (obviously)
    Tree nuts
    Sesame seeds
    Bananas
    Kiwi fruit
    Dairy products
    Soy products
    Wheat products
    Strawberries
    Mango
    Blueberries
    What is there left to eat?? That's absolutely ridiculous.

    At my kids old preschool they only banned nuts. I think they banned dairy on one day a week (that my kids didn't go thank goodness) as there was a kid on that day who was allergic to dairy. At the time my DS1 only pretty much ate dairy, so I implored them that they not carry that ban over to other days.

    I think banning nuts is reasonable. Not much else though IMO.

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    At DDs school they only ban nuts. But we're also asked not to have nuts in the morning too as one of the kids in the class has such a serious reaction. Poor little thing!

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    My kids primary and high schools have no food allergy restrictions. The kindy we use has no nuts, eggs and fish.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CMF View Post
    What is there left to eat?? That's absolutely ridiculous.
    That was exactly what i said to the kindergarten director.
    They reluctantly lifted the ban, as i offered to come in each lunchtime to help organize the kids into "food group tables" (all the dairy allergy kids at one table together, etc). And they started teaching the kids about allergy awareness and why they shouldnt share their food.

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    Our daycare provides all food. For birthdays we pay $6 and the bake a cake

    In DDs kindergarten class there are 2 children with allergies. I don't pack egg, peanut butter, nuts, or Nutella. I don't find it difficult as my DD doesn't eat these things anyway, except for Nutella.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Little Crow View Post
    That was exactly what i said to the kindergarten director.
    They reluctantly lifted the ban, as i offered to come in each lunchtime to help organize the kids into "food group tables" (all the dairy allergy kids at one table together, etc). And they started teaching the kids about allergy awareness and why they shouldnt share their food.
    Do they have a child in the class with serious reactions to any of those foods? I understand it makes lunches hard for most people but if there is a child with a serious reaction I can understand. Some kids have reactions from just being in the same room as some foods

    Edit - sorry just re read and saw the bit about banning foods because of tummy aches.... That's just silly haha
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