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    Default Not nuts in school

    What's everyone's thoughts on this? I just saw it on the news. Do you think that it's acceptable to not give a child anything with nuts in it incase their is a allergic reaction or do you think it's not acceptable.

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    I completely agree with it.

    DD has a girl in her class who once had a severe reaction after playing on the monkey bars. Another child must of had something and even that tiny contact was enough to send her to hospital. That is so scary!

    I understand it makes packing lunches a tiny bit harder, but hey, if it keeps kids safe then I am all for it

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    Absolutely I think there should be a blanket ban on nuts at school. It can kill a child very easily just by touching a surface that another kid has touched. My child has anaphylactic to dairy and egg, so we have to be careful, but he's only anaphylactic if he consumes it, there's no contact allergy thank goodness. If I had a child with a nut allergy i'd be very concerned sending them to school knowing that another parents choice to send their child to school with nuts or food containing nuts, could harm or kill mine.

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    Personally I think it's a good idea. It's really not that hard to send nut free food along. I would hate to imagine the anxiety of parents who have a child allergic to nuts going to a non nut free school. There have already been a few very severe anaphylactic reactions in kids in the short time school has been back. The pics of the kids so swollen and unwell in hospital is heartbreaking. Sending nut free lunches IMO is a small price to pay for the health of classmates.

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    Yep blanket ban

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    Our school has no nut ban, but a "please don't bring nuts" type thing. I am fine with it. I couldn't live with myself if my kids accidentally contaminated a child who was allergic. Also, it's just nuts for goodness sakes, the way some people are going on about it on Facebook, you'd think they'd asked their kids to never eat, ever, ever again.

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    I was wondering what others thought of this coz my oldest started prep this yr and yea thanks guys

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    Yeah it's a no brainer for me. Nuts are an important part of our diet as we're vegan but...she can eat them at home! Though I do think it's equally important to educate all kids (not just the ones with allergies) that they have to be mindful of sharing food at school and to wash their hands etc.

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    Our kindy also has a no egg rule,
    Quiche too but in healthy cakes etc ok

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    I think there should be a blanket ban across all schools.

    Nut allergies are so very dangerous due to the fact that the child can react just by touching something that has had recent contact with nuts.

    I've read and been involved in some pretty heated discussions regarding this over the last couple of days and it angers me how many ignorant and selfish parents there are!

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