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    Peanut butter and nutella sandwiches are the usual things people whinge about. Although it depends on the school, some schools/childcare require completely nut free, as in nut free facility type foods and I can understand that is a pain in the ****, but still - some kids are deathly allergic, so I would still do it if that is what is required.

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    I think the same - it's a few hours a day I'm sure they can cope being nut free! I don't have kids at school yet but what nut foods are they all whinging their kids can't take to school - is it literally just peanut butter?

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    2 out of my 3 children have nut allergies. I'm so glad schools have no- nut policies. I literally have nightmares about my children having accidental contact.
    Nuts are like poison to them.

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    Did anyone see the photo of the little girl who started kindy last week doing the rounds on Facebook - and that was just a contact reaction, she didn't actually eat peanuts, another child had them at morning tea and later on touched her hand and her face blew up like a balloon. I cannot imagine how stressful it must be to send your child to school (or anywhere) when they have a severe allergy, to be worried they may never come home every single day...so sad!

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    Quote Originally Posted by beebs View Post
    Did anyone see the photo of the little girl who started kindy last week doing the rounds on Facebook - and that was just a contact reaction, she didn't actually eat peanuts, another child had them at morning tea and later on touched her hand and her face blew up like a balloon. I cannot imagine how stressful it must be to send your child to school (or anywhere) when they have a severe allergy, to be worried they may never come home every single day...so sad!
    Yes. She looked so poorly. I hope she's okay now poor thing.

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    I actually thought all schools had a nut free policy. I am surprised that any school allows them.

    Certainly our school does not. We also have a 'no boiled eggs or quiche' policy as we have a few egg allergies ... there are a few who dont respect that, but the children who bring these things are separated from others, so they soon learn to ask Mum not to pack those things

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tamtam View Post
    But I do wonder what happens in the real world when they grow up or are out with their parents? What happens if they're on a train or bus and come in contact with nuts etc? I'm all for protecting kids as much as possible at school but I do wonder what happens out of school.

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    When they are out with their parents the parent will have an epi-pen at all times & is probably a helicopter parent constantly on the lookout for the first signs of an anaphylactic reaction.

    When they are old enough to be alone on a bus/train/wherever they will carry their own epi-pen and will be aware of the onset of anaphylaxis.

    The issue with a school is not just that there are so many people the child can be exposed to who may have had contact with nuts but also that the child isn't being supervised constantly in the playground or classroom. It is easy for the early symptoms of anaphylaxis to go unheeded and those precious first 10 minutes could be the difference between life and death.

    No nuts is the safest way.

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    I can't believe people give their kids Nutella sandwiches for lunch! Tell the parents complaining about the nut ban to just to put a block of Cadbury on the bread - same nutritional content!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Elijahs Mum View Post
    I can't believe people give their kids Nutella sandwiches for lunch! Tell the parents complaining about the nut ban to just to put a block of Cadbury on the bread - same nutritional content!!!
    I know right? I try not to judge, I really do, but I actually didn't know people did that.

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    Quote Originally Posted by grumpybump View Post
    When they are out with their parents the parent will have an epi-pen at all times & is probably a helicopter parent constantly on the lookout for the first signs of an anaphylactic reaction.

    When they are old enough to be alone on a bus/train/wherever they will carry their own epi-pen and will be aware of the onset of anaphylaxis.

    The issue with a school is not just that there are so many people the child can be exposed to who may have had contact with nuts but also that the child isn't being supervised constantly in the playground or classroom. It is easy for the early symptoms of anaphylaxis to go unheeded and those precious first 10 minutes could be the difference between life and death.

    No nuts is the safest way.
    My question was genuine. Not being sarcastic or disagreeing with this idea at all. Was just curious.
    I am hyper alert about other things with my dd and her health but not allergies as she hasn't shown any allergies but I was curious.


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    I actually just had a big sigh of relief, I've been reading all the "my precious poppet shouldn't have to go without nuts for 6 hours, it's not my fault your kid has an allergy" comments all over Facebook today (not of my friends, but on open fb pages, like mammamia etc) . It's reassuring that nobody has said anything like that here....

    Yet.... -.-

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