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Old Sep 21st, 2017, 16:23 PM   11
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I think they do check up on lunchboxes here as we've had a couple of letters reminding parents that Nutella has nuts in it.



 
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Old Sep 22nd, 2017, 06:34 AM   12
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Just nuts at our school!



 
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Old Sep 22nd, 2017, 10:12 AM   13
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I think they do check up on lunchboxes here as we've had a couple of letters reminding parents that Nutella has nuts in it.
They may as well sprinkle sugar over the bread. I hate that my eldest loves this horrible stuff.



 
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Old Sep 22nd, 2017, 14:28 PM   14
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Nuts are banned and given the seriousness of some allergies I think this should be the case.
I don't think eggs are although I guess it depends on how serious a child's allergy is.



 
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Old Sep 22nd, 2017, 16:32 PM   15
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Honestly, I'm not even sure really as we don't do packed lunches. Snacks are provided and we do school dinners. I know we can't send any drinks but water, which I think sounds reasonable to me. But if they are banning foods due to allergies, then that's a pretty good reason. No child should have to sit alone in another room to each just so their friends can have peanut butter sandwiches. If anything, it's a good excuse to expand the things they like to eat and try new things that aren't on the banned list.



 
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Old Sep 24th, 2017, 16:03 PM   16
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I wouldn't risk it, you really wouldn't want to have another child's life on your hands. Your DD can eat peanut butter at home to her heart's content - she will cope with not having it at school.
Jeez, I wasn't complaining, I was just curious what situation other people are in, and I find it rather funny that the moment my kid gets crazy about celery and peanut butter, they ban them. Obviously I don't send her in with anything that's banned, as I wouldn't want to endanger another child and I have enough trouble in life without adding to it stuff like this. Also school rules are school rules, however much I disagree with some of them.

But I am fed up having stuff sent home because 'it could contain' something banned (even though it doesn't), and I think a ban on sweets is pointless when school dinners have dessert every day (even stuff like cake, hello eggs). And seeing as there is a coeliac in her class, and a few lactose intollerant students, I do wonder what's up with not banning all wheat and dairy (which would of course be too much trouble for school dinners, so that would be why). They've confiscated stuff like mixed veg bolognese as it could contain celery (it was fennel) and an teeny square of egg-free sponge cake because of no sweets rule and because it could contain egg. School dinner dessert on that day was chocolate fudge cake: go figure.



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Old Sep 25th, 2017, 05:35 AM   17
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It does seem extreme unless they have a child in the school with a severe allergy to something other than nuts. I think all school bans nuts so avoid PB, cereal bars with nuts, nut butters.

This was an interesting find:
http://whatallergy.com/2011-04/celeryallergy



 
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Old Sep 25th, 2017, 06:23 AM   18
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We have the standard ban on nuts, which is fair enough as a nut allergy is absolutely brutal but they haven't banned anything else yet. When we first signed up for school dinners, they told us they tailor the banned list on what their currently children's needs are. Nuts are always banned as an allergy can develop very suddenly and be very serious but unless another parent has approached and said ok my child is allergic to XYZ they don't ban it, which is sensible I think. Logan has school dinners but if I got pulled to one side by a teacher and asked not to include celery for example because a child in his class is allergic, that would be totally fine.



 
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Old Sep 25th, 2017, 07:59 AM   19
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Our school has bans on soft drink and candy, the kindy has a ban on candy, juice, soft drink, candy and yoghurt which doesn't worry me. Nuts only IF there is a student of concern. It can get frustrating but I would also expect the same respect of parents if it were my child. Nut allergies though rare can be serious and kids will be kids and they share and swap lunches. They don't understand. Segregation isn't fair because it can have a negative impact on young kids. I think as a parent all we can do is accept it and deal with it.



 
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Our school has bans on soft drink and candy, the kindy has a ban on candy, juice, soft drink, candy and yoghurt which doesn't worry me. Nuts only IF there is a student of concern. It can get frustrating but I would also expect the same respect of parents if it were my child. Nut allergies though rare can be serious and kids will be kids and they share and swap lunches. They don't understand. Segregation isn't fair because it can have a negative impact on young kids. I think as a parent all we can do is accept it and deal with it.
Nuts are banned in our school which I'm fine with. I have one child on school dinners and one on packed lunches (school dinners are free for first 3 years but once my daughter hit p4 I refused to pay for the food they serve!). I would never give my kids fizzy drinks anyway but I would be livid if they introduced a sweets/crisps ban - it's my choice as a parent what I feed my kids. On the days my younger daughter is getting a dessert at school I give my elder a bit of brownie or a jelly. They rarely get crips but very occasionally I will give Pom Bears or Quavers as a snack.

OP if our school was as restrictive (and inconsistent) as yours I would complain - especially when you are going to the trouble of making egg free sponge.

Whilst I totally agree with avoiding allergens in kids with anaphylaxsis I don't agree with the point above about kids sharing food. One of the girls in my 5 yr olds class has a severe nut allergy. She has been coming to parties with us for 2 years and always tells me about her allergy and asks about foods she's not sure of. My daughter also remembers about it. I think kids do need to be encouraged to take responsibility for this becuase they won't always be in a closed environemnt like a school.



 
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