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March 6th, 2013, 04:17 AM
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I have a friend with a son who has severe food allergies, including peanuts, that would require the use of an epi-pen if anything were to happen. I just can't imagine the stress and anxiety of having to live with that every day, on top of my usual day to day stress & anxiety! So, whenever she shares a great article to help educate others and to help others understand, I always make sure to share it as well!

10 Things to Know About Food Allergies in the Classroom - Allergy

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March 6th, 2013, 08:49 AM
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My friends daughter has severe food allergies as well. It's so scary.

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March 6th, 2013, 08:56 AM
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My son when he was in public school had a classmate with a severe peanut allergy. They told e about it and told him to just wash his hands really good after eating, but when I learned this, I stopped sending him to school with anything with peanuts in it. Of course, he still has to wash his hands, I was just being extra cautious for that kid.
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March 6th, 2013, 09:08 AM
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Working in daycare it drives me nuts when people don't take cross contamination seriously.

We're a peanut free facility but as the article states, there are a LOT more allergens out there than to just nuts. Things like gluten, strawberries, citrus, etc.

I had a classroom where I had a boy who was allergic to dairy and a long list of other things. At the same time I had a little girl who was allergic to soy and a long list of other things. They had VERY little in common. I had to prepare one lunch with one set of gloves, wash, swap out, prepare the other lunch, wash, swap out, and then prepare all the other lunches. I tried instructing my aids in the same method but while they would do it while I was watching I know they would cut corners when I wasn't. Drove me nuts. They didn't understand that even though they were wearing gloves and using a serving spoon that trace amounts could still transfer over. I eventually became the sole doler out of the food. Luckily both kids' reactions were mild to all non-nut allergens (stomach upset, rash, etc) but I am well aware that what could be a mild reaction one day could be a horrific one the next day.

On the other hand, I do have to sympathize with families with no food allergens. Because any food can be a potential allergen for somebody that means really we shouldn't be having any food classroom parties. And I can't shake off the feeling that that is completely unfair.

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