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PostPosted: Thu May 19, 2011 11:43 am 

Joined: Mon Jul 05, 2010 11:37 am
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Location: Alberta ... 62368.html
Currently, food allergic children are protected by the Food Allergy & Anaphylaxis Management Act, which was signed into law January 4, 2011. Or are they?

I, as a mom with a child allergic to something else, wish we could move past the peanut :banghead :banghead

Myself - Seasonal, cats
dd-asthma (trigger - flu) anaphylactic to eggs, severe allergies to bugspray and penicilin,pulmicort
ds-Seasonal, cats and OAS
dh-allergy cats, bugspray and guava, outgrew egg allergy

PostPosted: Fri May 20, 2011 7:47 am 

Joined: Wed Jun 17, 2009 9:23 pm
Posts: 129
maybe I could try for a barley, sunflower seed, peanut, pecan, maccadaemia, chickpea, and sesame free school-wonder how I would go lol!

twin boys-
c-eosinophilic oesophagitis
j-avoids peanut, sunflower, pineapple all ana-sensitised to maccadaemia.pecan.Passed barley (previous ana) last year...out grew egg ana and peanut at 3 years..became re sensitised with ana at 6 years to peanut.

PostPosted: Sat May 21, 2011 11:34 am 

Joined: Thu Sep 02, 2010 11:52 pm
Posts: 58
Location: Alberta
As the mother of a peanut allergic child, I also do not think schools should be nut free. I maintain education is the only way to help our children live in the real world with their allergy. Age-appropriate of course. I am much more in favour of a no food sharing policy and for teachers to support parents in the "only food from home" rule many of us use.

DS 1: anaphylactic to peanuts, allergic to fish
DS 2: asthma

PostPosted: Sat May 21, 2011 8:23 pm 
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Joined: Tue Mar 22, 2005 11:17 pm
Posts: 6616
Location: Ottawa
I don't think you can make schools nut free. I think schools should strive to be allergy aware.

How can they be nut free when they have parent/teacher interviews and Open House? :freak :rofl

Daughter: asthma, allergies to egg, milk, peanuts, tree nuts, most legumes (not soy and green beans) & penicillin. Developing hayfever type allergies.
Husband: no allergies
Me: Oral Allergy Syndrome, Allergic to Birch trees

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