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PostPosted: Mon Jan 27, 2014 12:39 pm 

Joined: Thu Feb 26, 2009 12:05 am
Posts: 668
Location: AB, Canada
It seems to me that my kid's school has had more food activities this year than in past years, or maybe my tolerance has waned.

I am a board member of our school council, and hand outs were distributed at the last meeting about food safety. Of course, they only discussed safe prep techniques and temps etc, nothing to do with allergies/anaphylaxis.

I really feel like I do a lot of this :banghead

DSs 12, 12, 14 all PA

PostPosted: Mon Jan 27, 2014 10:50 pm 

Joined: Sun Nov 30, 2008 11:00 am
Posts: 1119
Becky wrote:
I really feel like I do a lot of this :banghead

I agree!

It takes a lot of time to train everyone... And then there are new staff!

Last year I happened to meet the Dean of Education at our largest university and asked him why "building community with food" was still being taught to Faculty of Education students (a recent Grad told me that and she was apalled when I explained the risks to students with food allergies). He said that it should not be taught but some professors don't like to change their ways. He really appreciated me mentioning it and said he would bring it up at their next faculty meeting.

By coincidence, his own child has food allergies. :huggy

me: allergic to crustaceans plus environmental
teenager: allergic to hazelnuts, some other foods and environmental

PostPosted: Tue Jan 28, 2014 1:36 pm 
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Joined: Tue Mar 22, 2005 11:17 pm
Posts: 6616
Location: Ottawa
Yes, we still need to speak up! Dd is in middle school now. It's in a high school. I suppose her age is one of the earliest in the wave of children with multiple severe food allergies that aren't out grown.

More food in middle and high school than EVER before! This as they enter into an age that places them at higher risk of death.

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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