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PostPosted: Thu Jan 02, 2014 3:07 pm 
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Grade 1 student misses school, while severe dairy allergy keeps her home

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What the schools are doing is discriminating against the triggers. They're supposed to be treating the disease, the disease of anaphylaxis. By not accommodating and acknowledging all allergens, they are discriminating against them," said Glover.


The school board's superintendent, Jackie Bajus, said they are not giving up. They're waiting on specific details from Elodie's doctor to see how they can develop a better anaphylaxis emergency plan for her.

"Mrs. Glover and I did talk about the fact that we cannot provide an allergen-free environment, because that's impossible. But we can try to make it safe as we can — and how we get to that point, I don't know."

They've also consulted with a representative from Anaphylaxis Canada, who will speak with the school and parents to figure out what they can do to more adequately support Elodie, along with the broader needs of the school community.


http://www.thespec.com/news-story/42955 ... -her-home/

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PostPosted: Sun Jan 05, 2014 10:12 am 
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It's time for school boards to recognize that students aren't going home for lunch anymore. Cafeterias are needed. In a cafeteria, students would be supervised while eating and allergens would be contained to one area which would be easier to clean.

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Daughter: asthma, allergies to egg, milk, peanuts, tree nuts, most legumes (not soy) & penicillin. Developing hayfever type allergies.
Husband: no allergies
Me: allergies to some tree that flowers in May
Cat: allergic to beef, pork and lamb


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PostPosted: Sun Jan 05, 2014 10:16 am 
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In Ontario, anaphylaxis is under the Healthy Schools program of the Ministry of Education. This program is primarily concernef about trans fats and sodium levels of foods sold in the school. There is little they can do about foods offered to students or brought in and consumed by others.

We need to give the Min of Ed more power!

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Daughter: asthma, allergies to egg, milk, peanuts, tree nuts, most legumes (not soy) & penicillin. Developing hayfever type allergies.
Husband: no allergies
Me: allergies to some tree that flowers in May
Cat: allergic to beef, pork and lamb


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