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PostPosted: Wed Sep 13, 2006 3:45 pm 
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My DS's teacher wrote me a note today asking if beechnuts, acorns etc that she was planning on using for a craft were safe for my peanut allergic child to be around. I'm not sure about beechnuts b/c I've never heard of them. I assume (which I don't usually assume when it comes to his allergy) that acorns are OK since they are a seed. Does anyone have any idea? I have to get back to her by tomorrow morning.

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PostPosted: Wed Sep 13, 2006 3:50 pm 
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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Acorn

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Beechnut

From this I would have to think they are in fact true nuts and I wouldn't want to risk it.

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PostPosted: Wed Sep 13, 2006 4:11 pm 
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Thank you for the information. I'll contact the teacher and tell her that Ethan won't be able to join in that craft. The problem now is whether or not the craft should be done in their classroom at all. I'd be worried that nut residue would be over everyone's fingers and they'd be touching everything in the classroom. I think I'll suggest that she find something else to use for the craft.

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I picked up some tree nuts on "treasure hunts" when I was a kid . . .I particularly liked horse chestnuts. I am guessing that the shells provide some measure of protection. But if I were a parent I probably wouldn't want to take any unnecessary risks. Fall leaves are just as educational.


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