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PostPosted: Fri Jun 29, 2007 7:57 pm 

Joined: Sun Feb 25, 2007 8:11 pm
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Just wanted to share a positive experience I had yesterday.

My daughter's year at school had an end of term party. Each child was asked to bring a small plate of food to share but the note that went home spelled out very clearly what sorts of foods were allowed and that no nut or nut products were to be brought in.(a nightmare in my eyes)
There are 3 ana. children in the class, so us mums organised to be parent helpers for the party. The teachers were wonderfully helpful and allowed us to remove any suspect food, and also organised for one table to be the 'safe' table for these kids, with food we had made/ brought in for them.
At the end of the eating time - all children were sent to wash hands and were each given a wipe for their face and hands as well. The teacher supervised this and was heard telling some of the kids to go and wash properly or to wipe their face again. We washed and wiped down all the tables before the children were back in the classroom.

The smiles on our kids faces at being able to be involved in a 'normal party' (in my daughters words) was worth it all.

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PostPosted: Sun Jul 01, 2007 2:33 am 

Joined: Mon Apr 09, 2007 3:29 pm
Posts: 192
Location: Ohio
that is awsome :D

Karen in Ohio mom of 7
Allergic to tons and tons of food as well as perfumes, scented air sprays and cleaners. Hubby to Fish, ds #2 Shellfish, youngest to Eggplant, potato, Caesin, Raw Tomato & spinach.

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PostPosted: Fri Aug 10, 2007 6:23 pm 
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Joined: Mon Feb 07, 2005 6:39 pm
Posts: 2973
Location: Toronto
Just saw this. What a lovely story.

Thanks Kathi, for telling us.

Allergic to soy, peanut, shellfish, penicillin

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PostPosted: Thu Jun 11, 2009 1:58 pm 
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Joined: Tue Mar 22, 2005 11:17 pm
Posts: 6583
Location: Ottawa
We had our end of school play day which included a hot dog lunch for the students. This is why I volunteer when I can and send my husband when I can't:
I arrived at the pre-arranged time and was told I shouldn't have to brought the hoy dogs and buns as they have allergen-free hot dogs and buns I always purchase the allergen-free hot dogs and buns. (What they had purchased was peanut and tree nut free but did contain eggs and dairy which we have students allergic to)

The other parents were going to put the allergen-free hot dogs on the grill that had already had the other hot dogs (and who knows what else?) on it. I took them inside and cooked them instead.

I know they meant well and I didn't make a big deal but I did answer their questions truthfully. is it really a big deal if they're cooked on the same grill? Yes, the dogs release so fat and juice while cooking and it would contaminate the next dog. It only takes one bite...I can't look into those trusting eyes and offer anything that I even remotely suspect.

Luckily the principal gets it. She met me as I was on the way intot he kitchen to cook the dogs and she was coming to get them. I got a very big thank you from her. :) All the thanks that I needed was to see those kids running around without any cares!

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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