How do I put a plan together for Food Allergies for my daughter starting school in August?

Tovah - posted on 02/20/2012 ( 2 moms have responded )




My daughter has allergies to nuts and eggs. She has mild reactions to milk, wheat, soy, shellfish, fish and she has been with an epi pen for her entire life. My problem is I don't even know where to start about trying to put a plan together to be able to talk to the principle of the schools I'm looking at. She definitely will not be able to eat the food at the school and there is always the possibility that some child or teacher will bring nuts to school and the just the dust of the nuts even on clothes will send my daughter into an asthma attack. How do I deal with the fear that someone will not think on one day and have a plan in place to deal with the allergic reaction?


Medic - posted on 02/20/2012




Its not that people "won't think" its that this is the real world and the real world does not cater to people. If the dust from the peanut butter left on my kids jacket or shirt is that horrible for your child maybe she should not go to public school. You cannot mandate what people eat at home or on their way to school.


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Katherine - posted on 02/20/2012




Most schools have a no nut policy. She can bring her own lunch. I know my daughters school has a no nut policy. Start looking into Charter Schools. Or I'm sure even public schools have this policy. A principal doesn't want this weight on them, so trust me they will do anything to avoid it.

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