We're nut free because we have three pupils with severe nut allergies. It's easier to ban all nuts than just a few varieties, because people will always get it wrong and we just can't risk that here. If someone started there who had a seafood allergy, I'm sure we'd ban that too just seems sensible really.
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Does she put the little figures tenderly to bed, bulging six-packs and scowly faces and all? I found Rey tucked up with my much more refained Ursula the Lilydoll last night she obviously fancies a bit of rough!
A friend's dd in ds1's year has a severe peanut allergy - the school doesn't have a nut-free policy though. There have been times when children have come out clutching mini Snickers bars (out of those multi-pack bags) when it's been someone's birthday - now she's older she knows not to eat them but some people are so allergic that even other people eating peanuts and then being in contact with them can trigger a reaction, can't it?
Apologies if his Mum is a MNer, but one of the boys in our school ended up in hospital after toching a pack of playing cards in July, that had last been used the previous Christmas by people playing and eating nuts at the same time. I'd imagine toching a table/door handle/pencil that someone had handled after eating a peanut butter sarnie at lunchtime and not remembering to wash their hands, would have the same effect. Just doesn't seem worth the risk to me. I'm quite happy to do nut free packed lunches, and read labels when I send biscuits or whatnot in for class parties. It's really not that much effort on my part
Both the infant and junior schools in our town are nut free.The junior school has been shellfish free for two yrs now.No prawn cocktail crisps.
I find it really reassuring as ds has a nut allergy and he starts next september.