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AIBU to be pissed off that the head teacher has banned nutella in the school for one child?

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eddiejo Mon 06-Oct-08 21:21:58

The story.... one boy (hers) has allergy to nuts so now nutella is banned angry. I totally understand the whole anaphlaxis thing but as mum to year 1 boy with multiple food allergies - i would never expect the rest of the school to stop eating what he is allergic to.

Nutella was one of the few spreads which he could eat and made the bread edible. not healthy I know but more important to get energy in him.

What do you think?

bramblebooks Mon 06-Oct-08 21:25:03

It is common health and safety practise in some schools where a child or children have allergies so severe and life threatening that even to touch a table touched by other hands which had the nut oil on them could put their life at risk.

cikecaka Mon 06-Oct-08 21:26:36

Know where you are coming from, but my friend has a DD who is allergic to nuts and have seen what the reaction can do to her, they cant go anywhere without the epipen, I can also see where the head teacher is coming from. Sorry

BoysAreLikeDogs Mon 06-Oct-08 21:27:51

YABU and having a child with allergies you are more in a position to understand this than a parent without this experience.

FAQ Mon 06-Oct-08 21:30:22

Agree with the others.

I still vividly remember the day I (without thinking) offered a chocolate to a group of children from my (very small) school - there was a younger boy who had a severe nut allergy - and he took one, ate and it, and ended up running out of a performance of Carmina Burana (sp) in the Usher Hall in Edinburgh needing urgent medical treatment - this was within minutes of him eating the chocolate, which didn't even contain nuts.

Thankfully his epipen was straight "off stage" and he was ok, but it traumatised me for a long time the "what ifs" - and I was 14yrs old at the time - I dread to think how upset I would have been if I was primary aged when that happened.

kslatts Mon 06-Oct-08 21:56:23

The school my dd's attend has banned any product containing nuts. I though it was pretty standard. YABU.

angrypixie Mon 06-Oct-08 21:59:32

Yep standard practice. We are also not allowed chocolate in lunch boxes so presumably that would exclude nutella on those grounds too.

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