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Toughen up Sweetheart!!! (or is it 1st World Problems MkII?)

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  1. Scott No Mates

    Scott No Mates Well-Known Member

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    Sheesh! What next. In this day and age where we encourage our kids to eat a little more healthily, consume junk food as a treat not as a meal etc we now see these stupid restrictions come into schools.

    Ok, I can accept peanuts (not tree nuts), dairy and gluten - when they are diagnosed by a clinician/food allergy specialist but to claim that watermelon and bananas will do the same. Even if it does, it is so rare. How could one school in the whole of Melbourne be so affected?

    These kids (or their parents) should be teaching the kids to avoid or be treated not to cause the whole school system to go into turmoil for something which may legitimately affect less than 1 kid in the whole country.

    Is this bureaucracy gone made on WHS? Risk management to the extreme? or a media beat up?

    Why expect tolerance of the 99.9% rather than conformity or tolerance the other way through education and behaviour modification?

    (Rant off. Back in your box SNM).



    Ahhhhh. That's better. :)
     
  2. Perp

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    Absolutely over-the-top and absurd.
     
  3. larrylarry

    larrylarry Well-Known Member

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    My son has peanut allergy and he knows what he can't eat in school. The kids do not share food. Kids are told not to pack peanut butter or anything with nuts sandwich and this is reasonable. With eggs kids have to be careful with them around kids with allergy. Other than that kids should be able to bring fruits and other food.
     
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  4. bob shovel

    bob shovel Well-Known Member

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    The kids need to look after themselves... With education from their parents o_O
    You can buy epi pens from the chemist now, the kids should carry one. Teachers surely know how to use them

    All these new allergies thanks to so many vaccines, baby formula and so many preservatives /chemicals in our food... That should get the ball rolling ;)
     
  5. Chilliblue

    Chilliblue Well-Known Member

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    When my daughter was in pre kinder this was the list of no go foods for her class:

    Nuts, sesame, items containing eggs, milk and milk products and celery.

    Then someone wanted to add no pork products because of their religion and another said if that accepted then they wanted no beef.


    Feeding her for those 3 days was hard and we were thankful no was gluten intolerant.
     
  6. larrylarry

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    My daughter has no allergy and she's 9 now. Son on the other hand had peanut and egg since birth but egg allergy disappeared after 3 years. Still has peanut allergy and can't touch them because he would end up touching his face or body. Vaccination yes but no baby formula. Going to Asia is a big headache. Plain rice or noodle. Sushi is usually on the menu. But he knows how to check packaging since 4.
     
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  7. bob shovel

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    Celery and watermelon are mostly water! Never would have expected an allergy to those!
    That would be a challenge to find food! That would really piss me off... It will in a year or two I guess!
     
  8. bob shovel

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    Great work! Kids are smart

    Did you slowly introduce egg and it went or just stayed clear?

    We introduced peanuts at <1 year. I can't remember what the other foods and times they "recommend". my mates wife is allergic to nuts and they are absolutely paranoid about peanuts (plus other stuff :rolleyes:) my Mrs said go to the hospital waiting room and give him some nuts and see what happens, best place to have a reaction! :cool:
     
  9. larrylarry

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    We didn't introduce gradually at all. We only knew after a check up with specialist and it shows peanut allergy gone and we went home and gave him eggs. The rest is history. We have peanuts and peanut butter at home and he knows what to do. We have to brush and rinse before we can kiss him.
     
  10. datto

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    Crazy stuff. When I was at school we used to force feed peanuts to a fellow student who was allergic to them.

    Back then the teachers would have a laugh and comment that it was "character building" lol

    Sometimes we used to have a cigarette with the teachers on the back oval after a game of footy. Miss them days.
     
  11. BigKahuna

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    When peanuts were first banned from my children's school because a child could suffer anaphylactic shock, many parents still gave their children peanut butter sandwiches because 'why should my child not be able to have his/her peanut because someone else can't'. Thankfully parents now understand.

    I've never heard of anaphylaxis with gluten. One of my children couldn't have gluten for a few years, but it certainly doesn't affect her if someone next to her had gluten.

    Does the child have simply an intolerance to watermelon, strawberries and bananas or is he/she likely to go into anaphylaxis if he/she ingests even a speck? If the child is likely to have a severe reaction and die, I think it's a good move by the school. It all depends on what's involved in the allergic reaction. If it's only a sore tummy then it's silly.

    The school hasn't banned these products; they've simply asked parents not to include them in lunches.
     
  12. Xenia

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    My children are allergic to processed highly refined crap that comes in packets in supermarket, negative people and stupidity.

    All these things have a severe bearing on your health and happiness in the long run.

    Keep away from nuts - yes! But not the ones that grow on plants.
     
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    Apart from peanuts and egg yolks and bananas and watermelon, my imaginary kids and their father are also allergic to BS.
    That's what needs to be addressed first ;)
     
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    My Niece was anaphylactic to Eggs, Wheat and Dairy (Just dairy now, she has grown out of the rest). The 2 times she was rushed to hospital was because the teacher gave her the wrong milk interestingly enough the first time she was 3 and she took one sip and threw it away from her and told the teacher "That's not my milk". It was never because of what other kids had. She was taught from a very early age, don't hold other kids hands (they may have been eating chocolate), avoid sharing food, etc etc.
     
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    Anaphylactic shock is bloody scary. It's happened to me.
     
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  16. WattleIdo

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    That sounds pretty nutty ...;):)
     
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    How times have changed. When I was in school (A long long time ago) we could bring anything we wanted and the tuck shop used to sell fairy bread for 20 cents a slice.
     
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  18. larrylarry

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    My immunology specialist friend observed the increase in children's allergy is quite astounding. I don't remember that many of my friends had allergy and now several kids of my friends I know have allergies to eggs, peanuts, wheat and others. I don't think my family and wife's family have allergies but my son has it. Environment or genes or both?
     
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    I know, what's going on? Developing intolerances myself as I get on in years. Too much of a good thing? :rolleyes:
     
  20. Scott No Mates

    Scott No Mates Well-Known Member

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    Took the cheap way out and didn't option up the kid for allergies. :)
     
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