Monday, February 15, 2010
First blog for the year! Food bans!
We're half way through February, so it seems a little redundant to say 'Happy New Year'.
A couple of weeks ago, this article appeared in the Australian newspaper, The Sunday Telegraph "Schools banned food list has gone nuts".
Out of this story, the Herald on Sunday ran a similar article "Kids lunch box time bombs".
It's important to differentiate between schools and early childhood education centres, as the general consensus is that removing highly spreadable and allergenic foods, such as peanut butter, egg sandwiches or yoghurt (if there is a child with peanut, egg or milk allergy) is appropriate for younger children.
If you have a school-aged child at risk of anaphylaxis (and not just to food), how has your school managed this?