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PB&J Ban Causing Controversy At School

PB&J Ban Causing Controversy At School

A PB&J ban at an Arkansas school is riling up controversy both at the school and on the internet have been divided on the issue of health versus common sense.

The ban went down at a school in Viola, Arkansas, where administrators came up with a no-peanut policy due to a few students with allergies. The controversy started when one young student brought one of the banned sandwiches, his parents unaware of the school’s PB&J ban.

Teachers helped the boy get a new lunch and sent a note home explaining the PB&J ban, but that did not go over well at home.

The note made the rounds, and parents opposed to the PB&J ban created a “School Nut Ban Discussion” group on Facebook. Some parents opposed the idea of changing around the lunchroom routine for all students just because a few kids had health sensitivities, Piper Weiss of Yahoo!’s Team Mom noted. The CDC notes that about 1 in 25 children has a peanut allergy.

Other parents complained that the PB&J ban ignored other kids who had special needs of their own.

“There are some autistic children that will only eat a PB&J sandwich or nothing at all,” one parent opposing the ban argued on Facebook.

Viola District Superintendent John May noted that the PB&J ban has been in place for quite some time, but just started attracting attention now.

“The policy is in place to protect those with a severe, life threatening problem,” May told Area Wide News. “Until we figure out something else, it would be foolish to drop the policy.”

PeanutAllergy.com tackled the issue last year, noting that many administrators believe coddling children with peanut allergies fails to prepare them for the real world.

“It’s really not in the child’s best interest who has the allergy,” one administrator admitted. Because the rest of the world is not peanut-free, “That child needs to learn to be able to control their own allergy.”

The report also found parents and administrators who thought it was unfair to take away a meal that children almost universally love.

“We switched out peanut butter for sun butter (made out of sunflower seeds) in our kindergarten classes one time,” one administrator said. “They can tell. They would ask us why we weren’t giving them real peanut butter.”

Do you think the PB&J ban is fair?

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1,223 Responses to “PB&J Ban Causing Controversy At School”

  1. Carol Lacey

    How can you ban PB&J…it is a staple! If a child is allergic he/she is not going to eat it. I pack my childs lunch I should know whether or not they are allergic. It is for my child. Not anothers. Please spare me more rules.

  2. Heather Sanford Har-Zvi

    For some children, the issue is so severe that even sitting at a table where there is a peanut butter sandwich could kill them. Think about it. KILL them. I would think that people could learn do deal with this. Peanut butter is extremely fattening as it is – send a turkey sandwich and feed your kids peanut butter at home. It's not a right to have peanut butter, it is a right to go to school and not die.

  3. Cory Cooper

    How can you ban PB&J because a few students are allergic to peanut butter? Home schooling is looking better each day.

  4. Cory Cooper

    Heather Sanford Har-Zvi what if they are vegetarian and do not like meat?

  5. Heather Sanford Har-Zvi

    A peanut allergy is different than "liking" or not liking something. It's also different from almost every other allergy. If there is peanut butter in the room, it can affect some kids to the point of death. Milk allergies, vegeterianism, everything else listed in these foolish arguments don't make any sense. It's just comparing apples and oranges. Or apples and nuclear waste, because to someone with severe peanut allergies, they'd rather sit next to a cake of nuclear waste than a kid consuming a peanut butter sandwich. This allergy is becomming more and more prevalent and it's just so easy to avoid. Don't send peanut butter. Done.

  6. Carol Lacey

    Sorry. Unless your willing to pay for my child to eat, they want it, I can afford it. They don't have to sit next to them that are allergic and its not in the air….spare me. My best friends daughter is allergic to nuts and they come here and my children eat peanut butter and hers cheese. That is the most ridiculous thing I have ever heard. Surfaces yes, airborne no.

  7. Cory Cooper

    If my son has milk he has a violent reaction and has to be hospitalized. Should all schools ban milk for that? He knows not to drink it. All this P.C. baby crap needs to go out the damn window. And besides peanut butter is a healthy fat; monounsaturated. The only foolish argument here is your own.

  8. Cory Cooper

    If my son has milk he has a violent reaction and has to be hospitalized. Should all schools ban milk for that? He knows not to drink it. All this P.C. baby crap needs to go out the damn window. And besides peanut butter is a healthy fat; monounsaturated. The only foolish argument here is your own.

  9. Cory Cooper

    If my son has milk he has a violent reaction and has to be hospitalized. Should all schools ban milk for that? He knows not to drink it. All this P.C. baby crap needs to go out the damn window. And besides peanut butter is a healthy fat; monounsaturated. The only foolish argument here is your own.

  10. Cory Cooper

    If my son has milk he has a violent reaction and has to be hospitalized. Should all schools ban milk for that? He knows not to drink it. All this P.C. baby crap needs to go out the damn window. And besides peanut butter is a healthy fat; monounsaturated. The only foolish argument here is your own.

  11. Cory Cooper

    If my son has milk he has a violent reaction and has to be hospitalized. Should all schools ban milk for that? He knows not to drink it. All this P.C. baby crap needs to go out the damn window. And besides peanut butter is a healthy fat; monounsaturated. The only foolish argument here is your own.

  12. Ray Karpovage

    peanut allergies are often airborn. They don't have to eat it they just have to be near it. Get that through your head. Risking the death of child because your child thinks pb&j is tasty should be a crime.

  13. Carol Lacey

    It has to be cooked…as in peanut oil vapors. Peanut butter sandwiches are not airbourne carriers.

  14. Elissa X

    I've heard about schools doing peanut free lunch tables which has the best of both worlds – a secluded area for those allergic and freedom for those who aren't.

  15. Hillary Brady Cross

    no one understand until you see your kid in shock from peanut butter. Keep it out of schools. cross contamination is a huge problem. if a kid eats it and gets it on his hands and clothing it will pass off to other things.

  16. Chase Salyer

    I agree that banning PB&J to protect a random few with allergies is not helping anyone. It deprives kids of something that they love for no good reason and it fails to prepare those with the allergies for the real world. It's great that the school is concerned for the welfare of those select few, but the rest of the world won't be so considerate. If these kids don't start learning that now, they'll never be prepared to deal with the situation when they're adults. The proper way to approach the situation is to have the parents of the children with allergies take the necessary precautions with their child's diet, not force everybody else to give up a food they love for a select few.

  17. Chris McGatha

    Carol Lacey, I agree with you totally about your rebuttal of Heather Sanford Har-Zvi. I have never heard of someone just being "near" peanut butter without any contact, direct or indirect, and get sick. I'm severely allergic to fish, I just stay away from it, my fiancee loves it, doesn't bother me. I just tell her to brush and use mouthwash (alcohol based) before kissing me and wash her hands before touching me. Cory Cooper, I also agree with your statement, peanut butter is quite healthy. That's why on a bodybuilder's diet, some peanut butter is encouraged. It contains protein for muscle growth, and monounsaturated fats that help in reducing body fat. Heather, get a clue and use common sense, you sound way too overprotective and hardcore over something avoidable.

  18. Regina Honey

    "Health sensitivity" really? My son has severe anaphylactic reaction to peanuts. He does not even need to ingest them to have a reaction. His first reaction was after he touched his fingertip into a graham cracker with PB on it. This could kill him. Yes he does need to "be prepared for the real world" but only when he is ready to cognitively understand it. He is only 2 yrs old and I am very happy that his daycare is nut-free. Kids do not fully comprehend the severity of their allergies. For my son it is not just about the peanut butter but cross-contamination issues with many prepared foods. He needs to also avoid any foods that may come into contact with peanuts during manufacturing as well. Even someone who eats peanut/egg/pineapple (he has other allergies too) products and does not thoroughly wash their hands or mouths could cause him to go into anaphylaxix. This is not just a "sensitivity" this is A LIFE OR DEATH SITUATION. I would hope that a parent sending their child to school would be more aware and concerned that a child could die from someone bringing in a simple PB&J sandwhich.

  19. Ms Malackey

    No, it doesn't. I have a sibling with a peanut allergy, who got ill from someone on the other side of the room eating a Reese's Cup when she was in college. A sandwich can also be a carrier.

  20. Regina Honey

    Untrue. Peanut dust is airborne. A child coughing or sneezing while eating will send peanut contaminated saliva into the air (AIRBORNE) and could cause those with severe peanut allergies to react.

  21. Morte Placer

    Children with peanut allergies should not even be here, but should have been bred out of our society as a birth defect through genetic engineering years ago. Poor breeding should not be catered to, but removed for the greater good. Why must we always cater to the weakest? It's not "nature's way". At all.

  22. John Megyeri

    @zvi… You're full of peanutbutter.There are dozens of allergies,other than pb.If you want to out law all of the causes,kids will go hungry.

  23. Regina Honey

    Really?! Forcing a parent to stay home and reduce income to keep a severly peanut allergic shild away from peanuts is better than refraining from sending peanut products to school? Completely ridiculous!

  24. Ms Malackey

    Yes, but the sandwich is dangerous to a peanut sensitive kid in your child's class. The kid with the allergy doesn't need to EAT the peanut to get it into his system – just touching it, or breathing near it is enough to cause anaphylaxsis. Think about that – it's enough to KILL a kid, just being in the room with it. It's not going to harm your kid to have to bring a non-PB&J to school for lunch.

  25. Ms Malackey

    Okay then, you come up with a better policy. We have to send our kids to school – it's the law. Most parents do not have the option of homeschooling, and even if they did, as tax payers, they have every right to send their kid to the public schools they pay for. How is NOT having peanut butter at lunch going to hurt your kid in the slightest?

  26. Jennifer Carr

    Regina Honey
    However, a recent blinded, placebo-controlled trial of children exposed to open peanut butter was unable to document any reactions (Sicherer et al). Read the article allergysafecommunities.com

  27. Jennifer Carr

    Heather Sanford Har-Zvi
    Like the article says.. it is not preparing these kids for the "real world" Do you think that college will cater to these kids? Or the workplace? They have to learn to control it and be aware. Maybe they should have a seperate eating place for the few kids with the allergy. Maybe a classroom that is peanut free. I feel bad for these kids, but why should the majority have to change. Pb&J has been around forever. Now we have to ban it?

  28. Ray Karpovage

    According to Dr. Robert Wood, chief of Pediatric Allergy and Immunology at Johns Hopkins Children's Center, "Although an airborne reaction from peanut contained in most foods is rare, you may react if the person eating the food is in your face, talking and laughing, and essentially spraying small droplets of peanut at you. You could also react if the person gets peanut on her hands or on the table and it happens to contaminate the food you're eating. It's still a good idea to keep a safe distance from the person and to follow other precautions."

  29. Harley Elizabeth Deshotel

    I think your kid should know if they are allergic to peanut butter. so if they are umm common sense says dont eat it!

  30. Harley Elizabeth Deshotel

    I think your kid should know if they are allergic to peanut butter. so if they are umm common sense says dont eat it!

  31. Stephanie L. Hassan

    My son has a severe allergy and although he can be in the same room with the dreaded nut, if a child spills it on the table where he will be sitting (and even if the child wipes it up) the residue will still cause a reaction. Another concern us CRAZY peanut allergy parent's have is the kids on the playground after lunch with "peanut fingers" running around and accidentally touching our kids or even the playground equipment.

    I am actually opposed to the ban! I only wish I could slap together a PB&J the night before and throw it by the front door like so many of my mommy friends. You start by banning peanuts, then wheat, eggs, strawberries, milk, etc… There are so many allergies in this world, where would it end? They might as well start taking the grass out of the playgrounds too! (I personally could have really used that as a kid.)

    I appreciate all of the efforts made at school by offering a designated table for the kids with peanut allergies, but that too is outcasting them. All of my son's teachers have offered to give my son a special place with his classmates, and he can choose anyone to sit next to him as long as they haven't brought any trigger foods.

    Teach your kids, like someone said earlier, it is something they will be dealing with the rest of their life.

  32. Christina Nix

    so what happens when the child goes into the work place as an adult and heaven forbid someone has a PB&J sandiwch? what then? going to go run to the boss and tell them about the offender? if your child has that severe reaction to just BEING in the room is deadly, maybe that child should live in a bubble and never leave the house.

  33. Cory Cooper

    With the state of the education system, especially in the south, reduced income is worth a child having at least the ability to read and write before they are in middle school.

  34. Cory Cooper

    With the state of the education system, especially in the south, reduced income is worth a child having at least the ability to read and write before they are in middle school.

  35. Rb Redmond

    Peanut butter is one of the healthiest things people can put in their mouth for God's sakes.

  36. Daniel Roy

    While Iris does not have any food allergies, I have no problem with her school's nut ban. So many people think they know how nut allergies work. They will never get it. My mom was lucky and outgrew her mild peanut allergy and is now a Reese's addict. Good luck with your boy and luckily I only have to deal with normal spring/summer little girl allergies.

  37. Jennifer Carr

    Ray Karpovage
    First, allergic reactions to food are triggered by specific food proteins. Without contact with protein, there is no allergic reaction.
    Second, food particles containing proteins become airborne through several mechanisms. This can be through grinding and pulverization. For example, the mass shelling of peanuts can result in a cloud of peanut particles which then can be dispersed by the wind.
    Another mechanism is through the release of peanut particles under pressure, such as occurs with the simultaneous opening of hundreds of peanut snacks in a pressurized airplane cabin. The presence of peanut protein in the filters of commercial airliners was documented in a study from the Mayo Clinic in 1996, confirming the possibility of airborne exposure. I'm sure you will find several articles going back and forth with this isssue. But then Have these children go to a different room. I actually don't send my kids in school with anything that has peanuts. I do respect it. I do not believe in banning pb&j. At my childrens school there is a seperate table for kids with these allergies

  38. Jennifer Carr

    Ms Malackey Have a seperate room for the kids with allergies. The majority of the kids should not change their lives because of a few kids. It's not fair. Teach your kids to be careful. That's all

  39. Tammy Blair

    Some kids like my dauhter will not eat any other kind of sandwich besides peanut butter, its not fair to say she has to starve because of somones allergy, there re nuts out there, kids have to know how to deal with their allergy and stay away from the kids with peanut butter or other nuts. my daughter is deadly allergic to bees and wasps and penicillin, she has to deal, no one runs around banning things for her.

  40. Todd White

    Regina Honey Peanut dust is NOT peanut butter. Ray is way out of line. Why ban all nuts? Peanuts are a legume, most people who are allergic to peanuts, are not allergic to tree nuts. In day care, where kids are not old enough to understand, ok, in grade school, Im totally against it.

  41. Kelly Schmitt

    I react if someone breathes their peanut dust near me. Your child can come sit with me for lunch if you tell him/her he/she can't breathe. Impossible? Well, I can't breathe when I'm within 5 feet of peanut butter: an open jar, someone exhaling after taking a bite, peanut butter crackers, etc. Your science won't sway me because I know what it feels like to have that wall of peanut attack me, and I have witnesses to my anaphylactic reactions. Oh, and according to allergy tests, I'm not even allergic. When I told my doctor how I react, she immediately wrote me a scrip for an epipen and told me to carry it at all times.

  42. Kelly Schmitt

    I react if someone breathes their peanut dust near me. Your child can come sit with me for lunch if you tell him/her he/she can't breathe. Impossible? Well, I can't breathe when I'm within 5 feet of peanut butter: an open jar, someone exhaling after taking a bite, peanut butter crackers, etc. Your science won't sway me because I know what it feels like to have that wall of peanut attack me, and I have witnesses to my anaphylactic reactions. Oh, and according to allergy tests, I'm not even allergic. When I told my doctor how I react, she immediately wrote me a scrip for an epipen and told me to carry it at all times.

  43. Todd White

    Sounds like a psychological reaction rather than a physical reaction. Its actually not that uncommon.

  44. Tiffiny McMillan-Archey

    Yes, he might be dealing with it forever, but luckily people are so cautious they often keep things away from me that I'm not even allergic to. So sweet. Reading every package becomes comforting rather than annoying. It's that excitement of, Yes! I can have some of this! Lol.

  45. Ray Karpovage

    If you want to feed your kid peanut butter fine. Do it at home. Don't put other kids at risk even if there is 000.1% chance of killing a child. And why would a school want to risk a lawsuit for wrongful death over a sandwich?

  46. Tammy Arthur

    Ok so if someone has an allergy they should be disposed of is that what ur saying? What about ppl with hayfever think they should be disposed of also?The only ppl who should be disposed of r ppl who think like u do. That's whats wrong with this world to many ppl thinking their better and judging ppl for being different.Poor breeding my butt and an allergy is far from being a BIRTH DEFECT.js

  47. Maria Santaniello

    YOUR KIDDING RIGHT I have a severe peanut allergy that I have dealt with for 23 years with the ignorance of people like you I have no control my mother and father almost lost me and watched me turn purple from not being able to breath and my trhoat closing and my body shutting down how would you feel if you were the reason why a child is dead? And guess what … You can go to jail for manslaughter so think again cause I have watched my life before my eyes have you?

  48. Maria Santaniello

    How are you supposed to ban bees? Deal with it? How about being allergic to the smell? Like I am and your daughter will not starve she should learn to like new foods

  49. Angela Constantine Santaniello

    Being the Mother of a child with a severe peanut allergy, I would have to say for all who do not underrstand this KEEP YOUR MOUTH SHUT and open your ears and understand the severity of this. This type of allergy is NO different than putting a loaded GUN in someone's hand. If you can not understand this then you yourself have a very severe problem and I my self would not trust a child in you company. I mean really people you call yourself MOTHERS, I beg to differ, as a mother you should understand that one smell or touch can KILL a child we are not talking so called HIVEs we are talking DEATH, big big difference. Do you know what it is like to suffocate–just ask one of them–I think you should get all your facts before passing your JUDGEMENTS. And if you love children you should want to keep them safe……

  50. Angela Constantine Santaniello

    sorry tammy, kids have to deal with the food you as a mother places before them otherwise would you agree to bringing a gun to school and oh well just deal with it..and for bee's and meds… bee's sorry can not control that, and meds I do not think they carry that as food…

  51. Angela Constantine Santaniello

    sorry tammy, kids have to deal with the food you as a mother places before them otherwise would you agree to bringing a gun to school and oh well just deal with it..and for bee's and meds… bee's sorry can not control that, and meds I do not think they carry that as food…

  52. Angela Constantine Santaniello

    Carol Lacey sorry carol–did you ever open a jar of peanut butter—oops the smell is POWERFUL that is AIRBOURNE

  53. Angela Constantine Santaniello

    Carol Lacey sorry carol–did you ever open a jar of peanut butter—oops the smell is POWERFUL that is AIRBOURNE

  54. Angela Constantine Santaniello

    do not USE GOD'S name unless you are praying to HIM

  55. Angela Constantine Santaniello

    do not USE GOD'S name unless you are praying to HIM

  56. Angela Constantine Santaniello

    and maybe people should have more respect for others, especially in a work place

  57. Angela Constantine Santaniello

    Regina Honey the smell of the jar of peanut butter will bring a reaction…..been there done that

  58. Angela Constantine Santaniello

    ok so they all should be able to carry guns–just teach them to be careful

  59. Angela Constantine Santaniello

    REALLY, did you really right something so so stupid–you need to get your head examined. If you have children I feel so sorry for them. and if not I thank the Lord..

  60. Harley Elizabeth Deshotel

    no one is talkin about guns! its just peanut butter! there's a pretty big differnece.

  61. Anonymous

    It is estimated that 1% of the population has a life-threatening allergy to peanuts. If there was a germ that would kill 3 kids in a school of 300, would you try to get rid of it? Of course you would.

  62. Joan Potter Thomas

    It is estimated that 1% of the population has a life-threatening allergy to peanuts. If there was a germ that would kill 3 kids in a school of 300, would you try to get rid of the germ? Of course you would.

  63. Britt Ventrice

    ok is it really so hard for them to come to an easy solution peanut free tables. My elementary school had it and the school I currently work at it has them, you set up 1-3tables for kids who have peanut allergies. Problem solved.

  64. Brenda Johnson Roston

    My daughter has always been allergic to peanuts/peanut butter (and, yes, you have to mention both because if you only mention peanuts, people often will offer a PB&J sandwhich for lunch, r peanut M&Ms if you tell them she is allergic to peanut butter.) To date, her allergic responses haven't been life threatening, but you would be amazed at the range of responses she has received in school. Some legistated (students can't carry drugs), to in difference ("we've always done this project using peanuts, so you do too"), to blame/anger ("it's all her fault we can't do this project"), to caring and selflessness (the kids who voluntarily chose to not bring their favorite lunch to school for a whole year or those (teachers, counselsors, coaches, teammates) who learned how to adminster the EpiPen just in case).

  65. Anonymous

    Wow really? Do you actually work outside of the home? I work in a large office building where several hundred people work. There are people coming in and out constantly and that's the last question they ask when they come in for the first time. With the HIPPA laws, employers aren't going to broadcast anything health related. Learn to live with your condition, don't expect everyone else to adjust to your needs, just like everyone else who has a chronic condition has to.

  66. Joan Potter Thomas

    My son (now 15) is allergic to peanuts, peanut products and tree nuts. The school system has been very accomodating–we actually don't have complaints as to how the schools have handled it. Alex's classrooms have always been nut free; he ate in a separate classroom during elementary school and it became a popular thing to eat with him; his schoolmates all washed their hands immediately after lunch; he's been able to carry his epi-pen and Benadryl on him at all times; etc. The other KIDS have been great–very, very empathetic and supportive. He's NEVER had a problem from another child. (We've actually heard wonderful stories about kids who say "I can't take peanut butter anymore because Alex is my friend" even though the child has eaten peanut butter every day!) It's only been a couple of PARENTS who complain. I swear, if we just listen to our smart, caring, empathetic kids, the world would be so much better–less hate, prejudice, etc.

  67. Emily McAllister Deters

    Heather Sanford, you can not compare a child verses an adult in the work place! This is about a child's life! Enough said! And I would hope that if you have kids they are blessed not to have an allergy to nuts, but from my point of view, if you want your child to have P&J as part of their diet..eat it at home.

  68. Anonymous

    Regina Honey better than a dead kid….Id give up my job to save my kid instead of changing the rest of the world I'd change me!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  69. Jennifer Michele Wojticki

    God forbid if your kid doesn't get to have a PB &J sandwich for school lunch…..boohoo! Kids can freaking die because of peanut allergies! Yes, it is airboune and as a nurse, carol Lacey, I would think you would be aware of this

  70. Brenda Mattox

    I am a retired school nurse and I can tell you, this is a problem of great magnitude. I would never put another child in danger because my child insisted on PB&J. There are so many other things they can take for lunch, or even purchase lunch at school. Although that I do not advise because they do not serve healthy food. If Michelle O wants to make a difference, she should look at school lunch (and breakfast) menus. At our school the kids were given choc milk and a donut! I fought that the whole time I was there. But I digress. How would you feel if your child took one of these sandwiches and another child died from it? I personally could not handle it if I were responsible for a child's death. Use a little common sense!

  71. Zari Trhaas

    Heather Sanford Har-Zvi: When the teacher learns that a child has a severe allergy, the teacher should seat the child where they won't come in contact with peanut butter. Sometimes children are allowed to eat their lunch in the classroom. This can be done here, instead of banning peanut butter and jelly for everyone. As mentioned by others on this board, some people are vegetarians and a PB&J sandwich provides the necessary nutrients for them.

  72. Julie Rice

    Can somebody give me some true statistics of how many kids have died because their schoolmates ate a peanut butter sandwich at school? I'm not asking this sarcastically, I REALLY want to know. Has this become an epidemic or something and I just didn't know?

  73. Cosmo Blackwell

    I am also a a parent of a peanut-allergic child and I agree- my biggest concern is the peanut fingers. If parents and schools would instill proper hygiene, then this really wouldn't be an issue. Currently, my son can only sit next to those students who buy their lunches so he is at a different table than those who pack. This has worked well for the past 3 years.

  74. Zari Trhaas

    If a child's allergy is that serious, perhaps he should be educated in a special school or home-school. Although I do care about children who suffer from this kind of illness, we can not treat everybody as if they are allergic too. Children who have a severe allergy where they can't even be around peanut butter or other foods should be educated in a different environment –an environment that won't kill them.

  75. Zari Trhaas

    If a child's allergy is that serious, perhaps s/he should be educated in a special school or home-school. Although I do care about children who suffer from this kind of illness, we can not treat everybody as if they are allergic too. Children who have a severe allergy where they can't even be around peanut butter or other foods should be educated in a different environment –an environment that won't kill them.

  76. Cosmo Blackwell

    Around 100 people die of anaphylaxis each year. That includes *all* allergens. All deaths were due to accidental ingestion/tactile residue. It seems that geographic areas have their own allergy problems. The US is 3rd in peanut butter production in the world. We also process our peanuts differently than China (who is number 1). Israel has a big sesame seed allergy problem, and guess what they are a big producer of? Some people believe it has to do with our immune systems responding to *something* because everything in our lives has been disinfected. There were studies of this sort of thing produced in East Germany and West Germany before the wall came down. The East Germans were poorer, but the children in the West had many, many more reported allergies.

  77. Zari Trhaas

    If people are going about their daily lives, doing normal, legal things but one of the things they are doing causes me to have a reaction that could cause me to die, should I tell all of those people to stop doing those things or should I go some place where I won't come in contact with what can kill me? Should I make them stop their normal activity and accommodate my inability to be around it? Or should I accommodate myself and get myself away from it? Or should whoever is responsible for me –get me away from it? Whose responsibility is it to take care of a child who can not be around some things? Is it the parents' responsibility or everybody else's?

  78. Cynthia Aspengren

    It is clear people STILL don't know how deadly this allergy is. Yes, deadly. I love peanut butter. My older brother was severely allergic. Even the smallest amount would have killed him…we are not sure that is not what killed him at age 45 (he died 14 years ago). While I understand it is a good source of protein, is it worth one child dying for? Again, people showing their lack of compassion.

  79. Cynthia Aspengren

    Cory Cooper Yes, schools should ban milk if your son is that allergic. Yes.

  80. Cynthia Aspengren

    Zari Trhaas I am a vegan. I can get all the nutrients I need from other foods besides peanut butter. In fact, bell peppers have more protein than peanut butter and it supplies vitamins A and C without the sugar. Your argument that is is necessary for people who are vegetarians is not valid at all.

  81. Zari Trhaas

    It would be very sad, but it wouldn't be your fault. We can not control what other people are around –only they or the parents can do that.

  82. Cynthia Aspengren

    Jennifer Carr Guess what? College and the workplace will have to provide reasonable accommodation for people with a peanut allergy. This is a reasonable accommodation. How easy was it for the airlines to give up? Really easy. Nice try but you are wrong. Next stupid argument to justify putting a child's life in danger?

  83. Cynthia Aspengren

    John Megyeri Really, you don't seem to understand this allergy is not the same as most. It will kill someone in just a minute. This is not like an allergy to plants. It causes DEATH! Get it?!

  84. Christina Nix

    so youre saying that if i want to have a PBJ when i am at work, PAYING for my own groceries, and that is what i want for the day i have to not have it because someone else is allergic? um no! if they cant be around it that is not my problem. what if the person is from another department and i dont know? then what? its my fault? should there be signs posted that oh no! someone is allergic to peanuts? so i can then post a sign saying warning i am eating PBJ! i am so sick of many having to cater to the few. so someone MIGHT get sick, so we have to all cater to that 1 person. hell no! not my problem. i am going to eat pbj and i will send my child to school with pbj if she wants, and if someone gets sick… well not my problem. if the kid dies not my fault. put the kid in a bubble and dont let it out of the house. it is what it is. i am going to enjoy my pbj. and angela if you care that much… well i feel sorry for you

  85. Cynthia Aspengren

    Chris McGatha Welll, glad to know you are both the experts. My older brother could not be near it without getting sick. Do you not know why the airlines stopped serving peanuts? Just because YOU have never encountered it does not mean you know a damn thing.

  86. Max Hengst

    Are you shitting me? We have some major issues in this world and schools want to be PB&J sensative? This is why this country is going to hell real fast!

  87. Christina Nix

    teach the kids to cater to 1 person. that the many must be cautious of few. nice. not going to happen. kids will be kids, and if your kid can survivie it is darwinism and it is survival of the fittest. kid doesnt make it, that is one more gene NOT going into the gene pool. sorry to be so callous but i am sick of this. poor baby. not

  88. Deborah McCann

    I agree with you on the school wide ban. I had a student with the life threatening issue with peanuts, and he got on a city bus after school and almost died as he touched a seat that someone had dropped or placed a peanut product on. So how far are we going that is helpful vs ridiculous. I also have a grandson who has a life threatening issue with all dairy-not just lactose intolerant. He had as a kindergarten student a teacher tell my daughter and I we were giving him a bad diet by not giving him dairy and she proceed to sneak it to him, then wonder why he was ill and out of school for a week. It is different is someone is sneaking bad things to kids, or if no precautions are taken. But as long as his teacher(s) are informed, and the school nurse, with the epi pen, and trying to keep him safe, and he is educated and doing the best he can, then there is no need for a school wide ban.

  89. Zari Trhaas

    A lot of people are commenting saying they could die just from being around peanuts –it could be all of the impurities used in farming these days that's making people allergic to certain foods. Organic food is probably best. Maybe the one's with severe allergies can try eating organic foods –maybe this will help their over-all health.

  90. Christina Nix

    so cynthia aspengren how about this. YOU send a menu for ALL the kids. YOU make sure to pack lunches for ALL the kids who MIGHT come into contact with your child and then YOU can make sure YOUR child is fine. BUT make sure no other child is allergic to what your brat eats ok?

  91. Beverly Steinhardt

    If they ban peanut butter because some children are allergic why not ban milk and cheese or other items that some children are allergic too? Where does it stop.

  92. Carolyn Bennett

    My daughter and I both have a severe anaphylactic reaction allergy to shellfish which makes it impossible to walk into many grocery stores and restaurants so I can empathize with the parents and sufferers of peanut allergies. I've been told on more than one occasion when I made a complaint that I can not expect an entire store/restaurant to accommodate me. It would be nice if people were more educated about allergies.

  93. Carolyn Bennett

    My daughter and I both have a severe anaphylactic reaction allergy to shellfish which makes it impossible to walk into many grocery stores and restaurants so I can empathize with the parents and sufferers of peanut allergies. I've been told on more than one occasion when I made a complaint that I can not expect an entire store/restaurant to accommodate me. It would be nice if people were more educated about allergies.

  94. Ambeautifully Made

    U know it's funny reading some of the post…because the same people who are opposing the ban would be the same people with a phony "Am so sorry, didn't really believe this could happen" if a child dies…..think people u may not be in position in this moment but your grand kids, some close to you…wouldn't u want someone to be supportive…..

  95. Ambeautifully Made

    U know it's funny reading some of the post…because the same people who are opposing the ban would be the same people with a phony "Am so sorry, didn't really believe this could happen" if a child dies…..think people u may not be in position in this moment but your grand kids, some close to you…wouldn't u want someone to be supportive…..

  96. Cynthia Aspengren

    Christina Nix I am guessing you are pro-life huh. Don't give a damn after they are born. And if you had been paying attention, my BROTHER had the allergy. He is DEAD. If you are to lazy to feed your kids right and too lazy to find something else to feed your kids besides peanut butter, you shouldn't have kids. It is not any child's fault they have an allergy. It is not their fault the child could die as a result. There are millions of choices for food so make an effort and get over the blaming thing! Self righteous much? You are just an unkind uncaring person. I hope that is not what you are teaching your children. They will be bullies just like you are.

  97. Cynthia Aspengren

    Christina Nix I am guessing you are pro-life huh. Don't give a damn after they are born. And if you had been paying attention, my BROTHER had the allergy. He is DEAD. If you are to lazy to feed your kids right and too lazy to find something else to feed your kids besides peanut butter, you shouldn't have kids. It is not any child's fault they have an allergy. It is not their fault the child could die as a result. There are millions of choices for food so make an effort and get over the blaming thing! Self righteous much? You are just an unkind uncaring person. I hope that is not what you are teaching your children. They will be bullies just like you are.

  98. Christina Nix

    actually i am pro choice. i am all for women killing their kids if they want. just dont make me pay for it. wanna have sex and have that lifestyle? good for you! dont get on welfare and beg for money every month. THAT is my stance. if my child LIKES peanut butter and she WANTS me to make her one, i am supposed to tell her no im srry love i cant make it for you because someone else might get sick? NO! and making a pbj isnt being lazy. being lazy would be telling my child to make it herself! dumbass. too bad it was your brother who died and not you. self righteous? not really. it is what it is! dont make me cater to your kid because you did something in the breeding that made your child sick.

  99. Christina Nix

    actually i am pro choice. i am all for women killing their kids if they want. just dont make me pay for it. wanna have sex and have that lifestyle? good for you! dont get on welfare and beg for money every month. THAT is my stance. if my child LIKES peanut butter and she WANTS me to make her one, i am supposed to tell her no im srry love i cant make it for you because someone else might get sick? NO! and making a pbj isnt being lazy. being lazy would be telling my child to make it herself! dumbass. too bad it was your brother who died and not you. self righteous? not really. it is what it is! dont make me cater to your kid because you did something in the breeding that made your child sick.

  100. Christina Nix

    actually i am pro choice. i am all for women killing their kids if they want. just dont make me pay for it. wanna have sex and have that lifestyle? good for you! dont get on welfare and beg for money every month. THAT is my stance. if my child LIKES peanut butter and she WANTS me to make her one, i am supposed to tell her no im srry love i cant make it for you because someone else might get sick? NO! and making a pbj isnt being lazy. being lazy would be telling my child to make it herself! dumbass. too bad it was your brother who died and not you. self righteous? not really. it is what it is! dont make me cater to your kid because you did something in the breeding that made your child sick.

  101. Christina Nix

    also being lazy would mean i was the person who created the already made pbj sandwich with the crust cut off.

  102. Christina Nix

    also being lazy would mean i was the person who created the already made pbj sandwich with the crust cut off.

  103. Christina Nix

    also being lazy would mean i was the person who created the already made pbj sandwich with the crust cut off.

  104. Jessica Wiedman Keegan

    What about having them in a peanut free teacher's lounge? Most teacher's would be more willing to give up PB&J than a kid or let them eat their lunch in the classroom, instead of the lunchroom. I realize it is not fair to isolate them, but it is also not fair to make other kids give up their PB &J. Or release them a little early for lunch and wait somewhere in the school with and adult till recess. There are creative solutions to this, if people put their heads together.

  105. Matthew Gaines

    yes it is unfair my daughter went to a jewish preschool and they had banned pb&j too just because a few kids were allergic, but that pretty much left everything eles also because we wernt allowed to pack meat products for it being a kosher school, what about the kids who are allergic to seafood is the school going to ban fish sticks and then what about lactose intorrelce they should ban milk also, That school system(and any other who has a similar ban) should allow only water at lunch.

  106. Matthew Gaines

    yes it is unfair my daughter went to a jewish preschool and they had banned pb&j too just because a few kids were allergic, but that pretty much left everything eles also because we wernt allowed to pack meat products for it being a kosher school, what about the kids who are allergic to seafood is the school going to ban fish sticks and then what about lactose intorrelce they should ban milk also, That school system(and any other who has a similar ban) should allow only water at lunch.

  107. Caitlyn Childress Bergeron

    To say that children with severe allergies should be homeschooled or private schooled or any other way segregated simply because other children *want* to eat a PB&J is shortsighted and ridiculous. A *want* should not take precedence over a *must*. How about introducing our children to a variety of foods? Look outside the box. Send cheese, crackers, yogurt, raisins, raw veggies and dip, cut up fruit…the list goes on. These children are legally entitled to a safe education. You'd want nothing less for your own child.

  108. Caitlyn Childress Bergeron

    To say that children with severe allergies should be homeschooled or private schooled or any other way segregated simply because other children *want* to eat a PB&J is shortsighted and ridiculous. A *want* should not take precedence over a *must*. How about introducing our children to a variety of foods? Look outside the box. Send cheese, crackers, yogurt, raisins, raw veggies and dip, cut up fruit…the list goes on. These children are legally entitled to a safe education. You'd want nothing less for your own child.

  109. Caitlyn Childress Bergeron

    To say that children with severe allergies should be homeschooled or private schooled or any other way segregated simply because other children *want* to eat a PB&J is shortsighted and ridiculous. A *want* should not take precedence over a *must*. How about introducing our children to a variety of foods? Look outside the box. Send cheese, crackers, yogurt, raisins, raw veggies and dip, cut up fruit…the list goes on. These children are legally entitled to a safe education. You'd want nothing less for your own child.

  110. James O'Leary

    First, I do my best to tell people who I know are allergic to peanuts when I am eating something containing peanuts, so that the person can take necessary precautions.

    Angela by your logic all public places should ban foods that anyone is allergic to, since they may have an allergic reaction (which will basically ban anything being consumed in public…) Are entire blocks of New York City supposed to be completely clear of people eating peanut products because someone in the group may be allergic?

    It is impossible to know everyone's allergies and cater to everyone's allergies, or else public spaces and restaurants would be out of business. People just have to be smart about their allergies, and others courteous when they know someone is allergic.

    The comment that peanut products are like a loaded gun is ludicrous. There is no epipen for a bullet, and peanuts aren't designed to kill.

  111. Anonymous

    It seems more logical to home-school these kids. I know that is not what the parents want to hear, but if we are talking about life and death of your child it seems like too big of a risk. Keep them home with you, where they are safe.

  112. Cynthia Aspengren

    Christina Nix Right…take a biology class. Actually, take a epigenetics class to understand how this stuff works. It has nothing to do with "breeding." I don't believe you are pro-choice because none of us who are would ever talk that casually about an abortion. So, what are you going to do when your kid's best friend DIES because you sent her to school with a pb&j. That will be a fun day at your home. And guess what? if you had any compassion, your kid would, too, and would understand that it is not safe for others.Not looking for other options is lazy. Period. And you are a bully. I feel sorry for your kids. They must be really spoiled to get everything they want regardless of how it might affect someone else. Spoiled and selfish. Just like you.

  113. Matthew Gaines

    Heather Sanford Har-Zvi then what about seafood allergies if a kid who is allergic to seafod then the school cant serve fish sticks. and ban seafood. and In general, the smell of peanuts or peanut butter is not enough to provoke a reaction, nor is breathing near someone who is eating peanuts or peanut butter.

    Researchers simulated different settings in which peanuts are consumed, including a school cafeteria, an airplane, and a sporting event. Study participants wore personal air monitors while they sat next to open jars of peanut butter, ate peanut-butter sandwiches, and opened multiple packages of peanuts and ate them in an enclosed area. In the last study participants shelled and ate peanuts, then threw the shells on the floor and walked around on them. In none of these cases were the researchers able to detect any airborne peanut protein.

    Another study found that 30 children with documented allergies to peanuts did not have any reaction after breathing with a cup of peanut butter held one foot from their nose over a 10-minute period.

  114. Rita Smargiassi Kervalavich

    I have to say it… even though I do like my son's school, they just decided to go peanut-free in classes as well as cafeteria this year and yet at the ice cream social we just had I made mention that one of the packaged ice creams had nuts on them… they said oh well just let the parents know… but ummm… if that one had it on it, then ALL of them would be unsafe since they were all manufactured in a facility which processes nuts!!!! Ugh :/ I don't even have a child with allergies and it was obvious to me….
    so even if they are trying, it's scary to think how easily a child could be put in harms way :/

  115. Kim Wolf

    I know of many children who eat peanut butter on toast in the am.If they go to school with peanut butter fingers can they can KILL a classmate? I think that if someone has such a severe allergy to anything then they should stay away from any environment in which they might be exposed. You had better believe if it was my kid they would be eating in a room with other kids with allergies or by themselves.I would NOT trust the school to police the cafeteria.WHAT in God's name is happening in this world? What ever happened to people being responsible for ourselves? People always want to put responsibilty for their oen well being on others and then if they are not happy they want to take legal action.RIDICULOUS.

  116. Keely Tolley Roen

    I am disappointed with the extreme responses on both sides. People that all say "My kids can do whatever they want, this is survival of the fittest" are crazy and cruel – and I think trolls to a great extent. People that go all crazy on peanut butter itself and parents that serve it seem a little unhinged too. My son's school has successfully dealt with peanut allergies for some time. They have peanut-free classrooms if there are children in it and tables in the lunchroom. They do a lot of handwashing too, which has all been reasonable to me. Truth is peanut allergies are increasing dramatically so we will have to figure this out.

  117. Anonymous

    Angela, you're an idiot. Loaded guns vs. peanuts? Really? If the allergy is that severe, keep the kid home.

  118. Matthew Gaines

    Regina Honey yes peanut dust(DUST)there has been many studies with peanut butter not causing any reaction.if your kid is that allergic to things put him in a bubble

  119. Cynthia Aspengren

    Great, 30 kids. Not a good sample for a scientific study. Needs to be 1000 or more. And my brother was not in that study or it would have skewed the results. Seafood allergies are not the same as fish allergies. Fish has to be ingested. Peanuts do not need to be ingested to cause a reaction. So, as there is always a study that can justify your position, please post the study for all of us to read. It was probably paid for by Jiffy.

  120. Tonia Brid

    no….the allergy needs to handled by the parents of the child, the child (if old enough), and the adults at school. Every child should not be made to do without because of a few children.

  121. Ike Oshana

    I want my PB & J. What the hell is this, now they are going to dictate to us what we can and can't eat. If that is the case, then they ought to pay for the food we need to have to stay alive. Go to HELL.,, ALL OF YOU. THIS IS AMERICA, THE HOME OF THE FREE BECAUSE OF THE BRAVE.

  122. Matthew Gaines

    Brenda Mattox as a nurse you should know better banning peanuts yes but peanut butter.5. Can someone allergic to eating peanuts also have a reaction by touching or smelling
    peanuts?
    A study from Mt. Sinai Medical Center in 2003 specifically examined those questions. Thirty children
    with severe peanut allergies were exposed to both skin contact and the smell of peanut butter. The study
    reached the following conclusions:
    • A rash may occur where the skin is touched by peanut butter but a dangerous reaction will not result
    unless the peanut butter enters the mouth, nose, or eyes.
    • The rash will get better when washed with soap and water, and when Benadryl® is given.
    • Just smelling peanut butter will not cause an allergic reaction because there is no peanut protein
    in an odor.
    Again READ THE ABOVE

  123. Linda Owulette

    I am allergic to perfume. When has anyone ever not worn perfume that causes me to have a severe asthma attack? I ask them not to wear it when we work together but it only lasts a short time. I am the one who has to make accommodations– face mask or move myself from the area. The world does not revolve around me I have to keep tabs of other allergens also for myself. I took care of a child who was allergic to everything–had to have a rotation diet, etc. this was a number of years ago when we-the parents and nanny- made sure he would not have a problem. We did not expect the other children to change their lives for him. Guess times change now the many have to change for the few-especially if their voice is louder or they are less polite.

  124. Sara Miller

    This is beyond stupid! –PB&J is a staple; an incredibly important part of a healthy diet for children as it has protein and is something they love to eat!

    Banning it is like throwing out the baby with the bathwater—it’s *AbSuRd*–crazy!

    And what a stupid lesson to teach kids! Guess what? They’re going to be in the workplace one day and everyone isn’t going to be bending over backwards for them! Got it?

    Mummy & The the won’t always be there so they should get use to the real world now!

    Punishing the majority of kids for this one tiny group? Preposterous.

    Talk about 'special rights'—how dare they even consider something so poorly thought out.

    I think parents should hold PB&J tables sales out front of the school. It's the parents right to feed their children a healthy lunch—and no one should stand in the way of that.

  125. Ike Oshana

    Kids with these allergic problems know what they can and can't eat. I'm sure that if they continue to carry their epi pens they will be alright.

  126. Kristina Schnack Kotlus

    Peanut butter is a staple protein for kids on food stamps/WIC. Plus, honestly, what about what they eat at home? If your child is THAT allergic, a kid who had peanut butter cap'n crunch could be deadly. I'm not sure I'd take that gamble if it was my kid.

  127. Casey Marshall

    Here's my idea. Public schools have to cater to as many kids as possible, and there are some things more important to cater to than others. It's definately more important to keep kids with peanut allergies alive than to alllow other kids to bring their preferred lunch on the premises. For children who will not eat any other sort of sandwich, they can eat it in the company of a supervisor or nurse as if they are taking a medicine. Chances are, there won't be as many children who NEED the sandwich as there are people with peanut allegies. But some will, and by insisting on having a special food, they wi segregate themselves. I was one of those kids who had a nutrition absorption problem, and for kids like that, you need to let them eat what they want or they might neglect to eat at all.

  128. Keely Tolley Roen

    And my kids love PB, but if the school called tomorrow and said "we have too many peanut allergies this year so until further notice we will have to ban PB" I would just say suck it up kids – eat something else. Peanut allergies are totally and completely unique – it isn't like any other allergy so it isn't a slippery slope thing. And the "nanny state" argument is invalid too because it is protecting the health and safety of increasingly large number of students at a public facility with something that is easy to control. Counting you, I know FOUR sets of parents with a peanut-allergic children. FOUR and I don't know all that many people.:)

  129. Amanda Jane Amanda

    I am alergic to tree nuts not regular ones…. I READ packaging labels at school, and store to see if it has or has been with tree nuts, I love PB and J and I know by me or my mom looking at labels weather or not to buy it or bring it to school

  130. Kat Morris Baziluik

    Im all for the ban. If Seth didnt have his allergy, I probably wouldnt care either way BUT he does and Ive seen it happen. In less than 10 seconds he couldnt breath. 10 secongs! its takes longer than that to run to the school nurse, find his epi-pen and run back to the cafeteria and those are precious minutes that eventually lead to cardiac arrest.

  131. Kat Morris Baziluik

    I wish there was another way but peanut allergies are not just peanut butter but its the dust from the peanut, the oils from the nut……and 2nd 3rd and 4th hand contact even sometimes can be deadly.

  132. Kat Morris Baziluik

    this is an opprotunity to have parents teach their children a lesson here is caring for the greater good but NO most parents see it as we are inpuning on their lives. Im just trying to keep my child alive and all the other kids out there who have food allergies. 1 child dead is too many and we had how many last year?

  133. Kat Morris Baziluik

    this is an opprotunity to have parents teach their children a lesson here is caring for the greater good but NO most parents see it as we are inpuning on their lives. Im just trying to keep my child alive and all the other kids out there who have food allergies. 1 child dead is too many and we had how many last year?

  134. Kat Morris Baziluik

    this is an opprotunity to have parents teach their children a lesson here is caring for the greater good but NO most parents see it as we are inpuning on their lives. Im just trying to keep my child alive and all the other kids out there who have food allergies. 1 child dead is too many and we had how many last year?

  135. Alaina Janae

    I have Celiac disease. If a school were to ban wheat, and bread because I had that disease would be ridiculous. Other kids are allergic to seafood and some have religious beliefs that cause them not to eat pork. Some have acid reflux, therefore cannot eat certain fruits.. Some kids are lactose intolerant. Are we going to ban wheat, nuts, fish, shellfish, pork, ham, bologna, milk, yogurt, and cheese just because kids are allergic to it? Apparently, my kids aren't going to be eating at school ever again.

  136. Connie Stafford

    Heather, how will the children keep those turkey sandwiches refrigerated in the lockers or cubbies that they store their belongings in in class. Without refrigeration, those kids are likely to get food poisoning.

  137. Connie Stafford

    Heather, how will the children keep those turkey sandwiches refrigerated in the lockers or cubbies that they store their belongings in in class. Without refrigeration, those kids are likely to get food poisoning.

  138. Connie Stafford

    Heather, how will the children keep those turkey sandwiches refrigerated in the lockers or cubbies that they store their belongings in in class. Without refrigeration, those kids are likely to get food poisoning.

  139. Christina Nix

    so because YOU dont talk casually about abortions means that I CANT be pro choice because of my blah blah attitude? well arent you just a soap box dumbass? please. get off here. my child is not spoiled. and its just sad that i must go out of my way to cater to some kid who isnt mine. it is now MY responsibility to take care of someone elses kid. like at a bus stop. if i walk my child to a bus stop and wait for the bus with my child, and another child comes up alone and jumps into a car with someone I dont know, i am supposed to risk life and limb to save a child who isnt mine by getting into the car of someone i dont know? if you are that worried about your child then YOU must do what you can to make YOUR child safe. it is called responsible parenting.

  140. Christina Nix

    so because YOU dont talk casually about abortions means that I CANT be pro choice because of my blah blah attitude? well arent you just a soap box dumbass? please. get off here. my child is not spoiled. and its just sad that i must go out of my way to cater to some kid who isnt mine. it is now MY responsibility to take care of someone elses kid. like at a bus stop. if i walk my child to a bus stop and wait for the bus with my child, and another child comes up alone and jumps into a car with someone I dont know, i am supposed to risk life and limb to save a child who isnt mine by getting into the car of someone i dont know? if you are that worried about your child then YOU must do what you can to make YOUR child safe. it is called responsible parenting.

  141. Christina Nix

    so because YOU dont talk casually about abortions means that I CANT be pro choice because of my blah blah attitude? well arent you just a soap box dumbass? please. get off here. my child is not spoiled. and its just sad that i must go out of my way to cater to some kid who isnt mine. it is now MY responsibility to take care of someone elses kid. like at a bus stop. if i walk my child to a bus stop and wait for the bus with my child, and another child comes up alone and jumps into a car with someone I dont know, i am supposed to risk life and limb to save a child who isnt mine by getting into the car of someone i dont know? if you are that worried about your child then YOU must do what you can to make YOUR child safe. it is called responsible parenting.

  142. Connie Stafford

    Heather Sanford Har-Zvi A severely life-threatening allergy to peanuts can also be triggered by other foods that are produced in the same plant as peanut produces. How many other food items need to be banned to remove any and all exposure to peanuts.
    What if a child in the same classroom had peanut butter toast for breakfast and has peanut butter breathe, do we then ban peanut butter from home use as well.
    If the child is that severely allergic to peanuts, the child should be under a doctor's care and desensitized to the peanut antigen. The child should also be permitted to carry and Epi-pen AT ALL TIMES, not have the Epi-pen stored in the nurse's office.

  143. Corina Tilley

    yes I agree with the ban my son has a secere allergy to all nut. people need to know that kids can die from one kid bring a pb&j sandwich to school. I think all school should be peanut free.

  144. Andrew Daniele

    There is a huge difference between an adults in a workplace and 7 year old children in school. Christina Nix what kind of person are you that you do not care if you contribute to the death of a child?

  145. Andrew Daniele

    There is a huge difference between an adults in a workplace and 7 year old children in school. Christina Nix what kind of person are you that you do not care if you contribute to the death of a child?

  146. Katie Steiger Kubinski

    I'm probably going to offend some people here…but in my opinion I agree with peanut free schools and I DON'T have an allergic child. Due to the severity of this allergy and that the most important priority is protecting our children, especially in school…I don't even see why it's up for debate. I don't think it's right to isolate a child with an allergy. They should feel safe where ever they are in school. As far as the majority of the kids without peanut allergies who are "suffering" or whatever people may call it….we are talking about a freaking peanut butter and jelly sandwich here(not even the healthiest choice here). I think they can do without while in school. Don't think a sandwich is the end of the world in the grand scheme of things! We need to teach our children about making the right decisions, working together, and making sacrifices for the greater good. Just my opinion:)

  147. Katie Steiger Kubinski

    I'm probably going to offend some people here…but in my opinion I agree with peanut free schools and I DON'T have an allergic child. Due to the severity of this allergy and that the most important priority is protecting our children, especially in school…I don't even see why it's up for debate. I don't think it's right to isolate a child with an allergy. They should feel safe where ever they are in school. As far as the majority of the kids without peanut allergies who are "suffering" or whatever people may call it….we are talking about a freaking peanut butter and jelly sandwich here(not even the healthiest choice here). I think they can do without while in school. Don't think a sandwich is the end of the world in the grand scheme of things! We need to teach our children about making the right decisions, working together, and making sacrifices for the greater good. Just my opinion:)

  148. Anonymous

    Where does this end? These excessive prohibitions are only as valid as people, in this case parents, tolerate and obey them. Stop obeying these politically correct, obsessive moralizers. If you let this continue what will be next, a ban on wearing wool because some itches down the hall, or a ban on silk because of the inhumane treatment of worms. Shame on you if you accept this.

  149. Anonymous

    Where does this end? These excessive prohibitions are only as valid as people, in this case parents, tolerate and obey them. Stop obeying these politically correct, obsessive moralizers. If you let this continue what will be next, a ban on wearing wool because some itches down the hall, or a ban on silk because of the inhumane treatment of worms. Shame on you if you accept this.

  150. Katherine Mdz

    I have just skimmed over some of the comments angela has made… wow how ignorant can people get, right?

  151. Katherine Mdz

    I have just skimmed over some of the comments angela has made… wow how ignorant can people get, right?

  152. Andrew Daniele

    Christina Nix: You are "callous" when it comes to other peoples children, I wonder if you would feel the same way about your own child. You better hope someone doesn't look at your children as unfit to live one day, seems to me we can do without your hateful genes in the gene pool.

  153. Andrew Daniele

    Christina Nix: You are "callous" when it comes to other peoples children, I wonder if you would feel the same way about your own child. You better hope someone doesn't look at your children as unfit to live one day, seems to me we can do without your hateful genes in the gene pool.

  154. Amy Staggs Roberts

    I totally understand how dangerous the allergy can be and know it would be horrible to have to worry about. Playing devil's advocate, what if someone is financially incapable of providing something other than pb&j for their child? Sometimes it's not about taste, it's about finances. Some people do not want to take advantage of free or lower priced meals which I totally respect and pb&J is healthier and more cost effective than most anything you can pack, so what do you propose for those families?

  155. Amy Staggs Roberts

    I totally understand how dangerous the allergy can be and know it would be horrible to have to worry about. Playing devil's advocate, what if someone is financially incapable of providing something other than pb&j for their child? Sometimes it's not about taste, it's about finances. Some people do not want to take advantage of free or lower priced meals which I totally respect and pb&J is healthier and more cost effective than most anything you can pack, so what do you propose for those families?

  156. Kat Morris Baziluik

    I cant even read some of these comments due to the ignorance of some of these people. "A Staple"! well I guess its time for a new staple. I have seen my child stop breathing after exposure to shells from peanuts….not even the nuts themselves. This will ALWAYS be an argument between those of us (like myself) who have ANA kids and those Parents out there who don't. I refuse to have my child not receive his education because others feel he should stay home and out of the public. He's not a leper. He is a 3 year old boy who would appreciate some consideration in keeping him safe at school. Maybe some of you should learn some empathy and move on. There are other things you can feed your kids. He eats healthy almost all the time. Its called research and it todays world of technology, its readily available at your finger tips. Try using it sometimes and do the research before you speak out of tern about something you know NOTHING about!

  157. Kat Morris Baziluik

    I cant even read some of these comments due to the ignorance of some of these people. "A Staple"! well I guess its time for a new staple. I have seen my child stop breathing after exposure to shells from peanuts….not even the nuts themselves. This will ALWAYS be an argument between those of us (like myself) who have ANA kids and those Parents out there who don't. I refuse to have my child not receive his education because others feel he should stay home and out of the public. He's not a leper. He is a 3 year old boy who would appreciate some consideration in keeping him safe at school. Maybe some of you should learn some empathy and move on. There are other things you can feed your kids. He eats healthy almost all the time. Its called research and it todays world of technology, its readily available at your finger tips. Try using it sometimes and do the research before you speak out of tern about something you know NOTHING about!

  158. Kat Morris Baziluik

    REALLY!?!?!?!?!? 1 child dying is too many and if this help save even 1 child then its good right? unbelievable thing things people say sometimes. My ANA son isnt going to throw bees at your child at school or penicillin…..on the other hand you child could just as easily throw peanuts at my ANA son and kill him. Do you see the problem here?

  159. Chris Murphy

    I agree 100% with this call, the allergy to peanuts can range in severity and life goes on without pb&j make your kid a turkey sandwich give them some apple slices and some carrots with ranch and maybe a pudding cup I don't see a huge need for peanut products in school. If your kid wants peanut products enjoy them at home for an afternoon snack.

  160. Kat Morris Baziluik

    he usually has a sandwich of some kind like ham or turkey with some fruit, maybe a bag of chips. Its hard cause you know he has allergies to dairy, soy, egg and banana too. And Cobern, I get the other side of the argument but this is something that is really for the greater good. Im just sick of all the other mom on this post who show their obvious ignorance in regards to this and their obvious lack of caring for the well being of anyone other than their own children.

  161. Kat Morris Baziluik

    he usually has a sandwich of some kind like ham or turkey with some fruit, maybe a bag of chips. Its hard cause you know he has allergies to dairy, soy, egg and banana too. And Cobern, I get the other side of the argument but this is something that is really for the greater good. Im just sick of all the other mom on this post who show their obvious ignorance in regards to this and their obvious lack of caring for the well being of anyone other than their own children.

  162. Sara Marksberry Meadows

    My child does not have peanut allergies, thankfully, but we have raised him to be respectful of others' needs, and he goes out of his way to make sure his lunches don't contain any peanut products. He is six. There is nothing wrong with teaching our children to be compassionate, and helping them to understand that the world does not revolve around them. This can include something as simple as respecting people's medical conditions. Peanut allergies are no joke; they can kill a child in a matter of seconds.

  163. Kat Morris Baziluik

    PERFUME!!!!!!! what? you sneeze when you smell perfume? short of breath? sucks doesnt it! my son dies when he smells peanuts so yes maybe time for louder voices and being less polite.

  164. Kat Morris Baziluik

    PERFUME!!!!!!! what? you sneeze when you smell perfume? short of breath? sucks doesnt it! my son dies when he smells peanuts so yes maybe time for louder voices and being less polite.

  165. Kat Morris Baziluik

    PERFUME!!!!!!! what? you sneeze when you smell perfume? short of breath? sucks doesnt it! my son dies when he smells peanuts so yes maybe time for louder voices and being less polite.

  166. Kat Morris Baziluik

    PERFUME!!!!!!! what? you sneeze when you smell perfume? short of breath? sucks doesnt it! my son dies when he smells peanuts so yes maybe time for louder voices and being less polite.

  167. Kat Morris Baziluik

    PERFUME!!!!!!! what? you sneeze when you smell perfume? short of breath? sucks doesnt it! my son dies when he smells peanuts so yes maybe time for louder voices and being less polite.

  168. Kat Morris Baziluik

    PERFUME!!!!!!! what? you sneeze when you smell perfume? short of breath? sucks doesnt it! my son dies when he smells peanuts so yes maybe time for louder voices and being less polite.

  169. Kat Morris Baziluik

    PERFUME!!!!!!! what? you sneeze when you smell perfume? short of breath? sucks doesnt it! my son dies when he smells peanuts so yes maybe time for louder voices and being less polite.

  170. Kat Morris Baziluik

    PERFUME!!!!!!! what? you sneeze when you smell perfume? short of breath? sucks doesnt it! my son dies when he smells peanuts so yes maybe time for louder voices and being less polite.

  171. Kat Morris Baziluik

    PERFUME!!!!!!! what? you sneeze when you smell perfume? short of breath? sucks doesnt it! my son dies when he smells peanuts so yes maybe time for louder voices and being less polite.

  172. Chris Murphy

    Exactly, if their child gets has an allergic reaction to some kind of food later on in life they would be protesting to ban that food in schools as well. I don't understand how some parents can show so much compassion and love for their own child and not care about others…makes no sense. I am fortunate enough for my son to have no known allergies as of now, but I know that could change. I am constantly caring or show concern for other childrens well being. Maybe that is because I am a decent human being, I just can't believe this is even an argument.

  173. Louigi Pigi

    Ok, after reading all of this, I have an observation to make. I have a severe allergy, that can be life threatening, it is also food based, and I never go anywhere with out… two epipens, my medic alert bracelet and a pill box full benadryl. Made it 48 years so far, and yes I have needed to use the pens and pills. People get a grip.

  174. Tom Bailey

    if your child is so sick that just touching a peanut or comeing into contact with the residue will make then have a reaction then maybe your child should not attend public schools.

  175. Andrew Daniele

    Just cause a kid has an allergy doesn't mean they are sick. And really a kid with an allergy should be kept home so your kid can eat peanut butter? How stupid can you be? No need to have ramps for wheelchair students or elevators either. I bet the average school has more students with severe peanut allergies then they have students in wheelchairs, yet no one is upset about schools spending money to provide adequate wheelchair access.

  176. Sara Miller

    That's ridiculous Heather–my neighbors kids don't eat meat–so your bird sandwich idea doesn't quite fly!

  177. Sara Miller

    Heather Sanford Har-Zvi –If this one small group is breeding these offspring with all these problems why should EVERYONE ELSE SUFFER? Keep these faulty specimens out of the public school system. They probably can't go to the zoo or any average office building either. Don't make good families suffer.

  178. Sara Miller

    Heather Sanford Har-Zvi –If this one small group is breeding these offspring with all these problems why should EVERYONE ELSE SUFFER? Keep these faulty specimens out of the public school system. They probably can't go to the zoo or any average office building either. Don't make good families suffer.

  179. Chris Murphy

    I just read through a lot of the comments and there are some very ignorant things being said that wouldn't be said if those parents had a kid that had a severe allergy to peanuts or anything else for that matter. They would know how dangerous a severe allergic reaction can be. With that being said please think before you speak, you are basically siding with death being ok, because a PB&J is "a staple" you should probably never procreate again…

  180. Anonymous

    PC is getting out of hand. I am AGAINST the ban, Like Stephanie Hassan said, there are allergies every where of all types, so where would it stop? We are coddling the children too much, No tag because someone is it and it might hurt someones self esteem, no dodge ball, no this, no that.. c'mon. Let the kids be kids..

  181. James O'Leary

    I wish we wouldn't make this so polarized… clearly there need to be accommodations made for allergic children (such as peanut free tables or even rooms if the allergy calls for it), but we also can't demand a peanut-free world, as that is unlikely to happen.

    We definitely don't need to take a laissez faire, "survival of the perfect" approach to this- or we'dl all be LONG gone.

  182. James O'Leary

    I wish we wouldn't make this so polarized… clearly there need to be accommodations made for allergic children (such as peanut free tables or even rooms if the allergy calls for it), but we also can't demand a peanut-free world, as that is unlikely to happen.

    We definitely don't need to take a laissez faire, "survival of the perfect" approach to this- or we'dl all be LONG gone.

  183. James O'Leary

    I wish we wouldn't make this so polarized… clearly there need to be accommodations made for allergic children (such as peanut free tables or even rooms if the allergy calls for it), but we also can't demand a peanut-free world, as that is unlikely to happen.

    We definitely don't need to take a laissez faire, "survival of the perfect" approach to this- or we'dl all be LONG gone.

  184. James O'Leary

    I wish we wouldn't make this so polarized… clearly there need to be accommodations made for allergic children (such as peanut free tables or even rooms if the allergy calls for it), but we also can't demand a peanut-free world, as that is unlikely to happen.

    We definitely don't need to take a laissez faire, "survival of the perfect" approach to this- or we'dl all be LONG gone.

  185. James O'Leary

    I wish we wouldn't make this so polarized… clearly there need to be accommodations made for allergic children (such as peanut free tables or even rooms if the allergy calls for it), but we also can't demand a peanut-free world, as that is unlikely to happen.

    We definitely don't need to take a laissez faire, "survival of the perfect" approach to this- or we'dl all be LONG gone.

  186. Stephanie L. Hassan

    Andrew Daniele Thanks for that! Christina Nix obviously doesn't have kids and it is even more obvious that she did not understand my message. When I said "teach your kids" I wasn't talking about other people's kids needing to learn about and be concerned over the child with the allergy. I was stating that us parent's with kids with allergies need to teach our own children to survive in this world.

    Actually, Christina Nix, that is one of my biggest fears! If there was ever a disaster, people always have peanut butter, trail mix, cliff bars, etc. in the emergency supply box. My kid would be screwed! Lucky his daddy and uncle's taught him to hunt, there are always people's cats running around! Meow!

  187. Stephanie L. Hassan

    Andrew Daniele Thanks for that! Christina Nix obviously doesn't have kids and it is even more obvious that she did not understand my message. When I said "teach your kids" I wasn't talking about other people's kids needing to learn about and be concerned over the child with the allergy. I was stating that us parent's with kids with allergies need to teach our own children to survive in this world.

    Actually, Christina Nix, that is one of my biggest fears! If there was ever a disaster, people always have peanut butter, trail mix, cliff bars, etc. in the emergency supply box. My kid would be screwed! Lucky his daddy and uncle's taught him to hunt, there are always people's cats running around! Meow!

  188. Stephanie L. Hassan

    Andrew Daniele Thanks for that! Christina Nix obviously doesn't have kids and it is even more obvious that she did not understand my message. When I said "teach your kids" I wasn't talking about other people's kids needing to learn about and be concerned over the child with the allergy. I was stating that us parent's with kids with allergies need to teach our own children to survive in this world.

    Actually, Christina Nix, that is one of my biggest fears! If there was ever a disaster, people always have peanut butter, trail mix, cliff bars, etc. in the emergency supply box. My kid would be screwed! Lucky his daddy and uncle's taught him to hunt, there are always people's cats running around! Meow!

  189. Stephanie L. Hassan

    Andrew Daniele Thanks for that! Christina Nix obviously doesn't have kids and it is even more obvious that she did not understand my message. When I said "teach your kids" I wasn't talking about other people's kids needing to learn about and be concerned over the child with the allergy. I was stating that us parent's with kids with allergies need to teach our own children to survive in this world.

    Actually, Christina Nix, that is one of my biggest fears! If there was ever a disaster, people always have peanut butter, trail mix, cliff bars, etc. in the emergency supply box. My kid would be screwed! Lucky his daddy and uncle's taught him to hunt, there are always people's cats running around! Meow!

  190. Stephanie L. Hassan

    Andrew Daniele Thanks for that! Christina Nix obviously doesn't have kids and it is even more obvious that she did not understand my message. When I said "teach your kids" I wasn't talking about other people's kids needing to learn about and be concerned over the child with the allergy. I was stating that us parent's with kids with allergies need to teach our own children to survive in this world.

    Actually, Christina Nix, that is one of my biggest fears! If there was ever a disaster, people always have peanut butter, trail mix, cliff bars, etc. in the emergency supply box. My kid would be screwed! Lucky his daddy and uncle's taught him to hunt, there are always people's cats running around! Meow!

  191. Lisa Kennedy

    You are either not in the gene pool yet or you are terribly calloused. Here is hoping you don't have children or that you are lucky enough to have children that are never ill for their sakes.

  192. Lisa Kennedy

    You are either not in the gene pool yet or you are terribly calloused. Here is hoping you don't have children or that you are lucky enough to have children that are never ill for their sakes.

  193. Lisa Kennedy

    You are either not in the gene pool yet or you are terribly calloused. Here is hoping you don't have children or that you are lucky enough to have children that are never ill for their sakes.

  194. Ed Orr

    Okay, if schools respond this way to peanut butter are they also going to respond to all other allergies; next thing you know kids won't even be able to eat at school? Something has to give sometime or another. I grew up on p-nut butter and jelly/jam and even as a 70 year old still love it once in awhile.

  195. Caitlyn Childress Bergeron

    Keely Tolley Roen, that's what our school does as well – although the preschool is entirely peanut-free.

  196. Caitlyn Childress Bergeron

    Keely Tolley Roen, that's what our school does as well – although the preschool is entirely peanut-free.

  197. Caitlyn Childress Bergeron

    Keely Tolley Roen, that's what our school does as well – although the preschool is entirely peanut-free.

  198. Caitlyn Childress Bergeron

    Keely Tolley Roen, that's what our school does as well – although the preschool is entirely peanut-free.

  199. Caitlyn Childress Bergeron

    Keely Tolley Roen, that's what our school does as well – although the preschool is entirely peanut-free.

  200. Caitlyn Childress Bergeron

    Keely Tolley Roen, that's what our school does as well – although the preschool is entirely peanut-free.

  201. Caitlyn Childress Bergeron

    Keely Tolley Roen, that's what our school does as well – although the preschool is entirely peanut-free.

  202. Caitlyn Childress Bergeron

    Keely Tolley Roen, that's what our school does as well – although the preschool is entirely peanut-free.

  203. Caitlyn Childress Bergeron

    Keely Tolley Roen, that's what our school does as well – although the preschool is entirely peanut-free.

  204. Caitlyn Childress Bergeron

    Keely Tolley Roen, that's what our school does as well – although the preschool is entirely peanut-free.

  205. Caitlyn Childress Bergeron

    Keely Tolley Roen, that's what our school does as well – although the preschool is entirely peanut-free.

  206. Caitlyn Childress Bergeron

    Keely Tolley Roen, that's what our school does as well – although the preschool is entirely peanut-free.

  207. Caitlyn Childress Bergeron

    Keely Tolley Roen, that's what our school does as well – although the preschool is entirely peanut-free.

  208. Caitlyn Childress Bergeron

    Keely Tolley Roen, that's what our school does as well – although the preschool is entirely peanut-free.

  209. Caitlyn Childress Bergeron

    Keely Tolley Roen, that's what our school does as well – although the preschool is entirely peanut-free.

  210. Caitlyn Childress Bergeron

    Keely Tolley Roen, that's what our school does as well – although the preschool is entirely peanut-free.

  211. Caitlyn Childress Bergeron

    Keely Tolley Roen, that's what our school does as well – although the preschool is entirely peanut-free.

  212. Caitlyn Childress Bergeron

    Keely Tolley Roen, that's what our school does as well – although the preschool is entirely peanut-free.

  213. Caitlyn Childress Bergeron

    Keely Tolley Roen, that's what our school does as well – although the preschool is entirely peanut-free.

  214. Caitlyn Childress Bergeron

    Keely Tolley Roen, that's what our school does as well – although the preschool is entirely peanut-free.

  215. Stephanie Meyer

    This is a good example of where common sense, disipline, and self accountability are lacking in today's children. People, especially children, without allergies have a very hard time understanding what others are going through. The number one thing here should be to teach children with allergies firm self discipline. Also, while all this attention is going to finding the best ways to deal with allergies someone needs to find out why these severe allergies are becoming so common when they never used to exist

  216. Stephanie Meyer

    This is a good example of where common sense, disipline, and self accountability are lacking in today's children. People, especially children, without allergies have a very hard time understanding what others are going through. The number one thing here should be to teach children with allergies firm self discipline. Also, while all this attention is going to finding the best ways to deal with allergies someone needs to find out why these severe allergies are becoming so common when they never used to exist

  217. Stephanie Meyer

    This is a good example of where common sense, disipline, and self accountability are lacking in today's children. People, especially children, without allergies have a very hard time understanding what others are going through. The number one thing here should be to teach children with allergies firm self discipline. Also, while all this attention is going to finding the best ways to deal with allergies someone needs to find out why these severe allergies are becoming so common when they never used to exist

  218. Stephanie Meyer

    This is a good example of where common sense, disipline, and self accountability are lacking in today's children. People, especially children, without allergies have a very hard time understanding what others are going through. The number one thing here should be to teach children with allergies firm self discipline. Also, while all this attention is going to finding the best ways to deal with allergies someone needs to find out why these severe allergies are becoming so common when they never used to exist

  219. Stephanie Meyer

    This is a good example of where common sense, disipline, and self accountability are lacking in today's children. People, especially children, without allergies have a very hard time understanding what others are going through. The number one thing here should be to teach children with allergies firm self discipline. Also, while all this attention is going to finding the best ways to deal with allergies someone needs to find out why these severe allergies are becoming so common when they never used to exist

  220. Stephanie Meyer

    This is a good example of where common sense, disipline, and self accountability are lacking in today's children. People, especially children, without allergies have a very hard time understanding what others are going through. The number one thing here should be to teach children with allergies firm self discipline. Also, while all this attention is going to finding the best ways to deal with allergies someone needs to find out why these severe allergies are becoming so common when they never used to exist

  221. Stephanie Meyer

    This is a good example of where common sense, disipline, and self accountability are lacking in today's children. People, especially children, without allergies have a very hard time understanding what others are going through. The number one thing here should be to teach children with allergies firm self discipline. Also, while all this attention is going to finding the best ways to deal with allergies someone needs to find out why these severe allergies are becoming so common when they never used to exist

  222. Stephanie Meyer

    This is a good example of where common sense, disipline, and self accountability are lacking in today's children. People, especially children, without allergies have a very hard time understanding what others are going through. The number one thing here should be to teach children with allergies firm self discipline. Also, while all this attention is going to finding the best ways to deal with allergies someone needs to find out why these severe allergies are becoming so common when they never used to exist

  223. Stephanie Meyer

    This is a good example of where common sense, disipline, and self accountability are lacking in today's children. People, especially children, without allergies have a very hard time understanding what others are going through. The number one thing here should be to teach children with allergies firm self discipline. Also, while all this attention is going to finding the best ways to deal with allergies someone needs to find out why these severe allergies are becoming so common when they never used to exist

  224. Stephanie Meyer

    This is a good example of where common sense, disipline, and self accountability are lacking in today's children. People, especially children, without allergies have a very hard time understanding what others are going through. The number one thing here should be to teach children with allergies firm self discipline. Also, while all this attention is going to finding the best ways to deal with allergies someone needs to find out why these severe allergies are becoming so common when they never used to exist

  225. Stephanie Meyer

    This is a good example of where common sense, disipline, and self accountability are lacking in today's children. People, especially children, without allergies have a very hard time understanding what others are going through. The number one thing here should be to teach children with allergies firm self discipline. Also, while all this attention is going to finding the best ways to deal with allergies someone needs to find out why these severe allergies are becoming so common when they never used to exist

  226. Stephanie Meyer

    This is a good example of where common sense, disipline, and self accountability are lacking in today's children. People, especially children, without allergies have a very hard time understanding what others are going through. The number one thing here should be to teach children with allergies firm self discipline. Also, while all this attention is going to finding the best ways to deal with allergies someone needs to find out why these severe allergies are becoming so common when they never used to exist

  227. Stephanie Meyer

    This is a good example of where common sense, disipline, and self accountability are lacking in today's children. People, especially children, without allergies have a very hard time understanding what others are going through. The number one thing here should be to teach children with allergies firm self discipline. Also, while all this attention is going to finding the best ways to deal with allergies someone needs to find out why these severe allergies are becoming so common when they never used to exist

  228. Stephanie Meyer

    This is a good example of where common sense, disipline, and self accountability are lacking in today's children. People, especially children, without allergies have a very hard time understanding what others are going through. The number one thing here should be to teach children with allergies firm self discipline. Also, while all this attention is going to finding the best ways to deal with allergies someone needs to find out why these severe allergies are becoming so common when they never used to exist

  229. Stephanie Meyer

    This is a good example of where common sense, disipline, and self accountability are lacking in today's children. People, especially children, without allergies have a very hard time understanding what others are going through. The number one thing here should be to teach children with allergies firm self discipline. Also, while all this attention is going to finding the best ways to deal with allergies someone needs to find out why these severe allergies are becoming so common when they never used to exist

  230. Sara Miller

    My neighbor’s kids have to have good ol’ PB&J as a healthy protein source as they don’t eat meat. They bring it several different yummy ways; mom has to make two sometimes !! One day it’s creamy PB&J or PB and Bananas or PB& Honey or with cream cheese & sliced strawberries, etc. Why should this beautiful, healthy family suffer I ask you? ♥☆♥

    Come up with a plan, a safe plan, for the problem kids pure and simple.

    And while you’re at it—tell them the world at large isn’t going to give a damn that they’re ‘special’ and mommy & daddy won’t always be there to hover around and micromanage the whole damn world….!

  231. Sara Miller

    My neighbor’s kids have to have good ol’ PB&J as a healthy protein source as they don’t eat meat. They bring it several different yummy ways; mom has to make two sometimes! One day it’s creamy PB&J or PB and Banana’s or PB& Honey or with cream cheese, etc. Why should this beautiful, healthy family suffer I ask you? ♥☆♥

    Come up with a plan, a safe plan, for these sad problem kids pure and simple.

    And while you’re at it—tell them the world at large isn’t going to give a damn that they’re ‘special’ and mommy & daddy won’t always be there to hover around and micromanage the whole damn world….

  232. Kat Morris Baziluik

    My apologies. I let my emotions get the better of me there. I am just pationate about letting my child live a normal life and not in fear. Food allergies are NOTHING like seasonal allergies or other environemental allergies. Those type of allergies cant be controlled however eliminating peanuts is a small change we as society can make, so that no other child has to die. Thats what its about, saving my son from dying and yes that I will ALWAYS BE pationate about and ALWAYS be VERY outspoken about and yes even rude if I need be.

  233. Kat Morris Baziluik

    My apologies. I let my emotions get the better of me there. I am just pationate about letting my child live a normal life and not in fear. Food allergies are NOTHING like seasonal allergies or other environemental allergies. Those type of allergies cant be controlled however eliminating peanuts is a small change we as society can make, so that no other child has to die. Thats what its about, saving my son from dying and yes that I will ALWAYS BE pationate about and ALWAYS be VERY outspoken about and yes even rude if I need be.

  234. Kat Morris Baziluik

    My apologies. I let my emotions get the better of me there. I am just pationate about letting my child live a normal life and not in fear. Food allergies are NOTHING like seasonal allergies or other environemental allergies. Those type of allergies cant be controlled however eliminating peanuts is a small change we as society can make, so that no other child has to die. Thats what its about, saving my son from dying and yes that I will ALWAYS BE pationate about and ALWAYS be VERY outspoken about and yes even rude if I need be.

  235. Kat Morris Baziluik

    My apologies. I let my emotions get the better of me there. I am just pationate about letting my child live a normal life and not in fear. Food allergies are NOTHING like seasonal allergies or other environemental allergies. Those type of allergies cant be controlled however eliminating peanuts is a small change we as society can make, so that no other child has to die. Thats what its about, saving my son from dying and yes that I will ALWAYS BE pationate about and ALWAYS be VERY outspoken about and yes even rude if I need be.

  236. Kat Morris Baziluik

    My apologies. I let my emotions get the better of me there. I am just pationate about letting my child live a normal life and not in fear. Food allergies are NOTHING like seasonal allergies or other environemental allergies. Those type of allergies cant be controlled however eliminating peanuts is a small change we as society can make, so that no other child has to die. Thats what its about, saving my son from dying and yes that I will ALWAYS BE pationate about and ALWAYS be VERY outspoken about and yes even rude if I need be.

  237. Kat Morris Baziluik

    My apologies. I let my emotions get the better of me there. I am just pationate about letting my child live a normal life and not in fear. Food allergies are NOTHING like seasonal allergies or other environemental allergies. Those type of allergies cant be controlled however eliminating peanuts is a small change we as society can make, so that no other child has to die. Thats what its about, saving my son from dying and yes that I will ALWAYS BE pationate about and ALWAYS be VERY outspoken about and yes even rude if I need be.

  238. Kat Morris Baziluik

    My apologies. I let my emotions get the better of me there. I am just pationate about letting my child live a normal life and not in fear. Food allergies are NOTHING like seasonal allergies or other environemental allergies. Those type of allergies cant be controlled however eliminating peanuts is a small change we as society can make, so that no other child has to die. Thats what its about, saving my son from dying and yes that I will ALWAYS BE pationate about and ALWAYS be VERY outspoken about and yes even rude if I need be.

  239. Kat Morris Baziluik

    My apologies. I let my emotions get the better of me there. I am just pationate about letting my child live a normal life and not in fear. Food allergies are NOTHING like seasonal allergies or other environemental allergies. Those type of allergies cant be controlled however eliminating peanuts is a small change we as society can make, so that no other child has to die. Thats what its about, saving my son from dying and yes that I will ALWAYS BE pationate about and ALWAYS be VERY outspoken about and yes even rude if I need be.

  240. Kat Morris Baziluik

    My apologies. I let my emotions get the better of me there. I am just pationate about letting my child live a normal life and not in fear. Food allergies are NOTHING like seasonal allergies or other environemental allergies. Those type of allergies cant be controlled however eliminating peanuts is a small change we as society can make, so that no other child has to die. Thats what its about, saving my son from dying and yes that I will ALWAYS BE pationate about and ALWAYS be VERY outspoken about and yes even rude if I need be.

  241. Kat Morris Baziluik

    My apologies. I let my emotions get the better of me there. I am just pationate about letting my child live a normal life and not in fear. Food allergies are NOTHING like seasonal allergies or other environemental allergies. Those type of allergies cant be controlled however eliminating peanuts is a small change we as society can make, so that no other child has to die. Thats what its about, saving my son from dying and yes that I will ALWAYS BE pationate about and ALWAYS be VERY outspoken about and yes even rude if I need be.

  242. Kat Morris Baziluik

    My apologies. I let my emotions get the better of me there. I am just pationate about letting my child live a normal life and not in fear. Food allergies are NOTHING like seasonal allergies or other environemental allergies. Those type of allergies cant be controlled however eliminating peanuts is a small change we as society can make, so that no other child has to die. Thats what its about, saving my son from dying and yes that I will ALWAYS BE pationate about and ALWAYS be VERY outspoken about and yes even rude if I need be.

  243. Kat Morris Baziluik

    My apologies. I let my emotions get the better of me there. I am just pationate about letting my child live a normal life and not in fear. Food allergies are NOTHING like seasonal allergies or other environemental allergies. Those type of allergies cant be controlled however eliminating peanuts is a small change we as society can make, so that no other child has to die. Thats what its about, saving my son from dying and yes that I will ALWAYS BE pationate about and ALWAYS be VERY outspoken about and yes even rude if I need be.

  244. Kat Morris Baziluik

    My apologies. I let my emotions get the better of me there. I am just pationate about letting my child live a normal life and not in fear. Food allergies are NOTHING like seasonal allergies or other environemental allergies. Those type of allergies cant be controlled however eliminating peanuts is a small change we as society can make, so that no other child has to die. Thats what its about, saving my son from dying and yes that I will ALWAYS BE pationate about and ALWAYS be VERY outspoken about and yes even rude if I need be.

  245. Kat Morris Baziluik

    My apologies. I let my emotions get the better of me there. I am just pationate about letting my child live a normal life and not in fear. Food allergies are NOTHING like seasonal allergies or other environemental allergies. Those type of allergies cant be controlled however eliminating peanuts is a small change we as society can make, so that no other child has to die. Thats what its about, saving my son from dying and yes that I will ALWAYS BE pationate about and ALWAYS be VERY outspoken about and yes even rude if I need be.

  246. Kat Morris Baziluik

    My apologies. I let my emotions get the better of me there. I am just pationate about letting my child live a normal life and not in fear. Food allergies are NOTHING like seasonal allergies or other environemental allergies. Those type of allergies cant be controlled however eliminating peanuts is a small change we as society can make, so that no other child has to die. Thats what its about, saving my son from dying and yes that I will ALWAYS BE pationate about and ALWAYS be VERY outspoken about and yes even rude if I need be.

  247. Kat Morris Baziluik

    My apologies. I let my emotions get the better of me there. I am just pationate about letting my child live a normal life and not in fear. Food allergies are NOTHING like seasonal allergies or other environemental allergies. Those type of allergies cant be controlled however eliminating peanuts is a small change we as society can make, so that no other child has to die. Thats what its about, saving my son from dying and yes that I will ALWAYS BE pationate about and ALWAYS be VERY outspoken about and yes even rude if I need be.

  248. Kat Morris Baziluik

    My apologies. I let my emotions get the better of me there. I am just pationate about letting my child live a normal life and not in fear. Food allergies are NOTHING like seasonal allergies or other environemental allergies. Those type of allergies cant be controlled however eliminating peanuts is a small change we as society can make, so that no other child has to die. Thats what its about, saving my son from dying and yes that I will ALWAYS BE pationate about and ALWAYS be VERY outspoken about and yes even rude if I need be.

  249. Kat Morris Baziluik

    My apologies. I let my emotions get the better of me there. I am just pationate about letting my child live a normal life and not in fear. Food allergies are NOTHING like seasonal allergies or other environemental allergies. Those type of allergies cant be controlled however eliminating peanuts is a small change we as society can make, so that no other child has to die. Thats what its about, saving my son from dying and yes that I will ALWAYS BE pationate about and ALWAYS be VERY outspoken about and yes even rude if I need be.

  250. Tricia Cowell

    create peanut free tables in the cafeteria – there are soo many allergies to other foods, milk, eggs, gluten… you just can't control everything… there are ways to make it work so everyone is happy we don't have food allergies but we do have allergies to almost every animal and everything that grows outside..

  251. Sara Miller

    Kat Morris Baziluik –NO; it's not 'time for new staple' ! It's time for your defective child to stay out of the public school system. YOu're the one breeding defective offspring why should the rest of the damn world have to pay for your mistakes?

  252. Sara Miller

    Kat Morris Baziluik –NO; it's not 'time for new staple' ! It's time for your defective child to stay out of the public school system. YOu're the one breeding defective offspring why should the rest of the damn world have to pay for your mistakes?

  253. Sara Miller

    Kat Morris Baziluik –NO; it's not 'time for new staple' ! It's time for your defective child to stay out of the public school system. YOu're the one breeding defective offspring why should the rest of the damn world have to pay for your mistakes?

  254. Sara Miller

    Kat Morris Baziluik –NO; it's not 'time for new staple' ! It's time for your defective child to stay out of the public school system. YOu're the one breeding defective offspring why should the rest of the damn world have to pay for your mistakes?

  255. Sara Miller

    Kat Morris Baziluik –NO; it's not 'time for new staple' ! It's time for your defective child to stay out of the public school system. YOu're the one breeding defective offspring why should the rest of the damn world have to pay for your mistakes?

  256. Nancy Haines

    Been reading some of the comments also and was just thinking…..some parents are scared of the PB&J because child cannot even smell it basically and if they do they could become ANA…what happens when a child has Peanut butter for breakfast…doesn't brush teeth afterwards and comes to school and breathes on another child that is allergic or has the peanut butter fingers because they didn't wash their hands after eating or touching the PB and touches allergic child…what then…ban the children from eating PB in the morning for breakfast which sometimes mine do. Just a thought. I completely understand how allergic some kids are to the stuff and how parents fear for their child because of the stuff but sometimes PB is the only thing my special needs child will eat or he refuses to eat or gags/throws up if you try to get him to eat something else.

  257. Kat Morris Baziluik

    DEFECTIVE! are you kidding me? My mistakes! Do the medical research. Science cant even explain what causes food allergies and anaphylaxis.

  258. Kat Morris Baziluik

    DEFECTIVE! are you kidding me? My mistakes! Do the medical research. Science cant even explain what causes food allergies and anaphylaxis.

  259. Kat Morris Baziluik

    DEFECTIVE! are you kidding me? My mistakes! Do the medical research. Science cant even explain what causes food allergies and anaphylaxis.

  260. Kat Morris Baziluik

    DEFECTIVE! are you kidding me? My mistakes! Do the medical research. Science cant even explain what causes food allergies and anaphylaxis.

  261. Kat Morris Baziluik

    DEFECTIVE! are you kidding me? My mistakes! Do the medical research. Science cant even explain what causes food allergies and anaphylaxis.

  262. Kat Morris Baziluik

    DEFECTIVE! are you kidding me? My mistakes! Do the medical research. Science cant even explain what causes food allergies and anaphylaxis.

  263. Kat Morris Baziluik

    DEFECTIVE! are you kidding me? My mistakes! Do the medical research. Science cant even explain what causes food allergies and anaphylaxis.

  264. Nancy Haines

    Should have added ban from eating PB for breakfast before coming to school.

  265. Nancy Haines

    Should have added ban from eating PB for breakfast before coming to school.

  266. Nancy Haines

    Should have added ban from eating PB for breakfast before coming to school.

  267. Nancy Haines

    Should have added ban from eating PB for breakfast before coming to school.

  268. Nancy Haines

    Should have added ban from eating PB for breakfast before coming to school.

  269. Nancy Haines

    Should have added ban from eating PB for breakfast before coming to school.

  270. Nancy Haines

    Should have added ban from eating PB for breakfast before coming to school.

  271. Chris Murphy

    It is easy to talk like that behind a cpu huh? bet you wouldn't dare talk about her kids to her face. You deserve to be severely beat by multiple people or maybe you should just have your jaw wired shut for the rest of your life.

  272. Chris Murphy

    It is easy to talk like that behind a cpu huh? bet you wouldn't dare talk about her kids to her face. You deserve to be severely beat by multiple people or maybe you should just have your jaw wired shut for the rest of your life.

  273. Chris Murphy

    It is easy to talk like that behind a cpu huh? bet you wouldn't dare talk about her kids to her face. You deserve to be severely beat by multiple people or maybe you should just have your jaw wired shut for the rest of your life.

  274. Chris Murphy

    It is easy to talk like that behind a cpu huh? bet you wouldn't dare talk about her kids to her face. You deserve to be severely beat by multiple people or maybe you should just have your jaw wired shut for the rest of your life.

  275. Chris Murphy

    It is easy to talk like that behind a cpu huh? bet you wouldn't dare talk about her kids to her face. You deserve to be severely beat by multiple people or maybe you should just have your jaw wired shut for the rest of your life.

  276. Chris Murphy

    It is easy to talk like that behind a cpu huh? bet you wouldn't dare talk about her kids to her face. You deserve to be severely beat by multiple people or maybe you should just have your jaw wired shut for the rest of your life.

  277. Chris Murphy

    It is easy to talk like that behind a cpu huh? bet you wouldn't dare talk about her kids to her face. You deserve to be severely beat by multiple people or maybe you should just have your jaw wired shut for the rest of your life.

  278. Chris Murphy

    It is easy to talk like that behind a cpu huh? bet you wouldn't dare talk about her kids to her face. You deserve to be severely beat by multiple people or maybe you should just have your jaw wired shut for the rest of your life.

  279. Chris Murphy

    It is easy to talk like that behind a cpu huh? bet you wouldn't dare talk about her kids to her face. You deserve to be severely beat by multiple people or maybe you should just have your jaw wired shut for the rest of your life.

  280. Chris Murphy

    It is easy to talk like that behind a cpu huh? bet you wouldn't dare talk about her kids to her face. You deserve to be severely beat by multiple people or maybe you should just have your jaw wired shut for the rest of your life.

  281. Kat Morris Baziluik

    of course not Nancy, that would be ridiculous. I know you and I will never see eye to eye on this. None of my comments have been directed at you or Christopher. I fear for my childs life. That is the bottom line. I would cut off my arms to not have to have this problem but that wont fix anything.

  282. Kat Morris Baziluik

    of course not Nancy, that would be ridiculous. I know you and I will never see eye to eye on this. None of my comments have been directed at you or Christopher. I fear for my childs life. That is the bottom line. I would cut off my arms to not have to have this problem but that wont fix anything.

  283. Kat Morris Baziluik

    of course not Nancy, that would be ridiculous. I know you and I will never see eye to eye on this. None of my comments have been directed at you or Christopher. I fear for my childs life. That is the bottom line. I would cut off my arms to not have to have this problem but that wont fix anything.

  284. Kat Morris Baziluik

    of course not Nancy, that would be ridiculous. I know you and I will never see eye to eye on this. None of my comments have been directed at you or Christopher. I fear for my childs life. That is the bottom line. I would cut off my arms to not have to have this problem but that wont fix anything.

  285. Kat Morris Baziluik

    of course not Nancy, that would be ridiculous. I know you and I will never see eye to eye on this. None of my comments have been directed at you or Christopher. I fear for my childs life. That is the bottom line. I would cut off my arms to not have to have this problem but that wont fix anything.

  286. Kat Morris Baziluik

    of course not Nancy, that would be ridiculous. I know you and I will never see eye to eye on this. None of my comments have been directed at you or Christopher. I fear for my childs life. That is the bottom line. I would cut off my arms to not have to have this problem but that wont fix anything.

  287. Kat Morris Baziluik

    of course not Nancy, that would be ridiculous. I know you and I will never see eye to eye on this. None of my comments have been directed at you or Christopher. I fear for my childs life. That is the bottom line. I would cut off my arms to not have to have this problem but that wont fix anything.

  288. Kat Morris Baziluik

    of course not Nancy, that would be ridiculous. I know you and I will never see eye to eye on this. None of my comments have been directed at you or Christopher. I fear for my childs life. That is the bottom line. I would cut off my arms to not have to have this problem but that wont fix anything.

  289. Kat Morris Baziluik

    of course not Nancy, that would be ridiculous. I know you and I will never see eye to eye on this. None of my comments have been directed at you or Christopher. I fear for my childs life. That is the bottom line. I would cut off my arms to not have to have this problem but that wont fix anything.

  290. Kat Morris Baziluik

    of course not Nancy, that would be ridiculous. I know you and I will never see eye to eye on this. None of my comments have been directed at you or Christopher. I fear for my childs life. That is the bottom line. I would cut off my arms to not have to have this problem but that wont fix anything.

  291. Kat Morris Baziluik

    Sara Miller and you work as an educator?!?!? now that is scarey. If there are more of you like this in my childs school, he's dead for sure. Thanks

  292. Kat Morris Baziluik

    Sara Miller and you work as an educator?!?!? now that is scarey. If there are more of you like this in my childs school, he's dead for sure. Thanks

  293. Kat Morris Baziluik

    Sara Miller and you work as an educator?!?!? now that is scarey. If there are more of you like this in my childs school, he's dead for sure. Thanks

  294. Kat Morris Baziluik

    Sara Miller and you work as an educator?!?!? now that is scarey. If there are more of you like this in my childs school, he's dead for sure. Thanks

  295. Kat Morris Baziluik

    Sara Miller and you work as an educator?!?!? now that is scarey. If there are more of you like this in my childs school, he's dead for sure. Thanks

  296. Kat Morris Baziluik

    Sara Miller and you work as an educator?!?!? now that is scarey. If there are more of you like this in my childs school, he's dead for sure. Thanks

  297. Kat Morris Baziluik

    Sara Miller and you work as an educator?!?!? now that is scarey. If there are more of you like this in my childs school, he's dead for sure. Thanks

  298. Kat Morris Baziluik

    Sara Miller and you work as an educator?!?!? now that is scarey. If there are more of you like this in my childs school, he's dead for sure. Thanks

  299. Kat Morris Baziluik

    Sara Miller and you work as an educator?!?!? now that is scarey. If there are more of you like this in my childs school, he's dead for sure. Thanks

  300. Kat Morris Baziluik

    Sara Miller and you work as an educator?!?!? now that is scarey. If there are more of you like this in my childs school, he's dead for sure. Thanks

  301. Katie Steiger Kubinski

    I think what separates this allergy from other food allergies is that it's life threatening.

  302. Nancy Haines

    Kathy….I see your points…don't worry about that…you should know me as I am always checking around for any trace of nuts to make sure I got up everything…vacuumed etc..before you all come over. May not be like that with what foods Seth can eat such as cake for parties…but at least I do it for what might be on the floor, tables, etc or any jars peanuts that might be out.

  303. Nancy Haines

    Kathy….I see your points…don't worry about that…you should know me as I am always checking around for any trace of nuts to make sure I got up everything…vacuumed etc..before you all come over. May not be like that with what foods Seth can eat such as cake for parties…but at least I do it for what might be on the floor, tables, etc or any jars peanuts that might be out.

  304. Nancy Haines

    Kathy….I see your points…don't worry about that…you should know me as I am always checking around for any trace of nuts to make sure I got up everything…vacuumed etc..before you all come over. May not be like that with what foods Seth can eat such as cake for parties…but at least I do it for what might be on the floor, tables, etc or any jars peanuts that might be out.

  305. Nancy Haines

    Kathy….I see your points…don't worry about that…you should know me as I am always checking around for any trace of nuts to make sure I got up everything…vacuumed etc..before you all come over. May not be like that with what foods Seth can eat such as cake for parties…but at least I do it for what might be on the floor, tables, etc or any jars peanuts that might be out.

  306. Nancy Haines

    Kathy….I see your points…don't worry about that…you should know me as I am always checking around for any trace of nuts to make sure I got up everything…vacuumed etc..before you all come over. May not be like that with what foods Seth can eat such as cake for parties…but at least I do it for what might be on the floor, tables, etc or any jars peanuts that might be out.

  307. Nancy Haines

    Kathy….I see your points…don't worry about that…you should know me as I am always checking around for any trace of nuts to make sure I got up everything…vacuumed etc..before you all come over. May not be like that with what foods Seth can eat such as cake for parties…but at least I do it for what might be on the floor, tables, etc or any jars peanuts that might be out.

  308. Nancy Haines

    Kathy….I see your points…don't worry about that…you should know me as I am always checking around for any trace of nuts to make sure I got up everything…vacuumed etc..before you all come over. May not be like that with what foods Seth can eat such as cake for parties…but at least I do it for what might be on the floor, tables, etc or any jars peanuts that might be out.

  309. Nancy Haines

    Kathy….I see your points…don't worry about that…you should know me as I am always checking around for any trace of nuts to make sure I got up everything…vacuumed etc..before you all come over. May not be like that with what foods Seth can eat such as cake for parties…but at least I do it for what might be on the floor, tables, etc or any jars peanuts that might be out.

  310. Sara Miller

    Get your defective, flawed, faulty, and special –needs issue out of the general population—where they can’t do any more harm to the healthy and good families.

    Talk about asking for ‘special rights’. If you’re the one breeding faulty offspring you should be the one to deal with the consequences NOT the rest of us.

    Our children deserve better.

    We all deserve better than a group of whiny deficient breeders who fly off the handle like this and want to ruin the lives of good and healthy children.

    And while you’re at it—defective kids like this shouldn’t be allowed to breed. No one should have to deal with this plague.

    Keep your hyper sensitive fragile litter at home—and stop breeding anymore.

  311. Sara Miller

    Kat Morris Baziluik and Chris (who wants to beat people to death–nice!)

    And by the way the studies we’ve seen in our district meetings show that it’s parents who are fat and obese that are breeding these damaged young.

    That’s just great; so fatty McFatties with no personal responsibility want to ruin the childhoods of everyone else.

    Great.

  312. Kat Morris Baziluik

    Nancy Haines and I thank you for that Nancy. It means the world to me.

  313. Chris Murphy

    Nobody said anything about death, and as far as that statement goes overweight parents don't cause kids with allergies you uneducated cunt

  314. Kathy Jones

    Whether or not you BAN peanut products from the school as lunches or snacks…you still will deal with "peanut butter fingers". Maybe the child came to school with them…maybe there is a smidge of pb under a fingernail…maybe their backpacks laid on a counter where there was a trace of peanut butter. You are NEVER going to totally eradicate peanuts from the school arena. I don't know how it can ever be resolved.

  315. Nancy Haines

    @ Sara Miller…..Sorry but I am neither fat nor obese and I have a special needs child.. A little different than one that could die because of a food allergy such as Peanuts but still on the same level. God blesses us with these children because he knows that we *the parents) can handle the difficult situations that may arise with their "disabilities including allergies". We would do anything for our children. I would love to see how you would handle a child of your own that has a life threatening allergy….would you care or not about what could potentially kill them in school or anywhere because of a peanut or something else.

  316. Kat Morris Baziluik

    Sara Miller, its opinions like yours that will continue to breed hate in our society in our next generation. Instead of teaching your children hate, you should teach them compassion and kindness for others but that would be hard for you, seeing as how you have none. I will not futher this conversation for obviously you have made your mind up that all children who dont fit within your set criteria should expiditiously be offed. I could say the same for grossly ignorate people. God bless you and may that karma bus not hit you too hard when it does indeed hit you.

  317. Serena Kirby

    Just when I think we, as a nation, cannot get any more retarded, I read something like this. One of my former neighbors' kids had a peanut allergy, so the parents of the child elected not to feed the child food that was made with peanuts. They did not, however, insist that every other child on the block conform to the same rule. Guess what? the world has peanuts in it. Learn how to protect yourself. Everybody in the whole world should not have to make like they suffer from every ailment known to man so that they can show their support and appreciation for every person that has some kind of ailment. I weep in memory of my long lost friend Common Sense. Please come back to me; I miss you so much.

  318. Carla Smith

    I taught students who had severe allergies to peanuts. Because we departmentalize, we had to be very careful about cleaning the desktops to make sure there was no peanut residue. Some people are so heartless! What if your child had these allergies? Wouldn't you want everyone to make sure they were safe?

  319. Tasha Keirsey

    What's strange to me is they say PB&J are banned, but what about those peanut butter filled crackers, celery and peanut butter, or apples and peanut butter? Shouldn't they just say peanuts are banned? Also, I'm allergic to bananas and if those were banned there would be a riot even though contact with them gives me bad hives.

  320. Sara Miller

    Sorry but all this whining and demanding the entire world give in and cater to your special needs and special rights and probably laws and gov’t you want to force down our throats—is tiresome.

    Think about it; educators are already over worked and underpaid—huge demands by the system, the kids and the parents. You want to add to our daily burden with your whiny selfish tirades? Micromanaging an entire school cause your offspring is defective?

    Think about what you’re asking?

    There are tons of students who can’t/don’t eat meat for instance—whether it’s for health, religious or ethical reasons, but their families do not go around telling the other students they must conform.

    Now a main staple for them is obviously is good ol’ peanut butter.

    Why do you think your kids are better than their kids?

    You need to stop being so selfish and take a look at other solutions. Solutions that don’t hurt the rest of the population.

    My God, keep your defective fragile nippers at home—where they belong.

    You can run a totalitarian regime that conforms to just you and yours all you want.

    Let the rest of the world live our lives—in health and freedom.

  321. Sara Miller

    Sorry but all this whining and demanding the entire world give in and cater to your special needs and special rights and probably laws and gov’t you want to force down our throats—is tiresome.

    Think about it; educators are already over worked and underpaid—huge demands by the system, the kids and the parents. You want to add to our daily burden with your whiny selfish tirades? Micromanaging an entire school cause your offspring is defective?

    Think about what you’re asking?

    There are tons of students who can’t/don’t eat meat for instance—whether it’s for health, religious or ethical reasons, but their families do not go around telling the other students they must conform.

    Now a main staple for them is obviously is good ol’ peanut butter.

    Why do you think your kids are better than their kids?

    You need to stop being so selfish and take a look at other solutions. Solutions that don’t hurt the rest of the population.

    My God, keep your defective fragile nippers at home—where they belong.

    You can run a totalitarian regime that conforms to just you and yours all you want.

    Let the rest of the world live our lives—in health and freedom.

  322. Sara Miller

    Kat Morris Baziluik –I have zero 'hate—I just don't appreciate people being selfish. We have more compassion than you can imagine in your selfish little world–but you're too busy whining and pointing fingers. Take a look in the mirror–stop teaching your kids that being a selfish brat is the way to live your life. It's not.

  323. Sara Miller

    Kat Morris Baziluik –I have zero 'hate—I just don't appreciate people being selfish. We have more compassion than you can imagine in your selfish little world–but you're too busy whining and pointing fingers. Take a look in the mirror–stop teaching your kids that being a selfish brat is the way to live your life. It's not.

  324. Sara Miller

    Try having *compassion* for the rest of our children and not JUST your own brood! My God.

  325. Chris Murphy

    So kids should die before a kid doesn't eat their peanut butter they can go 8 hrs without peanut butter there are other foods, Jesus Christ you are fucking ignorant

  326. Chris Murphy

    So kids should die before a kid doesn't eat their peanut butter they can go 8 hrs without peanut butter there are other foods, Jesus Christ you are fucking ignorant

  327. Jamie Grimsley

    Keep sayin it Mrs. Miller maybe one day he will answer you… Doubtful though. "God" has nothing to do with this, it's just utter ignorance or your part. You are the one being selfish for just the shear lack of consideration that you have for everyone else around you.

    Kathy- I completely understand your point. Some people just have to feel like they are better than everyone else to feel good about themselves. Her "God" will deal with her very small brain in his own way. You can't fix stupid remember?!

  328. Carolyn Bennett

    I don't expect to be catered to but I do expect stores and restaurants to have proper ventilation. I never said the world revolved around me or people with allergies I just said I wish people were better educated about them so they wouldn't be snarky asses when people ask for simple consideration or for that matter when they respond to a post. You seem to be a person who makes themselves feel better about them self by being nasty to random people on the internet Liz…..perhaps you should look within yourself and figure out why.

  329. Sara Miller

    Just cause you're as SELFISH and hateful and self-absorbed as the rest of the 'gang' doesn't make you an okay person in God's eyes.

    By the way I think you meant 'sheer' and not 'shear'.
    :)

  330. Jennifer S. Guinn

    Wow, some of the comments on this article are so extreme! Crazy stuff! I can see having peanut free tables and making teachers aware of the problem, so that they can be sure hands are washed after meals, but if I had a child who could suffocate from exposure to peanut residue, I would homeschool them until they were old enough to handle their allergy by themselves. People calling allergic families fAulty and deficient are just cruel, heartless trolls. It is our food production system and the mega corporations that Are causing these problems. It is a much bigger problem and blaming it on the people who have been harmed is small minded and mean.

  331. Jennifer S. Guinn

    Wow, some of the comments on this article are so extreme! Crazy stuff! I can see having peanut free tables and making teachers aware of the problem, so that they can be sure hands are washed after meals, but if I had a child who could suffocate from exposure to peanut residue, I would homeschool them until they were old enough to handle their allergy by themselves. People calling allergic families fAulty and deficient are just cruel, heartless trolls. It is our food production system and the mega corporations that Are causing these problems. It is a much bigger problem and blaming it on the people who have been harmed is small minded and mean.

  332. Jennifer S. Guinn

    Wow, some of the comments on this article are so extreme! Crazy stuff! I can see having peanut free tables and making teachers aware of the problem, so that they can be sure hands are washed after meals, but if I had a child who could suffocate from exposure to peanut residue, I would homeschool them until they were old enough to handle their allergy by themselves. People calling allergic families fAulty and deficient are just cruel, heartless trolls. It is our food production system and the mega corporations that Are causing these problems. It is a much bigger problem and blaming it on the people who have been harmed is small minded and mean.

  333. Jennifer S. Guinn

    Wow, some of the comments on this article are so extreme! Crazy stuff! I can see having peanut free tables and making teachers aware of the problem, so that they can be sure hands are washed after meals, but if I had a child who could suffocate from exposure to peanut residue, I would homeschool them until they were old enough to handle their allergy by themselves. People calling allergic families fAulty and deficient are just cruel, heartless trolls. It is our food production system and the mega corporations that Are causing these problems. It is a much bigger problem and blaming it on the people who have been harmed is small minded and mean.

  334. Jennifer S. Guinn

    Wow, some of the comments on this article are so extreme! Crazy stuff! I can see having peanut free tables and making teachers aware of the problem, so that they can be sure hands are washed after meals, but if I had a child who could suffocate from exposure to peanut residue, I would homeschool them until they were old enough to handle their allergy by themselves. People calling allergic families fAulty and deficient are just cruel, heartless trolls. It is our food production system and the mega corporations that Are causing these problems. It is a much bigger problem and blaming it on the people who have been harmed is small minded and mean.

  335. Jennifer S. Guinn

    Wow, some of the comments on this article are so extreme! Crazy stuff! I can see having peanut free tables and making teachers aware of the problem, so that they can be sure hands are washed after meals, but if I had a child who could suffocate from exposure to peanut residue, I would homeschool them until they were old enough to handle their allergy by themselves. People calling allergic families fAulty and deficient are just cruel, heartless trolls. It is our food production system and the mega corporations that Are causing these problems. It is a much bigger problem and blaming it on the people who have been harmed is small minded and mean.

  336. Jennifer S. Guinn

    Wow, some of the comments on this article are so extreme! Crazy stuff! I can see having peanut free tables and making teachers aware of the problem, so that they can be sure hands are washed after meals, but if I had a child who could suffocate from exposure to peanut residue, I would homeschool them until they were old enough to handle their allergy by themselves. People calling allergic families fAulty and deficient are just cruel, heartless trolls. It is our food production system and the mega corporations that Are causing these problems. It is a much bigger problem and blaming it on the people who have been harmed is small minded and mean.

  337. Jennifer S. Guinn

    Wow, some of the comments on this article are so extreme! Crazy stuff! I can see having peanut free tables and making teachers aware of the problem, so that they can be sure hands are washed after meals, but if I had a child who could suffocate from exposure to peanut residue, I would homeschool them until they were old enough to handle their allergy by themselves. People calling allergic families fAulty and deficient are just cruel, heartless trolls. It is our food production system and the mega corporations that Are causing these problems. It is a much bigger problem and blaming it on the people who have been harmed is small minded and mean.

  338. Jennifer S. Guinn

    Wow, some of the comments on this article are so extreme! Crazy stuff! I can see having peanut free tables and making teachers aware of the problem, so that they can be sure hands are washed after meals, but if I had a child who could suffocate from exposure to peanut residue, I would homeschool them until they were old enough to handle their allergy by themselves. People calling allergic families fAulty and deficient are just cruel, heartless trolls. It is our food production system and the mega corporations that Are causing these problems. It is a much bigger problem and blaming it on the people who have been harmed is small minded and mean.

  339. Jennifer S. Guinn

    Wow, some of the comments on this article are so extreme! Crazy stuff! I can see having peanut free tables and making teachers aware of the problem, so that they can be sure hands are washed after meals, but if I had a child who could suffocate from exposure to peanut residue, I would homeschool them until they were old enough to handle their allergy by themselves. People calling allergic families fAulty and deficient are just cruel, heartless trolls. It is our food production system and the mega corporations that Are causing these problems. It is a much bigger problem and blaming it on the people who have been harmed is small minded and mean.

  340. Jennifer S. Guinn

    Wow, some of the comments on this article are so extreme! Crazy stuff! I can see having peanut free tables and making teachers aware of the problem, so that they can be sure hands are washed after meals, but if I had a child who could suffocate from exposure to peanut residue, I would homeschool them until they were old enough to handle their allergy by themselves. People calling allergic families fAulty and deficient are just cruel, heartless trolls. It is our food production system and the mega corporations that Are causing these problems. It is a much bigger problem and blaming it on the people who have been harmed is small minded and mean.

  341. Cyndie Vecchio

    Christina Nix , lets stop treating anyone with an illness, heart attack, cancer, kids born with holes in their heart! What are you stupid, Darwinism, do we live in the 1800's , according to your theory we should not treat anyone with an illness so we can purify the gene pool!!! I never realized what an awful world we live in! Wether I think there should be a peanut ban or not the replies on this story are heartbreaking!!!

  342. Cyndie Vecchio

    Christina Nix , lets stop treating anyone with an illness, heart attack, cancer, kids born with holes in their heart! What are you stupid, Darwinism, do we live in the 1800's , according to your theory we should not treat anyone with an illness so we can purify the gene pool!!! I never realized what an awful world we live in! Wether I think there should be a peanut ban or not the replies on this story are heartbreaking!!!

  343. Cyndie Vecchio

    Really she will starve, that's all she eats, breakfast lunch and dinner?

  344. Cyndie Vecchio

    Really she will starve, that's all she eats, breakfast lunch and dinner?

  345. Rob School-er

    Death and Jelly Sammich! By using too many antibiotics and not letting our children get sick and ride it out to build a healthy immune system, we are literally turning them into "Veal"…

  346. Rob School-er

    Death and Jelly Sammich! By using too many antibiotics and not letting our children get sick and ride it out to build a healthy immune system, we are literally turning them into "Veal"…

  347. Rob School-er

    Death and Jelly Sammich! By using too many antibiotics and not letting our children get sick and ride it out to build a healthy immune system, we are literally turning them into "Veal"…

  348. Rob School-er

    Death and Jelly Sammich! By using too many antibiotics and not letting our children get sick and ride it out to build a healthy immune system, we are literally turning them into "Veal"…

  349. Rob School-er

    Death and Jelly Sammich! By using too many antibiotics and not letting our children get sick and ride it out to build a healthy immune system, we are literally turning them into "Veal"…

  350. Rob School-er

    Death and Jelly Sammich! By using too many antibiotics and not letting our children get sick and ride it out to build a healthy immune system, we are literally turning them into "Veal"…

  351. Rob School-er

    Death and Jelly Sammich! By using too many antibiotics and not letting our children get sick and ride it out to build a healthy immune system, we are literally turning them into "Veal"…

  352. Rob School-er

    Death and Jelly Sammich! By using too many antibiotics and not letting our children get sick and ride it out to build a healthy immune system, we are literally turning them into "Veal"…

  353. Rob School-er

    Death and Jelly Sammich! By using too many antibiotics and not letting our children get sick and ride it out to build a healthy immune system, we are literally turning them into "Veal"…

  354. Sara Miller

    To the hysterical The-Whole-WORLD-Should-Suffer for us crowd:

    We get it—your children are the only ones that matter.

    We understand, only YOUR children count. Only your children should be of any concern.

    Got it.

    (Screw the rest of us and our families—only *yours* matters. God help how your kids are going to turn out— self-regarding and self-centered just like you. Great.)—{Now we know there’s no hope for our society—shame on you all–There must be a better way! Why you can't compromise or think of others we can't understand….}

  355. Sara Miller

    To the hysterical The-Whole-WORLD-Should-Suffer for us crowd:

    We get it—your children are the only ones that matter.

    We understand, only YOUR children count. Only your children should be of any concern.

    Got it.

    (Screw the rest of us and our families—only *yours* matters. God help how your kids are going to turn out— self-regarding and self-centered just like you. Great.)—{Now we know there’s no hope for our society—shame on you all–There must be a better way! Why you can't compromise or think of others we can't understand….}

  356. Sara Miller

    To the hysterical The-Whole-WORLD-Should-Suffer for us crowd:

    We get it—your children are the only ones that matter.

    We understand, only YOUR children count. Only your children should be of any concern.

    Got it.

    (Screw the rest of us and our families—only *yours* matters. God help how your kids are going to turn out— self-regarding and self-centered just like you. Great.)—{Now we know there’s no hope for our society—shame on you all–There must be a better way! Why you can't compromise or think of others we can't understand….}

  357. Sara Miller

    To the hysterical The-Whole-WORLD-Should-Suffer for us crowd:

    We get it—your children are the only ones that matter.

    We understand, only YOUR children count. Only your children should be of any concern.

    Got it.

    (Screw the rest of us and our families—only *yours* matters. God help how your kids are going to turn out— self-regarding and self-centered just like you. Great.)—{Now we know there’s no hope for our society—shame on you all–There must be a better way! Why you can't compromise or think of others we can't understand….}

  358. Sara Miller

    To the hysterical The-Whole-WORLD-Should-Suffer for us crowd:

    We get it—your children are the only ones that matter.

    We understand, only YOUR children count. Only your children should be of any concern.

    Got it.

    (Screw the rest of us and our families—only *yours* matters. God help how your kids are going to turn out— self-regarding and self-centered just like you. Great.)—{Now we know there’s no hope for our society—shame on you all–There must be a better way! Why you can't compromise or think of others we can't understand….}

  359. Sara Miller

    To the hysterical The-Whole-WORLD-Should-Suffer for us crowd:

    We get it—your children are the only ones that matter.

    We understand, only YOUR children count. Only your children should be of any concern.

    Got it.

    (Screw the rest of us and our families—only *yours* matters. God help how your kids are going to turn out— self-regarding and self-centered just like you. Great.)—{Now we know there’s no hope for our society—shame on you all–There must be a better way! Why you can't compromise or think of others we can't understand….}

  360. Sara Miller

    To the hysterical The-Whole-WORLD-Should-Suffer for us crowd:

    We get it—your children are the only ones that matter.

    We understand, only YOUR children count. Only your children should be of any concern.

    Got it.

    (Screw the rest of us and our families—only *yours* matters. God help how your kids are going to turn out— self-regarding and self-centered just like you. Great.)—{Now we know there’s no hope for our society—shame on you all–There must be a better way! Why you can't compromise or think of others we can't understand….}

  361. Sara Miller

    To the hysterical The-Whole-WORLD-Should-Suffer for us crowd:

    We get it—your children are the only ones that matter.

    We understand, only YOUR children count. Only your children should be of any concern.

    Got it.

    (Screw the rest of us and our families—only *yours* matters. God help how your kids are going to turn out— self-regarding and self-centered just like you. Great.)—{Now we know there’s no hope for our society—shame on you all–There must be a better way! Why you can't compromise or think of others we can't understand….}

  362. Sara Miller

    To the hysterical The-Whole-WORLD-Should-Suffer for us crowd:

    We get it—your children are the only ones that matter.

    We understand, only YOUR children count. Only your children should be of any concern.

    Got it.

    (Screw the rest of us and our families—only *yours* matters. God help how your kids are going to turn out— self-regarding and self-centered just like you. Great.)—{Now we know there’s no hope for our society—shame on you all–There must be a better way! Why you can't compromise or think of others we can't understand….}

  363. Ginnie Parker

    Kathy, some people are just ignorant! Peanut allergies are a fact of life and if will save a child's life by keeping it out of schools and asking parents not to give it to their child before going to school I think that is a extremely small thing to ask!

  364. Ginnie Parker

    Kathy, some people are just ignorant! Peanut allergies are a fact of life and if will save a child's life by keeping it out of schools and asking parents not to give it to their child before going to school I think that is a extremely small thing to ask!

  365. Ginnie Parker

    Kathy, some people are just ignorant! Peanut allergies are a fact of life and if will save a child's life by keeping it out of schools and asking parents not to give it to their child before going to school I think that is a extremely small thing to ask!

  366. Ginnie Parker

    Kathy, some people are just ignorant! Peanut allergies are a fact of life and if will save a child's life by keeping it out of schools and asking parents not to give it to their child before going to school I think that is a extremely small thing to ask!

  367. Ginnie Parker

    Kathy, some people are just ignorant! Peanut allergies are a fact of life and if will save a child's life by keeping it out of schools and asking parents not to give it to their child before going to school I think that is a extremely small thing to ask!

  368. Ginnie Parker

    Kathy, some people are just ignorant! Peanut allergies are a fact of life and if will save a child's life by keeping it out of schools and asking parents not to give it to their child before going to school I think that is a extremely small thing to ask!

  369. Ginnie Parker

    Kathy, some people are just ignorant! Peanut allergies are a fact of life and if will save a child's life by keeping it out of schools and asking parents not to give it to their child before going to school I think that is a extremely small thing to ask!

  370. Ginnie Parker

    Kathy, some people are just ignorant! Peanut allergies are a fact of life and if will save a child's life by keeping it out of schools and asking parents not to give it to their child before going to school I think that is a extremely small thing to ask!

  371. Ginnie Parker

    Kathy, some people are just ignorant! Peanut allergies are a fact of life and if will save a child's life by keeping it out of schools and asking parents not to give it to their child before going to school I think that is a extremely small thing to ask!

  372. Tom Bailey

    I just don't see why a parent would put their child into a school system and take a chance that something as small as a peanut or even residue could kill them. what happens when a child has a PB&J for breakfast as I did so many times growing up. Then off to school on the bus. I believe that if your child is so sick that just comeing into contact with second hand oil can kill. Please keep the child safe at home

  373. Tom Bailey

    I just don't see why a parent would put their child into a school system and take a chance that something as small as a peanut or even residue could kill them. what happens when a child has a PB&J for breakfast as I did so many times growing up. Then off to school on the bus. I believe that if your child is so sick that just comeing into contact with second hand oil can kill. Please keep the child safe at home

  374. Kat Morris Baziluik

    OK I cant keep quiet. My child is NOT the only one that matters. Yes I love him and I want to do EVERYTHING I can to protect him from being hurt but I fight this fight because its for ALL the children who have ANA to Peanuts. I dont want "special" anything for my son. I just want him to be able to get an education in a safe environment, just like the rest of the world in public school. ALL CHILDREN COUNT! that is my point

  375. Jamie Grimsley

    Don't pity me lady. I'm not the one fighting a losing battle. The decision will be made for the greater good of the children not for any one child. And unfortunately for you your opinion in the the greater good.

  376. Sara Miller

    Since you probably haven’t even thought about this—please keep in mind also that peanut butter is a staple protein for kids on food stamps/WIC.

    Not every family has the luxury of picking and choosing at (your) whim. Do you understand?

    Other families have different needs; robbing them of one of the most healthy and economical protein choices is immoral, selfish and unfair.

    The fact that you don’t seem to care about that is disingenuous at best and horrifying at the same time.

    Please think about someone else’s family and someone else’s children now and again—and not just your own.

    Other people's children matter too.

    Thanks.

  377. Natalie Brunner

    Sara you weren't loved as a child were you? How the hell can you call your self an educator and not have compassion for ALL children! Kat is by no means selfish she just wants everyone to be aware of this issue and for her son to get just as good of an education as her other child (that dosnt have food allergies) How are you going to feel when you are the reason a child dies because you are selfish and dontwant to be a compassionate so called educator. Its people like you that we hear in the news for doing some stupid shit. I love Kats kids so go crawl back into your hole

  378. Jamie Grimsley

    Why? Your not willing to look past your feelings to see some children have allergies/special needs? So why should we (allergy/special need children's mothers) have to give consideration to other children who don't have allergies?

    The door swings both ways lady…

  379. Jamie Grimsley

    Why? Your not willing to look past your feelings to see some children have allergies/special needs? So why should we (allergy/special need children's mothers) have to give consideration to other children who don't have allergies?

    The door swings both ways lady…

  380. Kendall A. Bell

    Serena…you are my new hero. I almost fell out of my chair when I read "I weep in memory of my long lost friend Common Sense". You've said almost everything I wanted to say. Of course, there's the old saying, "The needs of the many outweigh the needs of the few." I don't get the PC nature of things these days. The simple solution is "peanut free" tables. You don't go banning something as a knee-jerk reaction to "angry mob" type parents. It's disgusting. There are peanut free sections are ball parks. That's all well and fine. Peanuts are a staple of baseball games. You don't ban them, but instead, offer a section where they're not allowed. Simple. It's called being rational and using your brain instead of going off half cocked. I've read so many comments on here that have been irrational from both sides. I don't agree with the ban. I think it's foolish. It's as foolish as some of the people on here bringing up religion and abortion. It has nothing to do with the price of tea in China.

  381. Kendall A. Bell

    Serena…you are my new hero. I almost fell out of my chair when I read "I weep in memory of my long lost friend Common Sense". You've said almost everything I wanted to say. Of course, there's the old saying, "The needs of the many outweigh the needs of the few." I don't get the PC nature of things these days. The simple solution is "peanut free" tables. You don't go banning something as a knee-jerk reaction to "angry mob" type parents. It's disgusting. There are peanut free sections are ball parks. That's all well and fine. Peanuts are a staple of baseball games. You don't ban them, but instead, offer a section where they're not allowed. Simple. It's called being rational and using your brain instead of going off half cocked. I've read so many comments on here that have been irrational from both sides. I don't agree with the ban. I think it's foolish. It's as foolish as some of the people on here bringing up religion and abortion. It has nothing to do with the price of tea in China.

  382. Cyndie Vecchio

    Tom Bailey
    They are not sick, they can however become deathly sick due to the ignorance of people who think it is just to hard to make another kind of sandwich!

  383. Cyndie Vecchio

    Tom Bailey
    They are not sick, they can however become deathly sick due to the ignorance of people who think it is just to hard to make another kind of sandwich!

  384. Teresa Medina

    First of all, @Sarah Miller-you say your an "educator," I'd like to know where so I can ensure my child, who also has food allergies, NEVER comes in contact with your ignorant, narrow-minded ass! Yes, I am a friend of Kat's but that is not the reason for my comment. I can't believe a grown woman who says she's an educator can be such an idiot. You are the reason why teachers have the rep that they do. You say you don't want to be further burdened by "special needs" children and their parents. Well, sweetheart, you should've picked a different profession. Secondly, my child also has food allergies, and I don't expect her to have anything special done for her. But, I do expect her health and well-being be taken seriously, which apparently is too much to ask of someone like you. How dare you criticize parents who actually give a damn about their children!

  385. Natalie Brunner

    Sara I personally had wic and asked them about Pb and they will swich things up. Yet again another thing you are uneducated about. You keep talking about selfishness but the only one I see as selfish is you.

  386. Natalie Brunner

    Sara I personally had wic and asked them about Pb and they will swich things up. Yet again another thing you are uneducated about. You keep talking about selfishness but the only one I see as selfish is you.

  387. Natalie Brunner

    Sara I personally had wic and asked them about Pb and they will swich things up. Yet again another thing you are uneducated about. You keep talking about selfishness but the only one I see as selfish is you.

  388. Sara Miller

    MARIA you're a monster to mention Hitler –shame on you and esp. on your parents. Very sad.

  389. Sara Miller

    MARIA you're a monster to mention Hitler –shame on you and esp. on your parents. Very sad.

  390. Sara Miller

    MARIA you're a monster to mention Hitler –shame on you and esp. on your parents. Very sad.

  391. Sara Miller

    Teresa Medina –No dear, just criticizing the selfish and myopic ones. They make everyone's job harder and don't care about anyone Else's children. IT makes us cry.

  392. Sara Miller

    Teresa Medina –No dear, just criticizing the selfish and myopic ones. They make everyone's job harder and don't care about anyone Else's children. IT makes us cry.

  393. Sara Miller

    Teresa Medina –No dear, just criticizing the selfish and myopic ones. They make everyone's job harder and don't care about anyone Else's children. IT makes us cry.

  394. Sara Miller

    Believe me I WISH we could make people be better parents and less self absorbed; but we haven't found a way yet.

  395. Sara Miller

    Believe me I WISH we could make people be better parents and less self absorbed; but we haven't found a way yet.

  396. Sara Miller

    Believe me I WISH we could make people be better parents and less self absorbed; but we haven't found a way yet.

  397. Jay Medina

    I feel like I should weigh in on this topic. Not because of my children but because of my own food allergy that I developed at 16 years old. At that time I developed an allergy to shellfish and unlike what the keyboard commando sara miller thinks it was not a result of my parents being obese our me being defective it was because shit happens. I have been to some of the top allergist in the nation and there was no scientific reason that this happened. For this person to call herself an educator she is obviously not very educated. It is amazing to see how someone that is supposed to be trusted to enrich the lives of our children can be so hateful. And as for your rant about your chosen profession and what is expected that was a decision that you made. The fact that you are upset with the career path that you decided take is no concern of ours. We as parents do have the right to protect our children and as a tax payer I expect that my public school system is doing the same. You Sara Miler are a disgrace to all educators and are the poster child of what is wrong with society as a whole.

  398. Kat Morris Baziluik

    Sara Miller roflmfao Maria Mayzel a monster, I just have one thing to say about that, Adolf

  399. Kat Morris Baziluik

    Sara Miller roflmfao Maria Mayzel a monster, I just have one thing to say about that, Adolf

  400. Sara Miller

    Think about this.

    I ask you to think about poor children…and you…call someone who cares about the poor ‘Hitler’.

    Do you see how that makes you a person of no moral value or character?

    Do you see how that lets us know that your parents failed you, us, and the rest of society?

    Call you parents and apologize–

    Now.

  401. Sara Miller

    Think about this.

    I ask you to think about poor children…and you…call someone who cares about the poor ‘Hitler’.

    Do you see how that makes you a person of no moral value or character?

    Do you see how that lets us know that your parents failed you, us, and the rest of society?

    Call you parents and apologize–

    Now.

  402. Teresa Medina

    Ms. Miller…again, explain to me how caring about their children makes parent's self-absorbed? If anything, we're SELFLESS! And, the last time I checked, these other children you speak of have parents of their own!

  403. Teresa Medina

    Ms. Miller…again, explain to me how caring about their children makes parent's self-absorbed? If anything, we're SELFLESS! And, the last time I checked, these other children you speak of have parents of their own!

  404. Kat Morris Baziluik

    All, I <3 that you are fighting the good fight on Seth's behalf but there is no need to get worked up about this persons ignorance. We know the truth and that is all that matters. This is why it is SO important to me. Change will come, we just have to give it time.

  405. Kat Morris Baziluik

    All, I <3 that you are fighting the good fight on Seth's behalf but there is no need to get worked up about this persons ignorance. We know the truth and that is all that matters. This is why it is SO important to me. Change will come, we just have to give it time.

  406. Jay Medina

    I feel like I should weigh in on this topic. Not because of my children but because of my own food allergy that I developed at 16 years old. At that time I developed an allergy to shellfish and unlike what the keyboard commando sara miller thinks it was not a result of my parents being obese our me being defective it was because shit happens. I have been to some of the top allergist in the nation and there was no scientific reason that this happened. For this person to call herself an educator she is obviously not very educated. It is amazing to see how someone that is supposed to be trusted to enrich the lives of our children can be so hateful. And as for your rant about your chosen profession and what is expected that was a decision that you made. The fact that you are upset with the career path that you decided take is no concern of ours. We as parents do have the right to protect our children and as a tax payer I expect that my public school system is doing the same. You Sara Miler are a disgrace to all educators and are the poster child of what is wrong with society as a whole.

  407. Melinda Ledbetter Olson

    I don't read these articles anymore. I can't handle reading the ignorant, mean, hateful responses.

  408. Charley Nevin

    Nut Allergies are really scary. People seem to think it is not a big deal. Skeeter Snacks is a brand of totally Nut Free, Totally Delicious cookies created by two dads who have Kids with nut allergies. Skeeter is supporting FAAN walks throughout TX and AR as well as New England. Check out http://www.skeetersnacks.com to see where they are in distribution or buy on-line. They are awesome cookies!

  409. Kat Morris Baziluik

    I should have stopped reading about 2 hours ago but now its just commical. I was SO PISSED when that you know what called Seth defective.

  410. Linda Mather

    Are they banning milk for those that are lactose intolerant? What about those that are allergic to red dye used in ground beef and hotdogs? Wheat? Eggs? What about sugar for all those kids with ADD? When does common sense overtake hysterical moms and spineless school administrators?

  411. Stephanie Meyer

    Well it sounds like in the allergy sense, your son is indeed not normal and many not ever be able to live a "normal life" in the food sense. A life where he can let his guard down may be out of the question. He will always have to watch is back so he doesn't inhale peanut fumes. It's a sad story for sure and I feel for both of you. Again, where did all these life threatening allergies come from, they never used to exist. We cannot just keep adding foods to the allergy lists is school as more and more people become allergic to new things. If anyone on here is interested, here is an excerpt from an interview on PBS with a guy who was the leading scientist on an nation wide study of food allergies. Here he give a few theories on why there has been a surge in life threatening allergies.
    ——————————————————————————————-
    GWEN IFILL:(one theory is that) Our immune systems aren't able to fight the germs they used to fight, and so they are fighting things they shouldn't be fighting, like food and environment.

    Other theories are about how our Western diet is today, how the foods, the pesticides, maybe it's changing our gut flora, so we're more susceptible to food allergy. So — so, there are theories. And there are studies being conducted. There is — there's a large study in — all over the country.

    It's called the National Children's Study. They're going to follow children from before birth until 18. And they're going to collect genetic material and environmental material. And, maybe someday, we will have an answer.

    But, today, we do have a couple of these theories that we're trying to substantiate.
    ———————————————————————————————–
    I think there needs to be a call to address this specific issue WHILE working on how to protect severe allergy children. Alright, I am hoping off of my soap box now

  412. Kat Morris Baziluik

    PSST! BTW BY NO MEANS am I calling Maria a monster. I <3 her! thats an inside joke.

  413. Brooke Frantz Glomb

    Those if you with allergy sensitive children….question/concern: we tend to eat a lot of peanuts in the shell. As many know these are messy to say the least. I worry my son, who attends a peanut free school environment, may have peanut skin or dust on him because of the mess left on the couch or floor. I checked with the parents of the sensitive children in his class and they were not concerned. What about the other kids in other classes that we don't know. ??? I clean as best I can, but, trace free of peanut….we are not. :(

  414. Brooke Frantz Glomb

    Those if you with allergy sensitive children….question/concern: we tend to eat a lot of peanuts in the shell. As many know these are messy to say the least. I worry my son, who attends a peanut free school environment, may have peanut skin or dust on him because of the mess left on the couch or floor. I checked with the parents of the sensitive children in his class and they were not concerned. What about the other kids in other classes that we don't know. ??? I clean as best I can, but, trace free of peanut….we are not. :(

  415. Brooke Frantz Glomb

    Those if you with allergy sensitive children….question/concern: we tend to eat a lot of peanuts in the shell. As many know these are messy to say the least. I worry my son, who attends a peanut free school environment, may have peanut skin or dust on him because of the mess left on the couch or floor. I checked with the parents of the sensitive children in his class and they were not concerned. What about the other kids in other classes that we don't know. ??? I clean as best I can, but, trace free of peanut….we are not. :(

  416. Brooke Frantz Glomb

    Those if you with allergy sensitive children….question/concern: we tend to eat a lot of peanuts in the shell. As many know these are messy to say the least. I worry my son, who attends a peanut free school environment, may have peanut skin or dust on him because of the mess left on the couch or floor. I checked with the parents of the sensitive children in his class and they were not concerned. What about the other kids in other classes that we don't know. ??? I clean as best I can, but, trace free of peanut….we are not. :(

  417. Brooke Frantz Glomb

    Those if you with allergy sensitive children….question/concern: we tend to eat a lot of peanuts in the shell. As many know these are messy to say the least. I worry my son, who attends a peanut free school environment, may have peanut skin or dust on him because of the mess left on the couch or floor. I checked with the parents of the sensitive children in his class and they were not concerned. What about the other kids in other classes that we don't know. ??? I clean as best I can, but, trace free of peanut….we are not. :(

  418. Maria Mayzel

    Yes, I will bring up his name because his ideaologies must be remembered and ADMONISHED. Your beliefs are similar to his in that you believe individual differences are 'deficiencies' and certain people should not reproduce. Isn't that what Hitler believed- in the perfect race? In essence,and surprising as an eeducator you didn't pick up on this, you are someone who continues to propogate his ideals, which do not belong in our modern world.

  419. Maria Mayzel

    Yes, I will bring up his name because his ideaologies must be remembered and ADMONISHED. Your beliefs are similar to his in that you believe individual differences are 'deficiencies' and certain people should not reproduce. Isn't that what Hitler believed- in the perfect race? In essence,and surprising as an eeducator you didn't pick up on this, you are someone who continues to propogate his ideals, which do not belong in our modern world.

  420. Maria Mayzel

    Yes, I will bring up his name because his ideaologies must be remembered and ADMONISHED. Your beliefs are similar to his in that you believe individual differences are 'deficiencies' and certain people should not reproduce. Isn't that what Hitler believed- in the perfect race? In essence,and surprising as an eeducator you didn't pick up on this, you are someone who continues to propogate his ideals, which do not belong in our modern world.

  421. Tina Valentine

    I feel bad for the peanut-allergic kids, but I do NOT want a peanut butter ban at school. PB is nutritious, tasty, inexpensive, and it's what my kids want every day. The allergic kids should be in a safe separate environment, perhaps, or at the very least in a separate room for lunch and snacks (we like PB crackers and peanut granola bars). I have no problem with having kids wash hands after lunch to prevent transmission by touch. I want the vulnerable kids to be safe, but I don't want a huge hassle over what to pack for lunch, either. It's not fair to the majority.

  422. Tina Valentine

    I feel bad for the peanut-allergic kids, but I do NOT want a peanut butter ban at school. PB is nutritious, tasty, inexpensive, and it's what my kids want every day. The allergic kids should be in a safe separate environment, perhaps, or at the very least in a separate room for lunch and snacks (we like PB crackers and peanut granola bars). I have no problem with having kids wash hands after lunch to prevent transmission by touch. I want the vulnerable kids to be safe, but I don't want a huge hassle over what to pack for lunch, either. It's not fair to the majority.

  423. Tina Valentine

    I feel bad for the peanut-allergic kids, but I do NOT want a peanut butter ban at school. PB is nutritious, tasty, inexpensive, and it's what my kids want every day. The allergic kids should be in a safe separate environment, perhaps, or at the very least in a separate room for lunch and snacks (we like PB crackers and peanut granola bars). I have no problem with having kids wash hands after lunch to prevent transmission by touch. I want the vulnerable kids to be safe, but I don't want a huge hassle over what to pack for lunch, either. It's not fair to the majority.

  424. Liam Robertson

    You people do realize how severe allergies can be, right? As others have said; just pack your kid a different lunch. Bologna and cheese, pudding cup, fruit slices, ham and cheese, ect. Most parents just slapped the sandwich together last minute, anyway, so just slap a different one together. A kid shouldn't have to be homeschooled because you lack empathy and foresight to plan your child's lunch. It isn't that big of a deal.

  425. Christine Olmo Schels

    a crime really think about this word "crime" so u want us to lock up kids and parents cause of a peanut allergy???!!! i understand totally, but really lets say,out of a school full of 200 kids maybe 10 kids have a peanut allergy, the whole school has to be peanut free. Really why not just have a table for them, to keep them safe. and i know they do but not in every school. or in a separate room , to keep them safe. so the question would be do u separate them to keep them safe or everyone has to change for those 10 kids? i do not remember this being such a huge problem when i was a kid, what has changed ? maybe that is what we all should be looking at. what has changed over the last 30 yrs.

  426. Brian Giesler

    Sara Miller, you are the problem with our country today. If you are in fact an "educator", do us all a favor and educate yourself. And stop using a fake Facebook account to hide behind. But then again, based on your comments, I could assume the the account is real, and you truly do only have 12 friends.

  427. Maria Mayzel

    There's a part of me that hopes she doesn't really believe these things and it's just to get a rise out of everone. I just can't wrap my head around such dysfunction.

  428. Maria Mayzel

    There's a part of me that hopes she doesn't really believe these things and it's just to get a rise out of everone. I just can't wrap my head around such dysfunction.

  429. Maria Mayzel

    There's a part of me that hopes she doesn't really believe these things and it's just to get a rise out of everone. I just can't wrap my head around such dysfunction.

  430. Maria Mayzel

    There's a part of me that hopes she doesn't really believe these things and it's just to get a rise out of everone. I just can't wrap my head around such dysfunction.

  431. Maria Mayzel

    There's a part of me that hopes she doesn't really believe these things and it's just to get a rise out of everone. I just can't wrap my head around such dysfunction.

  432. Brandon K. Foat

    This is probably the dumbest thing ever. I don't have children, allergic or not. So as an outsider, I think its absolutely asinine that this is even occurring in the first place. The school should find other methods of handling the problem, but this problem really doesn't exist anyhow. If you look at the stats of how many people have the allergy and how many of them actually DIE when peanuts touch them and then how many of them actually get touched and then how many of them don't get medical attention to the point where they die? There's more kids that die every year in the lunch room due to slipping and falling from recently mopped floors. It's just absolutely insane that there would be warring factions over something like this. From the outside it looks like an episode of South Park where the parents blow everything out of proportion because they think their way is right, when really, they're all loco. And just like South Park, the kids will look at the adults like they're crazy, and learn a lesson from it themselves.

  433. Brandon K. Foat

    This is probably the dumbest thing ever. I don't have children, allergic or not. So as an outsider, I think its absolutely asinine that this is even occurring in the first place. The school should find other methods of handling the problem, but this problem really doesn't exist anyhow. If you look at the stats of how many people have the allergy and how many of them actually DIE when peanuts touch them and then how many of them actually get touched and then how many of them don't get medical attention to the point where they die? There's more kids that die every year in the lunch room due to slipping and falling from recently mopped floors. It's just absolutely insane that there would be warring factions over something like this. From the outside it looks like an episode of South Park where the parents blow everything out of proportion because they think their way is right, when really, they're all loco. And just like South Park, the kids will look at the adults like they're crazy, and learn a lesson from it themselves.

  434. Jim McKay

    The U.S. in general has gone overboard in the catering to every special need, no matter how big or small that need may be. Somehow, the thought that my child can't have a LEGAL, NUTRITIOUS, AND GENERALLY ACCEPTED sandwich at lunch time, because YOUR KID has an allergy is absurd! Why do your needs, no matter how honest and real, "trump" my right to serve what I wish to my child? What will be next – banning egg salad sandwiches, fresh strawberries, and milk products? Or stopping your child from using an albuterol inhaler because another child has an allergy to it? We can only force the masses to suffer so many "special requirements" before we become ludicris in our demands! I believe that the school should protect your child WITHOUT PENALIZING THE OTHERS. The emphasis should be on requiring those that need something outside the norm to find non-invasive remedies that don't require all others to change. Let's have the public and private schools come up with ways to segregate what you have a problem with from what my kids like. Sorry, maybe time for YOU to consider home schooling rather than tell ME to find other food!!

  435. Jay Medina

    and one more thing sara miller as far as pb being a good source of protien that would be incorrect. 1 serving of pb or 2 tbps has at most 8g of protien. 1 serving of boneless chicken breast or 4oz has 24 grams of protien. Being an educator I'm sure you can do the math.

  436. Alexandra Schierl Gathof

    Am just wondering why it the world it would be ok to put a childs life in jeapardy and think that that child is being taught that that is being selfish?! Obviously this Sara Miller is a complete idiot and I hope for her sake her child or children don't follow in her footsteps!! Kathy please don't let her get to you, don't give her that satisfaction although I completely agree with you, she is not worth your time or aggrivation unless you have to deal with her directly! You are a great parent and I feel for the families that have to deal with food allergies! Oxoxox

  437. Alexandra Schierl Gathof

    Am just wondering why it the world it would be ok to put a childs life in jeapardy and think that that child is being taught that that is being selfish?! Obviously this Sara Miller is a complete idiot and I hope for her sake her child or children don't follow in her footsteps!! Kathy please don't let her get to you, don't give her that satisfaction although I completely agree with you, she is not worth your time or aggrivation unless you have to deal with her directly! You are a great parent and I feel for the families that have to deal with food allergies! Oxoxox

  438. Alexandra Schierl Gathof

    Am just wondering why it the world it would be ok to put a childs life in jeapardy and think that that child is being taught that that is being selfish?! Obviously this Sara Miller is a complete idiot and I hope for her sake her child or children don't follow in her footsteps!! Kathy please don't let her get to you, don't give her that satisfaction although I completely agree with you, she is not worth your time or aggrivation unless you have to deal with her directly! You are a great parent and I feel for the families that have to deal with food allergies! Oxoxox

  439. Alexandra Schierl Gathof

    Am just wondering why it the world it would be ok to put a childs life in jeapardy and think that that child is being taught that that is being selfish?! Obviously this Sara Miller is a complete idiot and I hope for her sake her child or children don't follow in her footsteps!! Kathy please don't let her get to you, don't give her that satisfaction although I completely agree with you, she is not worth your time or aggrivation unless you have to deal with her directly! You are a great parent and I feel for the families that have to deal with food allergies! Oxoxox

  440. Alexandra Schierl Gathof

    Am just wondering why it the world it would be ok to put a childs life in jeapardy and think that that child is being taught that that is being selfish?! Obviously this Sara Miller is a complete idiot and I hope for her sake her child or children don't follow in her footsteps!! Kathy please don't let her get to you, don't give her that satisfaction although I completely agree with you, she is not worth your time or aggrivation unless you have to deal with her directly! You are a great parent and I feel for the families that have to deal with food allergies! Oxoxox

  441. Alexandra Schierl Gathof

    Am just wondering why it the world it would be ok to put a childs life in jeapardy and think that that child is being taught that that is being selfish?! Obviously this Sara Miller is a complete idiot and I hope for her sake her child or children don't follow in her footsteps!! Kathy please don't let her get to you, don't give her that satisfaction although I completely agree with you, she is not worth your time or aggrivation unless you have to deal with her directly! You are a great parent and I feel for the families that have to deal with food allergies! Oxoxox

  442. Alexandra Schierl Gathof

    Am just wondering why it the world it would be ok to put a childs life in jeapardy and think that that child is being taught that that is being selfish?! Obviously this Sara Miller is a complete idiot and I hope for her sake her child or children don't follow in her footsteps!! Kathy please don't let her get to you, don't give her that satisfaction although I completely agree with you, she is not worth your time or aggrivation unless you have to deal with her directly! You are a great parent and I feel for the families that have to deal with food allergies! Oxoxox

  443. Alexandra Schierl Gathof

    Am just wondering why it the world it would be ok to put a childs life in jeapardy and think that that child is being taught that that is being selfish?! Obviously this Sara Miller is a complete idiot and I hope for her sake her child or children don't follow in her footsteps!! Kathy please don't let her get to you, don't give her that satisfaction although I completely agree with you, she is not worth your time or aggrivation unless you have to deal with her directly! You are a great parent and I feel for the families that have to deal with food allergies! Oxoxox

  444. Alexandra Schierl Gathof

    Am just wondering why it the world it would be ok to put a childs life in jeapardy and think that that child is being taught that that is being selfish?! Obviously this Sara Miller is a complete idiot and I hope for her sake her child or children don't follow in her footsteps!! Kathy please don't let her get to you, don't give her that satisfaction although I completely agree with you, she is not worth your time or aggrivation unless you have to deal with her directly! You are a great parent and I feel for the families that have to deal with food allergies! Oxoxox

  445. Alexandra Schierl Gathof

    Am just wondering why it the world it would be ok to put a childs life in jeapardy and think that that child is being taught that that is being selfish?! Obviously this Sara Miller is a complete idiot and I hope for her sake her child or children don't follow in her footsteps!! Kathy please don't let her get to you, don't give her that satisfaction although I completely agree with you, she is not worth your time or aggrivation unless you have to deal with her directly! You are a great parent and I feel for the families that have to deal with food allergies! Oxoxox

  446. Alexandra Schierl Gathof

    Am just wondering why it the world it would be ok to put a childs life in jeapardy and think that that child is being taught that that is being selfish?! Obviously this Sara Miller is a complete idiot and I hope for her sake her child or children don't follow in her footsteps!! Kathy please don't let her get to you, don't give her that satisfaction although I completely agree with you, she is not worth your time or aggrivation unless you have to deal with her directly! You are a great parent and I feel for the families that have to deal with food allergies! Oxoxox

  447. Alexandra Schierl Gathof

    Am just wondering why it the world it would be ok to put a childs life in jeapardy and think that that child is being taught that that is being selfish?! Obviously this Sara Miller is a complete idiot and I hope for her sake her child or children don't follow in her footsteps!! Kathy please don't let her get to you, don't give her that satisfaction although I completely agree with you, she is not worth your time or aggrivation unless you have to deal with her directly! You are a great parent and I feel for the families that have to deal with food allergies! Oxoxox

  448. Alexandra Schierl Gathof

    Am just wondering why it the world it would be ok to put a childs life in jeapardy and think that that child is being taught that that is being selfish?! Obviously this Sara Miller is a complete idiot and I hope for her sake her child or children don't follow in her footsteps!! Kathy please don't let her get to you, don't give her that satisfaction although I completely agree with you, she is not worth your time or aggrivation unless you have to deal with her directly! You are a great parent and I feel for the families that have to deal with food allergies! Oxoxox

  449. Hannah McLain

    its a really really common allergy. alot of ppl can come to near death from just breathing in air where peanuts have recently been. its a pretty common and very serious allergy there is nothing ridiculous about it at all.

  450. Jim McKay

    Why should the problem of a single child or even 2 or 3 in a school district dictate my behavior in feeding MY child? I am so tired of the "We are entitled to tell YOU what to do." attitude of people these days. I am sorry for your child's health concerns, but I didn't cause them, and I believe it's time for parents to accept and acknowledge that they need to be responsible for their own children, and quit telling me what my children can and cannot do. If you don't want your child at a school because someone "might" eat peanuts or peanut butter there, find somewhere else to send your child.

  451. Cynthia Aspengren

    Sara Miller You and the rest of the people who have no concern for anyone other than themselves should stay home and not breed. If you are so unpleasant and unhappy with public education, don't use it. Keep your kids home where you can feed them whatever you want. And I am quite sure the vegetarian family has many ways to get the nutrition they need without peanut butter. Don't worry about us veggies. we are quite resourceful and creative. I am stunned you are even sticking up for anyone who doesn't eat meat. It is only so you can bitch about peanut butter being band. It is not out of concern for anyone else.

  452. Cynthia Aspengren

    Sara Miller You and the rest of the people who have no concern for anyone other than themselves should stay home and not breed. If you are so unpleasant and unhappy with public education, don't use it. Keep your kids home where you can feed them whatever you want. And I am quite sure the vegetarian family has many ways to get the nutrition they need without peanut butter. Don't worry about us veggies. we are quite resourceful and creative. I am stunned you are even sticking up for anyone who doesn't eat meat. It is only so you can bitch about peanut butter being band. It is not out of concern for anyone else.

  453. Cynthia Aspengren

    Sara Miller You and the rest of the people who have no concern for anyone other than themselves should stay home and not breed. If you are so unpleasant and unhappy with public education, don't use it. Keep your kids home where you can feed them whatever you want. And I am quite sure the vegetarian family has many ways to get the nutrition they need without peanut butter. Don't worry about us veggies. we are quite resourceful and creative. I am stunned you are even sticking up for anyone who doesn't eat meat. It is only so you can bitch about peanut butter being band. It is not out of concern for anyone else.

  454. Cynthia Aspengren

    Sara Miller You and the rest of the people who have no concern for anyone other than themselves should stay home and not breed. If you are so unpleasant and unhappy with public education, don't use it. Keep your kids home where you can feed them whatever you want. And I am quite sure the vegetarian family has many ways to get the nutrition they need without peanut butter. Don't worry about us veggies. we are quite resourceful and creative. I am stunned you are even sticking up for anyone who doesn't eat meat. It is only so you can bitch about peanut butter being band. It is not out of concern for anyone else.

  455. Cynthia Aspengren

    Christina Nix It is clear you care only for yourself. If your child was snatched by someone and no one did anything to help, you would be the first to start suing. You are spoiled, therefore your child is. You think no one should do anything you don't like. If you don't like what the school is doing, send your kid to a different school. I am sure the school would be happy to see the bully family leave.

  456. Cynthia Aspengren

    Connie Stafford Never heard of ice packs? Really? You need to try harder.

  457. Christina Nix

    Andrew Daniele – if bringing a SANDWICH kills a child that is NOT my fault! are you suggesting that as a parent I need to cater to over 500 students who may or may not be allergic to SOMETHING?!?! how about this. for all those worried about sticky fingers, i suggest you follow those kids with sticky fingers to the restroom, show them how to wash their hands, and then follow them onto the playground with a super sized container of clorox wipes, and make sure to wipe down every single surface your child COULD come into contact with. after you get done with that, go back into the restroom with the kids who ate peanut butter, drank milk, ate strawberries, maybe seafood, or maybe took some type of oral penicillan and make sure they brush their teeth to make sure they dont SPIT on your child whether on purpose or accident. oh and make sure that you child stays at least 5 feet away from every other kid in the school. who knows what other diseases these kids could have? during the day make sure you hover around every other child who MIGHT do something to harm your child. oh wait thats not your job? youre the parent. parent your own kid. arm them the best way you can and trust that they use THEIR OWN judgement to not eat something they shouldnt. if you are worried about your kid eating something they shouldnt then maybe you should look at your parenting skills and change them. you should be able to leave your child at school and not have to worry about if they will go around kissing those with peanut butter breath!

  458. Christina Nix

    yup im calloused. and my child is just fine thank you. no allergies to anything and if anything should happen she knows how to hunt fish and what plants are helpful and others that are hurtful. she can build her own shelter and if need be how to hunker down. she will be fine. so yes being from a family of hunters and survivors i see anyone who cant have something a little stupid. oh no! you might die because you eat a nut? please. pansy! i have to teach my child to not eat peanuts! wow. i had to teach mine the difference between a regualr ivy plant and poison oak/ivy. what type of trees are good for climbing for their fruit, what makes good shelter, how to find water, how to purify water and basic survival instruction. if i can do that with a 3 yr old, im sure teaching your kid not to eat a peanut is a piece of cake. and lisa… if i am alive then apparently i am in the gene pool genius. and shooting someones cat is not hunting. shooting a deer at 100 yards with a bow and arrow is hunting.

  459. Christina Nix

    and as this guy said – Jim McKay · Smsu
    The U.S. in general has gone overboard in the catering to every special need, no matter how big or small that need may be. Somehow, the thought that my child can't have a LEGAL, NUTRITIOUS, AND GENERALLY ACCEPTED sandwich at lunch time, because YOUR KID has an allergy is absurd! Why do your needs, no matter how honest and real, "trump" my right to serve what I wish to my child? What will be next – banning egg salad sandwiches, fresh strawberries, and milk products? Or stopping your child from using an albuterol inhaler because another child has an allergy to it? We can only force the masses to suffer so many "special requirements" before we become ludicris in our demands! I believe that the school should protect your child WITHOUT PENALIZING THE OTHERS. The emphasis should be on requiring those that need something outside the norm to find non-invasive remedies that don't require all others to change. Let's have the public and private schools come up with ways to segregate what you have a problem with from what my kids like. Sorry, maybe time for YOU to consider home schooling rather than tell ME to find other food!!
    it seems you people are in the minority of this "debate". trying to jusify why i should have to change my eating habits to protect your child.

  460. Christina Nix

    and as this guy said – Jim McKay · Smsu
    The U.S. in general has gone overboard in the catering to every special need, no matter how big or small that need may be. Somehow, the thought that my child can't have a LEGAL, NUTRITIOUS, AND GENERALLY ACCEPTED sandwich at lunch time, because YOUR KID has an allergy is absurd! Why do your needs, no matter how honest and real, "trump" my right to serve what I wish to my child? What will be next – banning egg salad sandwiches, fresh strawberries, and milk products? Or stopping your child from using an albuterol inhaler because another child has an allergy to it? We can only force the masses to suffer so many "special requirements" before we become ludicris in our demands! I believe that the school should protect your child WITHOUT PENALIZING THE OTHERS. The emphasis should be on requiring those that need something outside the norm to find non-invasive remedies that don't require all others to change. Let's have the public and private schools come up with ways to segregate what you have a problem with from what my kids like. Sorry, maybe time for YOU to consider home schooling rather than tell ME to find other food!!
    it seems you people are in the minority of this "debate". trying to jusify why i should have to change my eating habits to protect your child.

  461. Jim McKay

    Well said Christina! I'm sorry someone's child has a problem, but – I DIDN'T CAUSE IT, I AM NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR YOUR CHILD, AND I STILL BELIEVE IN MAJORITY RULES. Believe me, if my kid's school district impossed this ban, they would be wasting lots money defending themselves against my lawsuit. Ban PB+J sandwiches? Ridiculous!!!!

  462. Ron Gibson

    i think you should send your kid to a private school.
    this is unreal that kids can't take a certain lunch because
    other kids are allergic.

  463. Ryan Riethmiller

    There are some weird allergies out there. people can be allergic to grass or the sun or even fruit. What about these kids? are we going to rip up all the grass around the school? are we going to banish kids from ever going outside? are we not going to allow kids to eat fruit? some people are even allergic to water are we going to banish that too? this is a stupid rule and should be done away with.

  464. Jim McKay

    Kat, you may be passionate about those things for your child, I am not! I think you need to come up with a different solution than "I have special needs so you all have to do what I want" answer. We could get into the asthma conumdrum here too. Ban perfume, perfumed deoderants, don't let children that come from smoking homes wear their smoke saturated clothes? My child could die from an asthma attack, but you don't hear me whining. How about the child that has an allergy to albuterol – ban my child's inhaler? Work to find AGREEABLE solutions, not self-righteous directives.

  465. Jim McKay

    And as a dietitian, I take objection to your comment about chocolate milk! If, as in our district, it is skim milk, who cares that it's chocolate? Chocolate is not bad for anyone! And children up to 6-7 years old do need whole milk for the fat content. It is used by the body to lubricate joints. And I agree – deal with what has been dealt to you – take care of your child at home if the problem is that severe!!! Why should the other 100's in the school have to change their behavior when YOU could take a little ownership in the problem and handle it yourself?!

  466. Christina Nix

    cyntha i love how you tell me what would happen. how about this. true story. when my daughter was 7 she got on the wrong bus. not her fault they had the bus numbers labeled wrong. for 1 hour i had no idea where my child was but the LAST thing on my mind was suing the school over their screw up. she was found SAFE and the school was already on the phone with the police searching for the missing students. they did all they could to help find my child and make sure she was protected. you can bet your ass that now when she gets on a bus she asks if it is the correct bus. but she doesnt hardly ever ride the bus. i drive her and pick her up. my choice. not because i dont trust the school but because we have after school activities. spoiled? not likely. i can tell you she is MORE than willing to go into her toy box and pull out stuff to donate. wanna know how i know? 3 times a year we clean out her toy box. EVERY year. and she is HAPPY to do so. yeah. spoiled. and cynthia, youre the biggest one on here screaming the loudest trying to make sure YOUR opinion is covered. YOUR opinion is heard. sounds like YOURE the attention whore. i feel sorry fo ryour kids. your brother is prolly looking down on you thanking God he didnt have to deal with you anymore.

  467. Christina Nix

    so because someone doesnt agree with you that makes them a moron and an idiot. how pathetic you people are. it is what it is! we are sick and tired of catering to the few who are allergic or offended or whatever! remember saying the Lord Prayer before every high school football game? yeah the majority didnt agree with it being taken out HOWEVER some loose nut decided she was offended and heaven forbid she change her life to show up AFTER the Prayer she demanded it be gone for good! look at hitler! had you lived in WWII era your child would ave been killed because of the nut allergy. bibles being taken out of courthouses – some of which had been there since the 1800's – because someone was offended. a minor few were offended. when will it end? so we take out nuts. great. no more nuts. then someone says well what about milk? my child is allergic to milk! ok fine no more milk. then strawberries. then honey. then heaven forbid a kid needs some type of antibiotic. well hang on doctor before you prescribe that, i need to call the school and make sure it wont be in access of anyone else who MIGHT be in contact with that and get sick. oh wait. so now the lady down the street who just lost her job cant afford a lunch kit with a freeze pack. lets pack up lunch and stick it in there, put it in a locker and lets make sure MY kid gets the possibility of food poisning because your kid cant accept other food products. when does it end?

  468. Perry Levin

    It seems the new American policy of everyone having to get their way (and to hell with everyone else) is alive and well in Arkansas.

  469. Sara Miller

    –See none of you can listen to reason.

    So very sad.

    You’re all bullies and that’s shameful.

    I guess you can keep vilifying those that care for children, and those that care for the poor—cause that’s kind of who you are—the thought that you might grow a heart bigger than a flea is unrealistic—I get that.

    –Unfortunately, I’m just not interested in excuses. We hear them from kids each day—so hearing them from adults ends up being kind of pathetic—you understand.

    People who are evil and selfish and only think about themselves and their own families to the exclusion of other families and indeed society at large—are considered pathological.

    There’s nothing selfless about a parent only caring about their own. It’s just like racists who only are about their own race.

    Same thing.
    So having children doesn’t automatically make you 'selfless'; and indeed can have a tendency to make you more selfish.

    There may be nothing that can be done to educate you—or improve your morals.

    In the meantime other people’s children have to suffer.

    Hope you’re proud.

  470. Sara Miller

    "peanut butter being band" Oh I didn't peanut butter was in a band! :) ha ha

  471. Brian Giesler

    I don't believe that anyone here is upset with the fact that one does not agree with the other. Personally, I am in awe about the comments from those who have decided to inject their opinions into a subject they, and your self included, Christina are so obviously uneducated about. This is not about peanut butter, this is not about milk, strawberries or honey. This is about the never ending list of allergies these children have. It is not only the responsibility and that childs parents to respect these allergies. It is the responsibility of anyone who might have contact with this child because the allergies are truly that sensitive. But sense you decided to bring up nuts and milk in the same sentence, did you know, that children with nut allergies, generally can not drink regular milk? Start reading!!!

  472. Jim McKay

    You are un-educated on the matter of peanut butter and it's nutritious value. It IS NOT loaded with sugar! All of these people spouting of their ignorant beliefs and opinions as if they are fact make me have a lot less faith in humanity! And I don't believe that a child has EVER died from second hand contact with peanut butter or peanut oil. Good grief – more kids die from chocking on hotdogs than from eating peanut butter! Get the facts straight!

  473. Christina Nix

    know what brian? i dont care really. i worry about my child. i worry about her. thats it. i will stop one persons kid from stepping into traffic. i will stop a kid from putting something i know is poisonous in their mouth. i will stop to watch some kids to make sure they get into their house safely from the bus stop if i happen to be outside. but i am not going to go out of my way to make sure someone elses kid is safe. thats the parents job. if you are insecure about your child and their allergies, make sure that your child is in a safe environment. with all the school shootings i would say school is NOT a safe environment. you are putting trust into the school to know whats best for your child. requst the child be seperated. request that the child be allowed to carry clorox wipes to clean off surfaces your child will touch. do NOT tell me my child cannot have pb because of your child. i am uneducated about peanut allergies because i dont have them. yes fine whatever. i dont have to deal with it so what do i care? and yes it does have EVERYTHING to do with milk, fish honey, strawberries and anything else. because we ban peanuts. fine. whats next? when does it end?

  474. Christina Nix

    know what brian? i dont care really. i worry about my child. i worry about her. thats it. i will stop one persons kid from stepping into traffic. i will stop a kid from putting something i know is poisonous in their mouth. i will stop to watch some kids to make sure they get into their house safely from the bus stop if i happen to be outside. but i am not going to go out of my way to make sure someone elses kid is safe. thats the parents job. if you are insecure about your child and their allergies, make sure that your child is in a safe environment. with all the school shootings i would say school is NOT a safe environment. you are putting trust into the school to know whats best for your child. requst the child be seperated. request that the child be allowed to carry clorox wipes to clean off surfaces your child will touch. do NOT tell me my child cannot have pb because of your child. i am uneducated about peanut allergies because i dont have them. yes fine whatever. i dont have to deal with it so what do i care? and yes it does have EVERYTHING to do with milk, fish honey, strawberries and anything else. because we ban peanuts. fine. whats next? when does it end?

  475. Sara Miller

    –Okay! We get it!

    You’re all hateful bullies who don’t give a damn about children unless they’re *your* bloodline!

    We get it!

    Whenever someone raises a reasonable concern or question you fly off the handle with hate and epithets and bring up ‘Hitler’ in your proud moments.

    We get it.

    You can’t think for *a moment* about anyone but yourself.

    We get it.

    No need to continue to embarrass yourselves, your families and the failures you call ‘parents’.

    God help you.

  476. Gene Wagstaff

    I am adding this to my list of how the "politically correct" make great big asses of themselves. That school district and others like it deserve to be laughingstocks. The administration of that district need to be replaced with horses; horses have the one thing they totally lack: horse sense. Also, their college degrees need to be totally nullified.

  477. Brian Giesler

    Ignorance is bliss! My children do not have any allergies by the way.

  478. Sara Miller

    Christina is right; What’s next?

    You people think nothing of restricting and harming poor children—what’s next on your agenda?

    Who else has to suffer because you can’t for once think about anybody but yourselves?

    When I go to church tomorrow are you going to tell me where can and can’t sit?

    When I go to lunch with my co-workers on Monday will you be there to police where and what we eat?

    Will you shut down Disneyland to all the children of the world because you heard that there might be this one-thing-that-possibly-maybe-doesn’t’-work-for –YOUR –particular-child?

    The fact that you’re all soo hateful and cruel here—threatening *PHYSICAL VIOLENCE* against the education community? Really?

    You think that makes you look noble?

    Vilifying the education community will come back to haunt you—and your children.

  479. Christina Nix

    youre right brian. ignorance is bliss. i dont care about a peanut allergy because i dont deal with it HOWEVER i am very knowledgeble about criminals and dogs and horses and cats and other things that INTEREST me. knowing about an allergy that i dont deal with doesnt interest me. not because i dont care that some kid could die but because i dont know anyone who has a peanut allergy.

  480. Christina Nix

    youre right brian. ignorance is bliss. i dont care about a peanut allergy because i dont deal with it HOWEVER i am very knowledgeble about criminals and dogs and horses and cats and other things that INTEREST me. knowing about an allergy that i dont deal with doesnt interest me. not because i dont care that some kid could die but because i dont know anyone who has a peanut allergy.

  481. Andrew Daniele

    Christina Nix Yes continue to be ignorant thinking that the issue is only teaching your child not to eat peanuts. The issue is other kids in the school. You can teach your child to avoid peanuts, but you can't teach the other kids to wash there hands, not drop there sandwich on the table and smear the peanut butter not clean it up. And thank you for proving my point, you don't have to worry about allergies so you don't care. Great outlook on life, why bother caring about anyone but yourself.

  482. Jenna Staloch

    I agree with Christina. This whole thing is ridiculous. Sure, you can force a peanut ban at school, but what happens with these kids outside of school? I'm willing to bet school is not the only public place the kids go. The mall, the park, the pool, the museum, etc–these places are not going to have these bans. What about college? The work place? These places are not going to go to extremes to accommodate one person's needs. That's not how the world works. Kids should be taught at an early age that the world is not going to bend to their every need. The sooner they are taught how to properly deal with this condition, as it will be something they will have for the rest of their lives, the better off they will be. That starts at home with parents TEACHING their children how to avoid things that may be harmful, not forcing a school to ban something that is perfectly healthy to a majority of its students in favor of a small few who can't handle it. And if a child is truly allergic to the point of not being able to be in the same room or just smelling the fumes, then I feel for the safety of the child it really is necessary to home-school as it is the only place to be certain the child won't be exposed.

    I'm sure to some readers my post is going to sound insensitive, but this is how I feel. We are talking about peanut butter here, not drugs or cigarettes or alcohol. And we don't see lactose people asking for dairy bans, or those allergic to wheat asking to ban bread and pasta, or vegetarians wanting bans on meat. Part of life is learning to live with the hand you're dealt, both the good and the bad.

  483. Christina Nix

    i care about my child and her welfare. i teach her how to be clean and how to take care of herself. she has a thing about germs so i dont worry about her washing her hands. she doesnt like touching anyone, and she doesnt like anyone to be in her space. its not my child you worry about. i teach my child to be responsible. andrew make sure YOUR child is safe and clean. make sure YOUR child cleans up its area. make sure YOUR child is seperated from other children. it is YOUR responsibility.

  484. Brian Giesler

    If it didn't interest you, you would not have read this article, nor would you still be here entertaining us with your ignorance. Have a good night.

  485. Tammy Blair

    Why ia their allergy so important? They should be smart enough to stay away from peanuts!!!!! why is their right to eat lunch more important? Im sure there are foods you don't like and are not forced to eat.!!!!! And she does not eat breakfast!! And my child coulddie from the nut allergy kid opening a penicllin perscription around her, but they don't ban antibotics do they?

  486. Sara Miller

    And I *do* know kids with this allergy, (and am ‘educated’ about it for the record.) However, fortunately—truly and blessedly—they are in good moral families who do not ask the entire world to bend to their will.

    They instead are *responsible* and decent people—they take several measures many of which are outlined in literature and on the net—to protect them.

    They’re respectable and conscientious people who love their children—not to the exclusion of other people’s children.

    They take care of their own, without harming others.

    ~Imagine that.~

  487. Daniel LeBlanc

    If a peanut allergy can be airborne, what happens if a student had peanut butter BEFORE coming to school and someone had a reaction when he arrived at the bus/school? Will the state ban home use of the product to protect others? I understand the need to be extremely careful, but like others have stated in this thread, perhaps there's a way to accommodate both sides without being crazy. Maybe we should find out what's causing the increase of this once rare allergy in the first place.

  488. Brian Giesler

    Harming others? Please enlighten us to that. This should be interesting.

  489. Christina Nix

    actually it is a debate and i clicked on the article because i was wondering how peanut butter sandwichs caused a debate…. so go to bed now brian. you know nothing of me

  490. Christina Nix

    actually it is a debate and i clicked on the article because i was wondering how peanut butter sandwichs caused a debate…. so go to bed now brian. you know nothing of me

  491. Christina Nix

    actually it is a debate and i clicked on the article because i was wondering how peanut butter sandwichs caused a debate…. so go to bed now brian. you know nothing of me

  492. Sara Miller

    Sadly Sir, I need to prepare for bed for church in the morning, so I don’t have time to list here what I’ve seen firsthand.

    Again though I also see families that are respectable and conscientious people who love their children—not to the exclusion of other people’s children. And that always gives one Hope.

  493. Kelly Zwick Stobie

    lets ban everything. We will all send our kids to school with a healthy lunch of water and wheat grass. Oh wait, someone may be allergic to grass. Here's your meat free for the vegans, pork free for those of the religions that are not allowed, nuts for nut allergic, strawberries, citrus and melon free for those who have a sensitivity, sunflower bread for those who are allergic to wheat, coconut milk for the lacto/soy allergic, latex free lunch box, no rice, no dairy, no eggs, no shellfish, no anything, PC over sensitive ridiculousness that has become our school lunch system. Ypu can not protect your child from everything 100% of the time. For those that are not well off, peanut butter is great source of protein at a fair price. Nothing else can come close that is as tasty and universally accepted by kids. If your child is that sensitive, he can have a buddy eat lunch with him at the allergy table or in the classroom. Commen sense has been lost in the country. No child deserves to die because of an allergy, but how much does one school have to be burdened because of one case? My children are taught the world does not revolve around them. It is a horrible and predidctable trend that everyone in this country is raising their child to think just the opposite.

  494. Zoltar Frum Andromeda

    If those kids will NOT EAT unless it is pb and j, then fucc it! They ass don't need to eat hahaha kids these days are the ones running they parents. Autism my a$$. These lil mofucaz just think they can get away with anything. Get the belt out on they a$$. Parents these days smh.

  495. Zoltar Frum Andromeda

    n if this comment make u mad then u dont need to have no kids. i talk ignorant as fuc sumtimes jus cuz thas how i do, but my kids r the most well behaved u will ever see, much better behaved than yours thats for damn sure.

  496. Anonymous

    its actually good for their health as well. There is absolutely zero nutritional value in a pb and j. Though I'm not sure nitrate filled lunch meat is any better. Sad world of food we live in.

  497. Anonymous

    Rb Redmond no actually it is VERY high in fat. Not very healthy at all. Healthy would be more fruits and veggies, not fat loaded peanut butter mixed with sugar loaded jelly and not to mention the numerous calories in the bread. SOOOO after reading many of the comments, I would agree that more people need to be educated, and the thought of a poor child suffering from the feeling of not being able to breath (this happens in an allergic reaction, which is an Emergency). Ban PB&J, who cares. More food is out there jeez.

  498. Kevin William Smith

    Tammy are these mean people not able to read and share information ?

    Dr. Christakis points out that about 3.3 million Americans are allergic to nuts, and even more — 6.9 million — are allergic to seafood. But of 30 million hospitalizations each year, just 2,000 are due to food allergies, and about 150 people die annually from serious allergic food reactions. That’s the same number of people killed by bee stings and lightning strikes combined.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Peanut_allergy

    http://www.wowbutter.com/?gclid=CIC2gvnWubICFayPPAodOgkAQA

    , I'm allergic to peanuts and I like the taste ,

    Peanut and tree nut (pecans, walnuts, almonds, etc.) allergy can be a serious condition that affects approximately three million Americans, or 1.1 percent of the population.

    Peanuts are the leading cause of severe food allergic reactions, followed by shellfish, fish, tree nuts and eggs. (Food Allergy Network)
    http://www.medicinenet.com/script/main/art.asp?articlekey=15618 , http://www.webmd.com/allergies/tc/peanut-allergy-overview , What is a peanut allergy?

    A peanut allergy is a reaction that occurs when your body mistakenly identifies peanuts as harmful substances. When you eat peanuts or food containing peanuts, your immune system-the body's natural defense system that fights infections and diseases-overreacts and can cause a serious, even life-threatening response.
    What causes a peanut allergy?

    peanuts causing an overreaction of the immune system which in a small percentage of people may lead to severe physical symptoms. It is estimated to affect 0.4-0.6% of the population.[1] In England, an estimated 4,000 people are newly diagnosed with peanut allergy per year (11 per day); 25,700 having been diagnosed with peanut allergy by a clinician at some point in their lives.[2]

    The most severe allergies in general can result in anaphylaxis,[3] an emergency situation requiring immediate attention and treatment with epinephrine.

    It is usually treated with an exclusion diet and vigilant avoidance of foods that may contain whole peanuts or peanut particles and/or oils.

    An allergic reaction occurs when your immune system overreacts and releases chemicals, including histamine, into your blood. These chemicals can affect different tissues in the body, such as the skin, eyes, nose, airways, intestinal tract, lungs, and blood vessels. It's not clear why peanuts trigger this response in some people. People who are allergic to peanuts may have a life-threatening reaction called anaphylaxis. Symptoms of anaphylaxis can include problems breathing and swallowing, vomiting and diarrhea, dizziness, dangerously low blood pressure, swelling of the lips, tongue, throat, and other parts of the body, and loss of consciousness. If not treated, death can result. Anaphylaxis usually occurs within minutes but can occur up to several hours after eating peanuts or peanut products. , laryngospasm is an uncontrolled/involuntary muscular contraction (spasm) of the laryngeal cords. In some individuals this can occur spontaneously or as a result of reflux or impaired swallowing. It is also a complication associated with anesthesia. The spasm can happen often without any provocation, but tends to occur after tracheal extubation. In children, the condition can be particularly deadly, leading to cardiac arrest within 30–45 seconds, and is a possible cause of death associated with the induction of general anesthesia in the paediatric population.

  499. Kevin William Smith

    these people not able to read and share information ?

    Dr. Christakis points out that about 3.3 million Americans are allergic to nuts, and even more — 6.9 million — are allergic to seafood. But of 30 million hospitalizations each year, just 2,000 are due to food allergies, and about 150 people die annually from serious allergic food reactions. That’s the same number of people killed by bee stings and lightning strikes combined.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Peanut_allergy

    http://www.wowbutter.com/?gclid=CIC2gvnWubICFayPPAodOgkAQA

    , I'm allergic to peanuts and I like the taste ,

    Peanut and tree nut (pecans, walnuts, almonds, etc.) allergy can be a serious condition that affects approximately three million Americans, or 1.1 percent of the population.

    Peanuts are the leading cause of severe food allergic reactions, followed by shellfish, fish, tree nuts and eggs. (Food Allergy Network)
    http://www.medicinenet.com/script/main/art.asp?articlekey=15618 , http://www.webmd.com/allergies/tc/peanut-allergy-overview , What is a peanut allergy?

    A peanut allergy is a reaction that occurs when your body mistakenly identifies peanuts as harmful substances. When you eat peanuts or food containing peanuts, your immune system-the body's natural defense system that fights infections and diseases-overreacts and can cause a serious, even life-threatening response.
    What causes a peanut allergy?

    peanuts causing an overreaction of the immune system which in a small percentage of people may lead to severe physical symptoms. It is estimated to affect 0.4-0.6% of the population.[1] In England, an estimated 4,000 people are newly diagnosed with peanut allergy per year (11 per day); 25,700 having been diagnosed with peanut allergy by a clinician at some point in their lives.[2]

    The most severe allergies in general can result in anaphylaxis,[3] an emergency situation requiring immediate attention and treatment with epinephrine.

    It is usually treated with an exclusion diet and vigilant avoidance of foods that may contain whole peanuts or peanut particles and/or oils.

    An allergic reaction occurs when your immune system overreacts and releases chemicals, including histamine, into your blood. These chemicals can affect different tissues in the body, such as the skin, eyes, nose, airways, intestinal tract, lungs, and blood vessels. It's not clear why peanuts trigger this response in some people. People who are allergic to peanuts may have a life-threatening reaction called anaphylaxis. Symptoms of anaphylaxis can include problems breathing and swallowing, vomiting and diarrhea, dizziness, dangerously low blood pressure, swelling of the lips, tongue, throat, and other parts of the body, and loss of consciousness. If not treated, death can result. Anaphylaxis usually occurs within minutes but can occur up to several hours after eating peanuts or peanut products. , laryngospasm is an uncontrolled/involuntary muscular contraction (spasm) of the laryngeal cords. In some individuals this can occur spontaneously or as a result of reflux or impaired swallowing. It is also a complication associated with anesthesia. The spasm can happen often without any provocation, but tends to occur after tracheal extubation. In children, the condition can be particularly deadly, leading to cardiac arrest within 30–45 seconds, and is a possible cause of death associated with the induction of general anesthesia in the paediatric population.

  500. Kevin William Smith

    these people not able to read and share information ?

    Dr. Christakis points out that about 3.3 million Americans are allergic to nuts, and even more — 6.9 million — are allergic to seafood. But of 30 million hospitalizations each year, just 2,000 are due to food allergies, and about 150 people die annually from serious allergic food reactions. That’s the same number of people killed by bee stings and lightning strikes combined.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Peanut_allergy

    http://www.wowbutter.com/?gclid=CIC2gvnWubICFayPPAodOgkAQA

    , I'm allergic to peanuts and I like the taste ,

    Peanut and tree nut (pecans, walnuts, almonds, etc.) allergy can be a serious condition that affects approximately three million Americans, or 1.1 percent of the population.

    Peanuts are the leading cause of severe food allergic reactions, followed by shellfish, fish, tree nuts and eggs. (Food Allergy Network)
    http://www.medicinenet.com/script/main/art.asp?articlekey=15618 , http://www.webmd.com/allergies/tc/peanut-allergy-overview , What is a peanut allergy?

    A peanut allergy is a reaction that occurs when your body mistakenly identifies peanuts as harmful substances. When you eat peanuts or food containing peanuts, your immune system-the body's natural defense system that fights infections and diseases-overreacts and can cause a serious, even life-threatening response.
    What causes a peanut allergy?

    peanuts causing an overreaction of the immune system which in a small percentage of people may lead to severe physical symptoms. It is estimated to affect 0.4-0.6% of the population.[1] In England, an estimated 4,000 people are newly diagnosed with peanut allergy per year (11 per day); 25,700 having been diagnosed with peanut allergy by a clinician at some point in their lives.[2]

    The most severe allergies in general can result in anaphylaxis,[3] an emergency situation requiring immediate attention and treatment with epinephrine.

    It is usually treated with an exclusion diet and vigilant avoidance of foods that may contain whole peanuts or peanut particles and/or oils.

    An allergic reaction occurs when your immune system overreacts and releases chemicals, including histamine, into your blood. These chemicals can affect different tissues in the body, such as the skin, eyes, nose, airways, intestinal tract, lungs, and blood vessels. It's not clear why peanuts trigger this response in some people. People who are allergic to peanuts may have a life-threatening reaction called anaphylaxis. Symptoms of anaphylaxis can include problems breathing and swallowing, vomiting and diarrhea, dizziness, dangerously low blood pressure, swelling of the lips, tongue, throat, and other parts of the body, and loss of consciousness. If not treated, death can result. Anaphylaxis usually occurs within minutes but can occur up to several hours after eating peanuts or peanut products. , laryngospasm is an uncontrolled/involuntary muscular contraction (spasm) of the laryngeal cords. In some individuals this can occur spontaneously or as a result of reflux or impaired swallowing. It is also a complication associated with anesthesia. The spasm can happen often without any provocation, but tends to occur after tracheal extubation. In children, the condition can be particularly deadly, leading to cardiac arrest within 30–45 seconds, and is a possible cause of death associated with the induction of general anesthesia in the paediatric population.

  501. Kevin William Smith

    we all die .. it's nuts…. these people not able to read and share information ?

    Dr. Christakis points out that about 3.3 million Americans are allergic to nuts, and even more — 6.9 million — are allergic to seafood. But of 30 million hospitalizations each year, just 2,000 are due to food allergies, and about 150 people die annually from serious allergic food reactions. That’s the same number of people killed by bee stings and lightning strikes combined.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Peanut_allergy

    http://www.wowbutter.com/?gclid=CIC2gvnWubICFayPPAodOgkAQA

    , I'm allergic to peanuts and I like the taste ,

    Peanut and tree nut (pecans, walnuts, almonds, etc.) allergy can be a serious condition that affects approximately three million Americans, or 1.1 percent of the population.

    Peanuts are the leading cause of severe food allergic reactions, followed by shellfish, fish, tree nuts and eggs. (Food Allergy Network)
    http://www.medicinenet.com/script/main/art.asp?articlekey=15618 , http://www.webmd.com/allergies/tc/peanut-allergy-overview , What is a peanut allergy?

    A peanut allergy is a reaction that occurs when your body mistakenly identifies peanuts as harmful substances. When you eat peanuts or food containing peanuts, your immune system-the body's natural defense system that fights infections and diseases-overreacts and can cause a serious, even life-threatening response.
    What causes a peanut allergy?

    peanuts causing an overreaction of the immune system which in a small percentage of people may lead to severe physical symptoms. It is estimated to affect 0.4-0.6% of the population.[1] In England, an estimated 4,000 people are newly diagnosed with peanut allergy per year (11 per day); 25,700 having been diagnosed with peanut allergy by a clinician at some point in their lives.[2]

    The most severe allergies in general can result in anaphylaxis,[3] an emergency situation requiring immediate attention and treatment with epinephrine.

    It is usually treated with an exclusion diet and vigilant avoidance of foods that may contain whole peanuts or peanut particles and/or oils.

    An allergic reaction occurs when your immune system overreacts and releases chemicals, including histamine, into your blood. These chemicals can affect different tissues in the body, such as the skin, eyes, nose, airways, intestinal tract, lungs, and blood vessels. It's not clear why peanuts trigger this response in some people. People who are allergic to peanuts may have a life-threatening reaction called anaphylaxis. Symptoms of anaphylaxis can include problems breathing and swallowing, vomiting and diarrhea, dizziness, dangerously low blood pressure, swelling of the lips, tongue, throat, and other parts of the body, and loss of consciousness. If not treated, death can result. Anaphylaxis usually occurs within minutes but can occur up to several hours after eating peanuts or peanut products. , laryngospasm is an uncontrolled/involuntary muscular contraction (spasm) of the laryngeal cords. In some individuals this can occur spontaneously or as a result of reflux or impaired swallowing. It is also a complication associated with anesthesia. The spasm can happen often without any provocation, but tends to occur after tracheal extubation. In children, the condition can be particularly deadly, leading to cardiac arrest within 30–45 seconds, and is a possible cause of death associated with the induction of general anesthesia in the paediatric population.

  502. Kevin William Smith

    we all die .. it's nuts…. these people not able to read and share information ?

    Dr. Christakis points out that about 3.3 million Americans are allergic to nuts, and even more — 6.9 million — are allergic to seafood. But of 30 million hospitalizations each year, just 2,000 are due to food allergies, and about 150 people die annually from serious allergic food reactions. That’s the same number of people killed by bee stings and lightning strikes combined.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Peanut_allergy

    http://www.wowbutter.com/?gclid=CIC2gvnWubICFayPPAodOgkAQA

    , I'm allergic to peanuts and I like the taste ,

    Peanut and tree nut (pecans, walnuts, almonds, etc.) allergy can be a serious condition that affects approximately three million Americans, or 1.1 percent of the population.

    Peanuts are the leading cause of severe food allergic reactions, followed by shellfish, fish, tree nuts and eggs. (Food Allergy Network)
    http://www.medicinenet.com/script/main/art.asp?articlekey=15618 , http://www.webmd.com/allergies/tc/peanut-allergy-overview , What is a peanut allergy?

    A peanut allergy is a reaction that occurs when your body mistakenly identifies peanuts as harmful substances. When you eat peanuts or food containing peanuts, your immune system-the body's natural defense system that fights infections and diseases-overreacts and can cause a serious, even life-threatening response.
    What causes a peanut allergy?

    peanuts causing an overreaction of the immune system which in a small percentage of people may lead to severe physical symptoms. It is estimated to affect 0.4-0.6% of the population.[1] In England, an estimated 4,000 people are newly diagnosed with peanut allergy per year (11 per day); 25,700 having been diagnosed with peanut allergy by a clinician at some point in their lives.[2]

    The most severe allergies in general can result in anaphylaxis,[3] an emergency situation requiring immediate attention and treatment with epinephrine.

    It is usually treated with an exclusion diet and vigilant avoidance of foods that may contain whole peanuts or peanut particles and/or oils.

    An allergic reaction occurs when your immune system overreacts and releases chemicals, including histamine, into your blood. These chemicals can affect different tissues in the body, such as the skin, eyes, nose, airways, intestinal tract, lungs, and blood vessels. It's not clear why peanuts trigger this response in some people. People who are allergic to peanuts may have a life-threatening reaction called anaphylaxis. Symptoms of anaphylaxis can include problems breathing and swallowing, vomiting and diarrhea, dizziness, dangerously low blood pressure, swelling of the lips, tongue, throat, and other parts of the body, and loss of consciousness. If not treated, death can result. Anaphylaxis usually occurs within minutes but can occur up to several hours after eating peanuts or peanut products. , laryngospasm is an uncontrolled/involuntary muscular contraction (spasm) of the laryngeal cords. In some individuals this can occur spontaneously or as a result of reflux or impaired swallowing. It is also a complication associated with anesthesia. The spasm can happen often without any provocation, but tends to occur after tracheal extubation. In children, the condition can be particularly deadly, leading to cardiac arrest within 30–45 seconds, and is a possible cause of death associated with the induction of general anesthesia in the paediatric population.

  503. Kevin William Smith

    we all die .. it's nuts…. these people not able to read and share information ?

    Dr. Christakis points out that about 3.3 million Americans are allergic to nuts, and even more — 6.9 million — are allergic to seafood. But of 30 million hospitalizations each year, just 2,000 are due to food allergies, and about 150 people die annually from serious allergic food reactions. That’s the same number of people killed by bee stings and lightning strikes combined.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Peanut_allergy

    http://www.wowbutter.com/?gclid=CIC2gvnWubICFayPPAodOgkAQA

    , I'm allergic to peanuts and I like the taste ,

    Peanut and tree nut (pecans, walnuts, almonds, etc.) allergy can be a serious condition that affects approximately three million Americans, or 1.1 percent of the population.

    Peanuts are the leading cause of severe food allergic reactions, followed by shellfish, fish, tree nuts and eggs. (Food Allergy Network)
    http://www.medicinenet.com/script/main/art.asp?articlekey=15618 , http://www.webmd.com/allergies/tc/peanut-allergy-overview , What is a peanut allergy?

    A peanut allergy is a reaction that occurs when your body mistakenly identifies peanuts as harmful substances. When you eat peanuts or food containing peanuts, your immune system-the body's natural defense system that fights infections and diseases-overreacts and can cause a serious, even life-threatening response.
    What causes a peanut allergy?

    peanuts causing an overreaction of the immune system which in a small percentage of people may lead to severe physical symptoms. It is estimated to affect 0.4-0.6% of the population.[1] In England, an estimated 4,000 people are newly diagnosed with peanut allergy per year (11 per day); 25,700 having been diagnosed with peanut allergy by a clinician at some point in their lives.[2]

    The most severe allergies in general can result in anaphylaxis,[3] an emergency situation requiring immediate attention and treatment with epinephrine.

    It is usually treated with an exclusion diet and vigilant avoidance of foods that may contain whole peanuts or peanut particles and/or oils.

    An allergic reaction occurs when your immune system overreacts and releases chemicals, including histamine, into your blood. These chemicals can affect different tissues in the body, such as the skin, eyes, nose, airways, intestinal tract, lungs, and blood vessels. It's not clear why peanuts trigger this response in some people. People who are allergic to peanuts may have a life-threatening reaction called anaphylaxis. Symptoms of anaphylaxis can include problems breathing and swallowing, vomiting and diarrhea, dizziness, dangerously low blood pressure, swelling of the lips, tongue, throat, and other parts of the body, and loss of consciousness. If not treated, death can result. Anaphylaxis usually occurs within minutes but can occur up to several hours after eating peanuts or peanut products. , laryngospasm is an uncontrolled/involuntary muscular contraction (spasm) of the laryngeal cords. In some individuals this can occur spontaneously or as a result of reflux or impaired swallowing. It is also a complication associated with anesthesia. The spasm can happen often without any provocation, but tends to occur after tracheal extubation. In children, the condition can be particularly deadly, leading to cardiac arrest within 30–45 seconds, and is a possible cause of death associated with the induction of general anesthesia in the paediatric population.

  504. Kevin William Smith

    we all die .. it's nuts…. these people not able to read and share information ?

    Dr. Christakis points out that about 3.3 million Americans are allergic to nuts, and even more — 6.9 million — are allergic to seafood. But of 30 million hospitalizations each year, just 2,000 are due to food allergies, and about 150 people die annually from serious allergic food reactions. That’s the same number of people killed by bee stings and lightning strikes combined.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Peanut_allergy

    http://www.wowbutter.com/?gclid=CIC2gvnWubICFayPPAodOgkAQA

    , I'm allergic to peanuts and I like the taste ,

    Peanut and tree nut (pecans, walnuts, almonds, etc.) allergy can be a serious condition that affects approximately three million Americans, or 1.1 percent of the population.

    Peanuts are the leading cause of severe food allergic reactions, followed by shellfish, fish, tree nuts and eggs. (Food Allergy Network)
    http://www.medicinenet.com/script/main/art.asp?articlekey=15618 , http://www.webmd.com/allergies/tc/peanut-allergy-overview , What is a peanut allergy?

    A peanut allergy is a reaction that occurs when your body mistakenly identifies peanuts as harmful substances. When you eat peanuts or food containing peanuts, your immune system-the body's natural defense system that fights infections and diseases-overreacts and can cause a serious, even life-threatening response.
    What causes a peanut allergy?

    peanuts causing an overreaction of the immune system which in a small percentage of people may lead to severe physical symptoms. It is estimated to affect 0.4-0.6% of the population.[1] In England, an estimated 4,000 people are newly diagnosed with peanut allergy per year (11 per day); 25,700 having been diagnosed with peanut allergy by a clinician at some point in their lives.[2]

    The most severe allergies in general can result in anaphylaxis,[3] an emergency situation requiring immediate attention and treatment with epinephrine.

    It is usually treated with an exclusion diet and vigilant avoidance of foods that may contain whole peanuts or peanut particles and/or oils.

    An allergic reaction occurs when your immune system overreacts and releases chemicals, including histamine, into your blood. These chemicals can affect different tissues in the body, such as the skin, eyes, nose, airways, intestinal tract, lungs, and blood vessels. It's not clear why peanuts trigger this response in some people. People who are allergic to peanuts may have a life-threatening reaction called anaphylaxis. Symptoms of anaphylaxis can include problems breathing and swallowing, vomiting and diarrhea, dizziness, dangerously low blood pressure, swelling of the lips, tongue, throat, and other parts of the body, and loss of consciousness. If not treated, death can result. Anaphylaxis usually occurs within minutes but can occur up to several hours after eating peanuts or peanut products. , laryngospasm is an uncontrolled/involuntary muscular contraction (spasm) of the laryngeal cords. In some individuals this can occur spontaneously or as a result of reflux or impaired swallowing. It is also a complication associated with anesthesia. The spasm can happen often without any provocation, but tends to occur after tracheal extubation. In children, the condition can be particularly deadly, leading to cardiac arrest within 30–45 seconds, and is a possible cause of death associated with the induction of general anesthesia in the paediatric population.

  505. Kevin William Smith

    we all die .. it's nuts…. these people not able to read and share information ?

    Dr. Christakis points out that about 3.3 million Americans are allergic to nuts, and even more — 6.9 million — are allergic to seafood. But of 30 million hospitalizations each year, just 2,000 are due to food allergies, and about 150 people die annually from serious allergic food reactions. That’s the same number of people killed by bee stings and lightning strikes combined.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Peanut_allergy

    http://www.wowbutter.com/?gclid=CIC2gvnWubICFayPPAodOgkAQA

    , I'm allergic to peanuts and I like the taste ,

    Peanut and tree nut (pecans, walnuts, almonds, etc.) allergy can be a serious condition that affects approximately three million Americans, or 1.1 percent of the population.

    Peanuts are the leading cause of severe food allergic reactions, followed by shellfish, fish, tree nuts and eggs. (Food Allergy Network)
    http://www.medicinenet.com/script/main/art.asp?articlekey=15618 , http://www.webmd.com/allergies/tc/peanut-allergy-overview , What is a peanut allergy?

    A peanut allergy is a reaction that occurs when your body mistakenly identifies peanuts as harmful substances. When you eat peanuts or food containing peanuts, your immune system-the body's natural defense system that fights infections and diseases-overreacts and can cause a serious, even life-threatening response.
    What causes a peanut allergy?

    peanuts causing an overreaction of the immune system which in a small percentage of people may lead to severe physical symptoms. It is estimated to affect 0.4-0.6% of the population.[1] In England, an estimated 4,000 people are newly diagnosed with peanut allergy per year (11 per day); 25,700 having been diagnosed with peanut allergy by a clinician at some point in their lives.[2]

    The most severe allergies in general can result in anaphylaxis,[3] an emergency situation requiring immediate attention and treatment with epinephrine.

    It is usually treated with an exclusion diet and vigilant avoidance of foods that may contain whole peanuts or peanut particles and/or oils.

    An allergic reaction occurs when your immune system overreacts and releases chemicals, including histamine, into your blood. These chemicals can affect different tissues in the body, such as the skin, eyes, nose, airways, intestinal tract, lungs, and blood vessels. It's not clear why peanuts trigger this response in some people. People who are allergic to peanuts may have a life-threatening reaction called anaphylaxis. Symptoms of anaphylaxis can include problems breathing and swallowing, vomiting and diarrhea, dizziness, dangerously low blood pressure, swelling of the lips, tongue, throat, and other parts of the body, and loss of consciousness. If not treated, death can result. Anaphylaxis usually occurs within minutes but can occur up to several hours after eating peanuts or peanut products. , laryngospasm is an uncontrolled/involuntary muscular contraction (spasm) of the laryngeal cords. In some individuals this can occur spontaneously or as a result of reflux or impaired swallowing. It is also a complication associated with anesthesia. The spasm can happen often without any provocation, but tends to occur after tracheal extubation. In children, the condition can be particularly deadly, leading to cardiac arrest within 30–45 seconds, and is a possible cause of death associated with the induction of general anesthesia in the paediatric population.

  506. Kevin William Smith

    we all die .. it's nuts…. these people not able to read and share information ?

    Dr. Christakis points out that about 3.3 million Americans are allergic to nuts, and even more — 6.9 million — are allergic to seafood. But of 30 million hospitalizations each year, just 2,000 are due to food allergies, and about 150 people die annually from serious allergic food reactions. That’s the same number of people killed by bee stings and lightning strikes combined.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Peanut_allergy

    http://www.wowbutter.com/?gclid=CIC2gvnWubICFayPPAodOgkAQA

    , I'm allergic to peanuts and I like the taste ,

    Peanut and tree nut (pecans, walnuts, almonds, etc.) allergy can be a serious condition that affects approximately three million Americans, or 1.1 percent of the population.

    Peanuts are the leading cause of severe food allergic reactions, followed by shellfish, fish, tree nuts and eggs. (Food Allergy Network)
    http://www.medicinenet.com/script/main/art.asp?articlekey=15618 , http://www.webmd.com/allergies/tc/peanut-allergy-overview , What is a peanut allergy?

    A peanut allergy is a reaction that occurs when your body mistakenly identifies peanuts as harmful substances. When you eat peanuts or food containing peanuts, your immune system-the body's natural defense system that fights infections and diseases-overreacts and can cause a serious, even life-threatening response.
    What causes a peanut allergy?

    peanuts causing an overreaction of the immune system which in a small percentage of people may lead to severe physical symptoms. It is estimated to affect 0.4-0.6% of the population.[1] In England, an estimated 4,000 people are newly diagnosed with peanut allergy per year (11 per day); 25,700 having been diagnosed with peanut allergy by a clinician at some point in their lives.[2]

    The most severe allergies in general can result in anaphylaxis,[3] an emergency situation requiring immediate attention and treatment with epinephrine.

    It is usually treated with an exclusion diet and vigilant avoidance of foods that may contain whole peanuts or peanut particles and/or oils.

    An allergic reaction occurs when your immune system overreacts and releases chemicals, including histamine, into your blood. These chemicals can affect different tissues in the body, such as the skin, eyes, nose, airways, intestinal tract, lungs, and blood vessels. It's not clear why peanuts trigger this response in some people. People who are allergic to peanuts may have a life-threatening reaction called anaphylaxis. Symptoms of anaphylaxis can include problems breathing and swallowing, vomiting and diarrhea, dizziness, dangerously low blood pressure, swelling of the lips, tongue, throat, and other parts of the body, and loss of consciousness. If not treated, death can result. Anaphylaxis usually occurs within minutes but can occur up to several hours after eating peanuts or peanut products. , laryngospasm is an uncontrolled/involuntary muscular contraction (spasm) of the laryngeal cords. In some individuals this can occur spontaneously or as a result of reflux or impaired swallowing. It is also a complication associated with anesthesia. The spasm can happen often without any provocation, but tends to occur after tracheal extubation. In children, the condition can be particularly deadly, leading to cardiac arrest within 30–45 seconds, and is a possible cause of death associated with the induction of general anesthesia in the paediatric population.

  507. Kevin William Smith

    I ate all the candy , Mom like those also
    3 minutes ago · Like
    Kevin William Smith Mom used to buy those often and I would take to school.
    3 minutes ago · Like
    Kevin William Smith I am allergic to peanuts .. eat them and make me sick…but not kill me like the little kids that not expose to it for many years.
    2 minutes ago · Like
    Kevin William Smith You can build Your immune system to tolerate peanuts ,and should be done .. or it will be easy for terrorists to kill a large population in minutes with peanut fog .. smell good and deadly
    about a minute ago · Like

  508. Kevin William Smith

    I ate all the peanut butter candy i could in school , Mom like those also
    Mom used to buy those often and I would take to school.
    I am allergic to peanuts .. eat them and make me sick…but not kill me like the little kids that not expose to it for many years.
    You can build Your immune system to tolerate peanuts ,and should be done .. or it will be easy for terrorists to kill a large population in minutes with peanut fog .. smell good and deadly

  509. James Lueckenhoff

    I work at a school in maintenance. fact, people with only one or two children find it hard to manage them. but a school has to manage how many? each one with a different allergy or learning difficulty or emotional problem, and yet all must work together, somehow. I grew up in a time where we had our challenges and we worked through them, it was hard, but it was life. we can be aware of other people's, chaildrens' allergies and the like, but that does not mean we have to stop the world for this or that person. like where I work I am aware of what paint, insecticide and cleaning materials to use, all according to health issues reported by parents, and I know when not to use those that are necessary. don't ban peanut butter and jelly, just be aware that so and so is alergic and let so and so not eat it.

  510. Kevin William Smith

    3.3 million Americans are allergic to nuts, and even more — 6.9 million — are allergic to seafood. But of 30 millio
    n hospitalizations each year, just 2,000 are due to food allergies, and about 150 people die annually from serious allergic food reactions. That’s the same number of people killed by bee stings and lightning strikes combined.

  511. Kevin William Smith

    3.3 million Americans are allergic to nuts, and even more — 6.9 million — are allergic to seafood. But of 30 millio
    n hospitalizations each year, just 2,000 are due to food allergies, and about 150 people die annually from serious allergic food reactions. That’s the same number of people killed by bee stings and lightning strikes combined.

  512. Kimberly Sponsel

    I'm sorry but saying a kid with this allergy knows what they can and can not have is complete bullshit. If they give you something with no label how are they spose to know? My nephew is 3. He doesn't know what he can and can not eat. I sure as hell don't expect him to know when he's 5 and going into grade school. I think they should remove peanut product from elementary schools. Little kids DON'T know. They don't know how to handle a situation like that. If you were close to someone with a deathly allergy to peanuts, you'd understand.
    Also, if you don't put pb&j on the lunch menu, no little kid is guna come home and bitch about it. I work with kids. I worked at a day care center. They have more important drama to bitch about then not getting pb&j's at school.

  513. Kenny Dunn

    At a time when school budgets are stretched to the breaking point you want to add on this additional cost of a special school? You could be talking about tens of thousands of dollars per special student per year.

  514. Kimberly Sponsel

    Oky Corey, dont want it banned? You and your other ignorant people can pay the medical bills for the kids who end up in the hospital for it. Sound good?

  515. Kimberly Sponsel

    Yes Christina, cus having peanut butter is soooo guna make our future generations ready for the work place. When people get into an older age and know better, the shit. No worries. But as kids? No. Most kids want candy and pizza. But hey. You dont want it banned? Then fork over the cash for their medical bills and their epy pens they need for just in case incidents when dumb people like the leave peanut shit laying around.

  516. Kimberly Sponsel

    Yes, lets make the kids with allergies feel even more of an outsider. Yes Zari and Tom. Makes perfect sense. Ok, when you're ready to get your teaching license and pay for all these children to be home schooled, you let us know.

  517. Angela Constantine Santaniello

    an idiot, a child on a bus put a snicker wrapper up to my daughters face to see what would happen ( this was a 5 grader) she had such a reaction and not her first threat. got home called the cops and when they went to his house they said QUOTE UNQUOTE—if anything happens to my child–there child goes for MANSLAUTER charges. LOADED gun YES

  518. Kimberly Sponsel

    I never had peanut butter growing up. Kids can get protein from eggs, beans, meat. Oh hey! Vitamins! Psh, crazy stuff right there. Little kids dont know any better. They eat whatever you give them. Give them peanut butter at home all you want. Putting someone's life in danger? not ok. And saying people should sell pb&j's outside of school? I'm sorry, but who ever raised you, deserves to be slapped. You wana be a cold heartless bitch? Cool, hopefully God turns his back on you like you do to innocent little kids. You saying this shit, makes you no better then what James Holmes did to the people in Aurora. A killer. A supportive one at that.

  519. Angela Constantine Santaniello

    yes teach your kids but peanut is the most severe due to the airbourne of it–and until you have a child in your arms asking oyu not to let them die it is scary

  520. Angela Constantine Santaniello

    peanut butter is not the only food—there are plenty of other foods a child can eat—but hearing some of these comments it is not the food as much as the parents behind the child whcih makes that child so vicious to want to hurt another just to seee what would happen–evil parents evil children.

  521. Angela Constantine Santaniello

    you are not telling your child to starve-you are saying sweetie there are other things you can eat that will not endanger someone else…

  522. Angela Constantine Santaniello

    there is such a thing as a controlled environment and a school is one of them

  523. Cosmo Blackwell

    A question more relevant would be how many allergic reactions and cases of anaphylaxis were triggered at school. The ones that survive are the lucky ones, and yes most do. This is due in part to epinephrine being kept at school, peanut-free tables, etc. Having peanut-free preschools and kindergarten classrooms, where the children are not old enough to understand the severity of the issue or be aware that they spread peanut proteins like they spread germs, has also helped bring the number of deaths down. Until we became aware of my own son's peanut allergy, my husband and I did not know anything about food allergies. We were completely in the dark, so I understand where a lot of these people are coming from. However, until you witness your child almost die in your arms, you will never understand. It's like I am sending him to school every day where cyanide exists around every corner, and all the other kids have some kind of immunity built up to it, so it blends into the background to most. The absolute worst problem we have is the ignorance of the allergy. People make judgements and hurtful statements that are not based upon any facts or research. One of the biggest problems we have come across is people mistaking a food allergy (immune disorder) with a food intolerance (gastrointestinal). If people believe that my son will only suffer a little stomachache, they will not care. Yes, food allergies have been over-hyped recently- I blame the media- however, people respond with trivialization, and that doesn't help anyone, especially not the kids who have to deal with it every day of their lives.

  524. Zari Trhaas

    For some people, perfume can trigger an asthma attack. Should we tell the whole school they can't wear perfume? For the food allergy, there can be nut-free areas in the cafeteria or a separate room. They can require the parents send in a doctor's note so the school can make sure only nut-free students are in the nut-free area.
    I don't think people on this board want to see evil happen. If a person decides for herself that she is going to be nut-free in consideration for people who are allergic –that is commendable. But it should not be dictated. The proper way to keep people safe in this situation is to set up designated areas.

  525. Zari Trhaas

    For some people, perfume can trigger an asthma attack. Should we tell the whole school they can't wear perfume? For the food allergy, there can be nut-free areas in the cafeteria or a separate room. They can require the parents send in a doctor's note so the school can make sure only nut-free students are in the nut-free area.
    I don't think people on this board want to see evil happen. If a person decides for herself that she is going to be nut-free in consideration for people who are allergic –that is commendable. But it should not be dictated. The proper way to keep people safe in this situation is to set up designated areas.

  526. Zari Trhaas

    For some people, perfume can trigger an asthma attack. Should we tell the whole school they can't wear perfume? For the food allergy, there can be nut-free areas in the cafeteria or a separate room. They can require the parents send in a doctor's note so the school can make sure only nut-free students are in the nut-free area.
    I don't think people on this board want to see evil happen. If a person decides for herself that she is going to be nut-free in consideration for people who are allergic –that is commendable. But it should not be dictated. The proper way to keep people safe in this situation is to set up designated areas.

  527. Anonymous

    I have two kids with allergies peanuts and one that is allergic to eggs and any baked item using eggs this includes ice cream that contains eggs. I feel for my kids because they can't eat many things they see their friends eating. I don't agree with banning pbj sandwiches from school. I think parents and schools need to really educate kids about allergies and swapping items in their lunch. My kids' school has peanut free tables and peanut free classrooms only approved snacks are allowed. My kids have actually made friends at the peanut free table and found other kids there with various types of allergies. For instance, my son came home and told me he couldn't bring fruit snacks because his friend was allergic to oranges and one of the fruit snacks had natural orange flavoring. My son was 7 and was happy to tell me this and told me not to pack him the fruit snacks he would eat them at home, he was more concerned for his friend. I also changed the type I buy that did not include the orange flavor kind. Schools should do more in educating kids about allergies and not outcast the kids that do or ban foods. I have had to educate my kids about their allergies the peanut has been easy but the egg for my daughter has been hard. It is hard to tell a kid they can't have cake, ice cream, cookies when you don't know what is in them (I have to make sure I pack her things like this without eggs). The school has been great in calling me and asking me if my kids can participate in certain activities involving foods that they may be allergic to. My kids are also allergic to soy. We just need to work together – communication is also key.

  528. Jennifer Rodgers

    i have to disagree, i understand that some kids are are allergic but thats not right to take the kids that are not allegic rights away to what they want

  529. Jennifer Rodgers

    i have to disagree, i understand that some kids are are allergic but thats not right to take the kids that are not allegic rights away to what they want

  530. Loree Wilson

    My daughter is allergic to peanuts, but over time has learned their smell and look in most foods. Unfortunately she has gone hungry on school field trips when they forgot her and packed only pb&j for the trip. Kids with extreme allergies under age 8 should be coddled because they are still learning how to deal. But not so much to isolate an entire school.

  531. Melody Valier

    I only read a few comments, but WTH! WHY does anyone's child NEED peanuts? Why can't we keep peanuts out of school? Yes, I am not a parent, but It seems to me the answer is to keeps peanuts out of schools. No one NEEDS them. THis is just dumb since this is so simple to handle something that can cause a kid to die… I think some people just want to cause drama & fight. UGH!

  532. Kat Morris Baziluik

    thank you for posting the facts. I guess the facts dont speak loud enough. Its not about "MY CHILD" deserving "special needs" its about no more children dying. Again I say, those who dont have ANA children dont understand and never will.

  533. John Hammons

    what about kids that are allergic to bee stings are the bees banned from school? are the kids? there are bees everywhere this is simple have the child with the allergies parents supply an epi pen.
    peanut allergies are a myth. get a dr to start injecting the child with diluted peanut oi to build up a resistance.

  534. John Hammons

    have the children with the allergies parents supply an epipen pretty freaking simple.

  535. Kat Morris Baziluik

    For the record, my son is also allergic to egg, dairy, soy, banans and avoiding shellfish due to other allergies. Peanut allergies are a whole other breed of allergies because it does not require ingestion to have a reaction and a fatal one at that.

  536. Kat Morris Baziluik

    For the record, my son is also allergic to egg, dairy, soy, banans and avoiding shellfish due to other allergies. Peanut allergies are a whole other breed of allergies because it does not require ingestion to have a reaction and a fatal one at that.

  537. Kat Morris Baziluik

    For the record, my son is also allergic to egg, dairy, soy, banans and avoiding shellfish due to other allergies. Peanut allergies are a whole other breed of allergies because it does not require ingestion to have a reaction and a fatal one at that.

  538. Kat Morris Baziluik

    For the record, my son is also allergic to egg, dairy, soy, banans and avoiding shellfish due to other allergies. Peanut allergies are a whole other breed of allergies because it does not require ingestion to have a reaction and a fatal one at that.

  539. Kat Morris Baziluik

    For the record, my son is also allergic to egg, dairy, soy, banans and avoiding shellfish due to other allergies. Peanut allergies are a whole other breed of allergies because it does not require ingestion to have a reaction and a fatal one at that.

  540. Kat Morris Baziluik

    For the record, my son is also allergic to egg, dairy, soy, banans and avoiding shellfish due to other allergies. Peanut allergies are a whole other breed of allergies because it does not require ingestion to have a reaction and a fatal one at that.

  541. Kat Morris Baziluik

    For the record, my son is also allergic to egg, dairy, soy, banans and avoiding shellfish due to other allergies. Peanut allergies are a whole other breed of allergies because it does not require ingestion to have a reaction and a fatal one at that.

  542. Kat Morris Baziluik

    For the record, my son is also allergic to egg, dairy, soy, banans and avoiding shellfish due to other allergies. Peanut allergies are a whole other breed of allergies because it does not require ingestion to have a reaction and a fatal one at that.

  543. Jen Kowaleski

    People need to adapt to the world rather than expect the world to adapt to them. That's a lesson that needs to be learned early. If you are the one with the issue, you are the one who needs to come up with a realistic solution to it, and expecting hundreds of people to curb anything to accommodate you is not the answer.

  544. Alicia Basso

    Sara Miller You are very ignorant if you believe that she is the reason her son has an allergy. There is no explanation as to where the food allergies come from, i seriously hope that one day you can feel what this is like for her. Her son is not deffective, flawd, or special needs, and if you're going to church, i hope you pray for god to accept you as deffective, and flawed, because anyone who goes to church and believes in god should understand that not everyone is perfect so before you start judging people and there kids for there imperfections, judge your own.

  545. Anonymous

    absolutely ridiculous. We have become a country of "minority rule". 1.1% of the population is allergic to peanuts. Less than two dozen people every year die as a result of food allergies. That is all food allergies combined folks.

    That 1.1% of people with peanut allergies is all ages. The number that would be allergic to peanuts in a middle or grade school would seem to be somewhere in the area of.25 to.33 percent.

    If there is more than one kid in that school with a peanut allergy, it would be a statistical anomaly. Peanuts pose no danger to 98.9% of the general population but no one can have peanuts.

    Whatever.

  546. Anonymous

    Maria Santaniello …you are not allergic to the smell of peanuts. Food allergies are caused by reactions to the specific proteins in foods. Without coming into contact with the food you have no expsoure to the proteins. Any symptoms you are suffering are purely psychosomatic.

  547. Anonymous

    Kat Morris Baziluik …140 children die each year drown in pools and saunas. Do we ban pools?

  548. Anonymous

    Kat Morris Baziluik …140 children die each year drown in pools and saunas. Do we ban pools?

  549. James Barry

    Yes Kevin William Smith…thanks for posting the facts. Except your facts are wrong. That 150 number comes from lobbyists. The real number is something less than two dozen.

  550. Julie Rice

    Actually, yeah, that IS the better question.

    I totally agree with peanut-free kindergartens and preschools. As you said, the children there are too young to have any kind of understanding about food allergies.

    I can definitely see where you're coming from. It must be a difficult situation to be in. I just wonder if catering to kids like this is really in their best interest. What about when they hit junior high, where the ban is not in place and the students either don't think to be careful or just plain don't care? Heck, if the fact that the child is allergic to nuts get's out, I'm sure there WILL be kids in junior high and high school (maybe even in elementary school, if a kid sneaks some peanut butter in, which is obviously possible) who TRY to cause an allergic reaction just for the fun of seeing the allergic child suffer. Wouldn't it be better to teach the child how to handle it early?

  551. Linda Myers

    Heather Sanford Har-Zvi – Then that child should be placed in a separate sterile environment for lunch, as the child must be when ever dining out in ANY restaurant that serves peanuts in any form. Unless you plan to ban peanuts from all restaurants, too.

  552. Colin Preston

    My girlfriend is allergic to nuts and even if the pan that cooked her food had touched nuts at one point can cause her to start to swell up. Being in the same room with peanuts and causes her to become sick. Why do you think planes don't serve peanuts now? There are plenty of non nut alternatives and coming from a vegetarian family I should know. Also people saying peanutbutter is healthy and cheap probably only buy the cheap non natural kind and trust me that is terrible for you.

  553. Linda Myers

    Angela Constantine Santaniello – I can tell you've never been in a school for more than a PTO mtg. 750 children under the age of 10 is NOT a controlled environment. And lunch occurs in shifts, so you'd have to have 'food police' at every lunch just to read labels and make sure nothing brought from home contained nuts. Some of it is not obvious, and some of the products are manufactured in a factory where nuts are processed. With the shortage of staff in the schools today, do you really think it is wise for a single person to be dedicated to this for a two hour period? Unless, of course, the parent wishes to do it. Then I say have at it. The liability for teachers is too much to bear to ensure an entire school follows the rules. I had twins who had major allergies. The parents wisely asked them to be isolated in order to ensure their safety, and they agreed willingly. THAT is fair and equitable.

  554. Imelda Schmid

    slug863 no – you don't ban pools, you teach them how to swim. I can't teach my son not to be allergic to peanuts. Great analogy…..not

    Tammy Blair – Why is their allergy so important? It can kill them. I don't know about you but my child's life if pretty important. Really? Your child only eats PB&J sandwiches? I think you need to reevaluate your parenting skills. How about introducing new foods to your child?

    You say your child is allergic to penicillin. That's why students cannot bring meds to school. If they must take meds, they must be administered by the school nurse. I don't recall ever seeing anyone in school "opening a penicillin prescription" in school. LOL

  555. James Barry

    come on man. there is no evidence at all that being in the same room with or even smelling a food you are allergic to can make you sick. If someone where she works has peanuts does she get sick there too? I guess she can never go to a circus then? That is all in her head.

  556. Anonymous

    I've never actually read the school's policy and have no information on it aside from articles such as this, but I think the restriction sounds way too specific. There are plenty of foods that contain peanuts and/or peanut oil and can be much more harmful to children with severe peanut allergy than a PBJ sandwich. Yet banning parents from being able to use any form of peanut product in their kids' food is a little exaggerated…actually, it's downright absurd.

    I disagree that a child with a special allergy or condition should be ostracized from standard school settings or segregated from children without similar ailment during lunchtime. That's cruel and insensitive. I DO, however, feel like parents of children with serious conditions have a responsibility in educating their child on taking precautions, even as young as preschool. And also that school officials should see to it that their staff, educators, volunteers, cafeteria team, aids, etc. are much more diligent in doing their part to make sure those affected don't share lunch with their peers, putting themselves into unfavorable, or even medically detrimental, situations. If my child had a severe peanut allergy, I would worry much more about her actually having a bite of a peer's PBJ sandwich during lunch than about her just sitting at the same table as a peer who's having one. Even most restaurants, though respectful of those patrons with similar allergy, aren't likely to affect everyone else's meal to accommodate. We all have to learn to coexist with and tolerate one another, in all our differences, in a way that's most comfortable and reasonably fair for everyone. I think we can manage that, at least. It's what distinguishes adults from children, isn't it?

  557. Cosmo Blackwell

    I think by the time my son reaches the 6th grade he will know how to deal with it better than now. Right now he knows not to touch his mouth, eyes, or nose after eating and before washing his hands, but it hasn't become muscle memory yet. He is currently in the 3rd grade, and just the other day, some kid tried to rub a peanut butter Oreo on him. He dealt with it by squirting him with his juice box. Obviously I told him that if that happens again, he should tell a teacher, and then I would go down to the school as it wasn't a "one-time deal." And yes, there are instances of "allergy bullying." An 8th grade student a few years back crumbled a peanut butter cookie inside the lunchbox of a peanut allergic child. He or she was facing charges last I heard. I think the problem is social, as it's not just the "problem" of the allergic child. We have got to learn that there are different people in this world, whether they have food allergies, intolerances, asperger's or autism, down's syndrome, learning disorders, reading disorders, etc. etc. etc. We can't put them all into special schools. We have learned in the past that segregation is not the answer. The attitudes toward those who are different need to change. Thank you for taking the time to empathize. Some people are not so open.

  558. Cosmo Blackwell

    I think by the time my son reaches the 6th grade he will know how to deal with it better than now. Right now he knows not to touch his mouth, eyes, or nose after eating and before washing his hands, but it hasn't become muscle memory yet. He is currently in the 3rd grade, and just the other day, some kid tried to rub a peanut butter Oreo on him. He dealt with it by squirting him with his juice box. Obviously I told him that if that happens again, he should tell a teacher, and then I would go down to the school as it wasn't a "one-time deal." And yes, there are instances of "allergy bullying." An 8th grade student a few years back crumbled a peanut butter cookie inside the lunchbox of a peanut allergic child. He or she was facing charges last I heard. I think the problem is social, as it's not just the "problem" of the allergic child. We have got to learn that there are different people in this world, whether they have food allergies, intolerances, asperger's or autism, down's syndrome, learning disorders, reading disorders, etc. etc. etc. We can't put them all into special schools. We have learned in the past that segregation is not the answer. The attitudes toward those who are different need to change. Thank you for taking the time to empathize. Some people are not so open.

  559. Colin Preston

    In her head or not it still makes her sick lots of people have illnesses that are not physical. Tell someone who lost an arm that their arm doesn't hurt and that it's in their head.

  560. Ryan Elizabeth Voss

    peanut and nut allergies are not a joke! as a person with a peanut allergy, I was one of those kids that couldn't have peanut even in the room. there are plenty of other foods out there for kids to eat. this is so ridiculous to me.

  561. Anonymous

    OUr school has tables designated for peanut butter eaters. If you bring a pb and j, that's where you sit to eat it. What REALLY blows my mind is that – 60% of the school's population is LACTOSE INTOLERANT – AND THEY REQUIRE THE CHILDREN TO DRINK MILK. What the heck is THAT? Rice milk is more nutritious and is tolerated by everyone – so why is cow's milk the "drink of choice" when most kids throw it in the garbage? EXPLAIN THAT ONE to me! WASTE WASTE WASTE of school's funds. Get milk out of schools, please.

  562. SarahandGeorge Swaney

    A child with a peanut allergy will never learn to deal with their allergy in the real world if one forces the real world to change for that child. My child could die in a car crash, but I still let him go in cars. There are peanuts in the real world. The world is, in fact, full of things that can kill you. You have to be careful, but you can't ask people not to drive around your kid, because your kid does not yet know how to look both ways before crossing the street. Also, perhaps if schools again hired RNs instead of ill-qualified health aides, we would all feel more comfortable with the schools ability to deal with life threatening situations. I am not one who wants a child to die, but just as a diabetic has to learn to adjust their life style so live a full life, a child with a severe peanut allergy must adjust their lifestyle to meet their unique challenges. That is what we need to be teaching our children anyway. The world is full of peanuts, so, if this child is so allergic that he can't even be around them, then you have doomed the child to only working at a place that refuses to let it's employees eat peanut butter… so, all these children can grow up to teach in the schools that refuse to allow peanuts in them and we can all live happily ever after. I know of NO business that would ban its employees from eating a banana nut muffin due to an employee's peanut allergy.

  563. Anonymous

    It is very apparent what a selfish world we are living in. My 4 year old son has a severe peanut allergy that we found out about when he almost died of an anaphalactic reaction. I also have a six year old daughter who eats almost nothing and we are on a budget as well. So I understand that it can be a pain not to be able to give my kids a healthy inexpensieve PBJ sandwich. However, to all of you parents who are upset because it is all your kids eat, maybe you should think how much more difficult it is sending a child off school not knowing if they will come home because the kid at the next table couldn't live without peanut butter. Its not just a matter of avioding sitting next to someone eating the peanut butter. Even residual left on surfaces such as tables, and door handles can trigger a reaction. So for people to argue that they should learn to control their allergy, that is ridiculous! They are CHILDREN, learning to deal with it comes with time. We considered home schooling my son next year, but why should he be deprived of attending school like everyone else because some people don't want to gve up ONE FOOD. Really people? Its one food! If some kid brought arsenic to school, everyone would rightly be upset, because it could kill a child. So can peanuts. If it was your child, you would feel differently. And to those who say that teachers should be educated to use epipens rather than banning peanut butter, how about this? How about we let our children bring guns to school and just train the teachers in first aid and CPR? Epi pens don't always work people. Bottom line…. giving up peanut butter in schools is a small price to pay compared to the life of a child. I hope that you never have to experience such a fear that something so small could kill YOUR child. Do you have to see an innocent child die before you get off your high horses and come up with something else to send your kids for lunch. SELFISH, SELFISH, SELFISH people.

  564. Julie Rice

    Yeah, you're probably right.
    It's a difficult situation. Seems no matter what decisions are made, someone loses out somehow. There doesn't seem to be a happy medium.

  565. Greg Renfroe

    As a diabetic and who has friends kids who are diabetic, should we then also put a NO SUGAR at all policy in effect for those three teens? NO, they must control thier own behavior and not eat the sugar based carb laden crap served at the school. In this case, I cannot recall any time in the last 27 years that any of my kids was served a PB&J sandwich at thier school meals. Instead, if they wanted it, we sent it with them. Why punish the other kids. Some anal retentive arse hole, instead of dealing with one child, punishes them all. Our whole society is turning to this method of dealing with things. Better to punish the whole goup versus one person filing a law suit. Cowards and politicians abound!

  566. Greg Renfroe

    As a diabetic and who has friends kids who are diabetic, should we then also put a NO SUGAR at all policy in effect for those three teens? NO, they must control thier own behavior and not eat the sugar based carb laden crap served at the school. In this case, I cannot recall any time in the last 27 years that any of my kids was served a PB&J sandwich at thier school meals. Instead, if they wanted it, we sent it with them. Why punish the other kids. Some anal retentive arse hole, instead of dealing with one child, punishes them all. Our whole society is turning to this method of dealing with things. Better to punish the whole goup versus one person filing a law suit. Cowards and politicians abound!

  567. Greg Renfroe

    As a diabetic and who has friends kids who are diabetic, should we then also put a NO SUGAR at all policy in effect for those three teens? NO, they must control thier own behavior and not eat the sugar based carb laden crap served at the school. In this case, I cannot recall any time in the last 27 years that any of my kids was served a PB&J sandwich at thier school meals. Instead, if they wanted it, we sent it with them. Why punish the other kids. Some anal retentive arse hole, instead of dealing with one child, punishes them all. Our whole society is turning to this method of dealing with things. Better to punish the whole goup versus one person filing a law suit. Cowards and politicians abound!

  568. Hilary Anderson

    Apparently some of you are not educated on the allergy. I think in order to have an opinion on something like this you should do some research first. My 2 year old daughter is severely allergic to peanuts. Did you know if a kid has a peanut butter sandwich and even a little bit of the oil from the p.b. gets on his hands or shirt then that kid touches something that the allergy kid then touches, the kid that is allergic can go into shock? Schools spray for bees and do make arrangements for other kids with allergies. If you are a teacher of an asthmatic student then you might be asked to not wear perfume. I don't see why it should be a problem for kids to not bring peanut butter to school. We don't let them bring loaded weapons to school. In the case of my daughter a weapon would probably be less lethal because there is only a small chance it would be used and a smaller chance it would be used on her. If enough students eat peanuts in school it would be like hundreds of mini invisible weapons all over the school aimed right at her. I have two older daughters as well and when they started school we were asked to not send anything with peanuts for the safety of some of the other kids in the school. Yes my now 9 year old pitched a fit for her p.b. and j sandwiches and I asked her if she wanted to see one of her friends hurt because she didn't want to choose something else? She said no and it taught her to be considerate of others. When we made the switch to no peanuts for the baby my 9 year old that didn't want anything but peanut butter tried almond butter and fell in love with it. It's also a lot healthier choice, by the way. As a parent you should be teaching your child to want to help others and try new things. My 2 year old can not try anything new because of people like this who want to bully their way through life.

  569. Hilary Anderson

    Apparently some of you are not educated on the allergy. I think in order to have an opinion on something like this you should do some research first. My 2 year old daughter is severely allergic to peanuts. Did you know if a kid has a peanut butter sandwich and even a little bit of the oil from the p.b. gets on his hands or shirt then that kid touches something that the allergy kid then touches, the kid that is allergic can go into shock? Schools spray for bees and do make arrangements for other kids with allergies. If you are a teacher of an asthmatic student then you might be asked to not wear perfume. I don't see why it should be a problem for kids to not bring peanut butter to school. We don't let them bring loaded weapons to school. In the case of my daughter a weapon would probably be less lethal because there is only a small chance it would be used and a smaller chance it would be used on her. If enough students eat peanuts in school it would be like hundreds of mini invisible weapons all over the school aimed right at her. I have two older daughters as well and when they started school we were asked to not send anything with peanuts for the safety of some of the other kids in the school. Yes my now 9 year old pitched a fit for her p.b. and j sandwiches and I asked her if she wanted to see one of her friends hurt because she didn't want to choose something else? She said no and it taught her to be considerate of others. When we made the switch to no peanuts for the baby my 9 year old that didn't want anything but peanut butter tried almond butter and fell in love with it. It's also a lot healthier choice, by the way. As a parent you should be teaching your child to want to help others and try new things. My 2 year old can not try anything new because of people like this who want to bully their way through life.

  570. Hilary Anderson

    Apparently some of you are not educated on the allergy. I think in order to have an opinion on something like this you should do some research first. My 2 year old daughter is severely allergic to peanuts. Did you know if a kid has a peanut butter sandwich and even a little bit of the oil from the p.b. gets on his hands or shirt then that kid touches something that the allergy kid then touches, the kid that is allergic can go into shock? Schools spray for bees and do make arrangements for other kids with allergies. If you are a teacher of an asthmatic student then you might be asked to not wear perfume. I don't see why it should be a problem for kids to not bring peanut butter to school. We don't let them bring loaded weapons to school. In the case of my daughter a weapon would probably be less lethal because there is only a small chance it would be used and a smaller chance it would be used on her. If enough students eat peanuts in school it would be like hundreds of mini invisible weapons all over the school aimed right at her. I have two older daughters as well and when they started school we were asked to not send anything with peanuts for the safety of some of the other kids in the school. Yes my now 9 year old pitched a fit for her p.b. and j sandwiches and I asked her if she wanted to see one of her friends hurt because she didn't want to choose something else? She said no and it taught her to be considerate of others. When we made the switch to no peanuts for the baby my 9 year old that didn't want anything but peanut butter tried almond butter and fell in love with it. It's also a lot healthier choice, by the way. As a parent you should be teaching your child to want to help others and try new things. My 2 year old can not try anything new because of people like this who want to bully their way through life.

  571. Claire Stolz McKenna

    If it were my child, I'd want others to be compassionate. Peanut allergies are very serious and can be fatal. If my child's lunch were the cause of another child's serious illness, I couldn't live with myself. It is not a big thing to forgo. Eat the peanut butter at home. Take a healthy salad for lunch. Or healthier sandwich.

  572. Claire Stolz McKenna

    If it were my child, I'd want others to be compassionate. Peanut allergies are very serious and can be fatal. If my child's lunch were the cause of another child's serious illness, I couldn't live with myself. It is not a big thing to forgo. Eat the peanut butter at home. Take a healthy salad for lunch. Or healthier sandwich.

  573. Claire Stolz McKenna

    If it were my child, I'd want others to be compassionate. Peanut allergies are very serious and can be fatal. If my child's lunch were the cause of another child's serious illness, I couldn't live with myself. It is not a big thing to forgo. Eat the peanut butter at home. Take a healthy salad for lunch. Or healthier sandwich.

  574. Claire Stolz McKenna

    If it were my child, I'd want others to be compassionate. Peanut allergies are very serious and can be fatal. If my child's lunch were the cause of another child's serious illness, I couldn't live with myself. It is not a big thing to forgo. Eat the peanut butter at home. Take a healthy salad for lunch. Or healthier sandwich.

  575. Claire Stolz McKenna

    I would not want my child ostracized by having to eat in another room or area. We have smoke-free restaurants and other areas. Do we feel we are hampering the rights of smokers? Same thing. In fact, this could be a good learning lesson in having compassion for your fellow humans. Not a bad thing for the next generation to learn.

  576. Claire Stolz McKenna

    I would not want my child ostracized by having to eat in another room or area. We have smoke-free restaurants and other areas. Do we feel we are hampering the rights of smokers? Same thing. In fact, this could be a good learning lesson in having compassion for your fellow humans. Not a bad thing for the next generation to learn.

  577. Anonymous

    oh, ok…. so how about we have one of your daughters classmates release a jar full of bees into the classroom? Would you get it then? We have switched to sunbutter in my house and it happens to be the only thing my daughter(who is not allergic) will eat for lunch. But if there was a child in her school that could die from exposure to it, do you know what I would do? I would do whatever it took to find something different for her to eat at school.

  578. Anonymous

    oh, ok…. so how about we have one of your daughters classmates release a jar full of bees into the classroom? Would you get it then? We have switched to sunbutter in my house and it happens to be the only thing my daughter(who is not allergic) will eat for lunch. But if there was a child in her school that could die from exposure to it, do you know what I would do? I would do whatever it took to find something different for her to eat at school.

  579. Scott Winkelmann

    I am alergic to ALL seafood. But I don't expect them to get rid of fishsandwiches or tuna salad. It is the parents responsiblity to teach their children not to eat peanutbutter. NOT THE SCHOOLS! this is another unneccasary rule.

  580. Claire Stolz McKenna

    Jim McKay Sad that you think bringing a different kind of sandwich to school because you CARE about your schoolmates' health and safety is CATERING. Glad I don't know you personally.

  581. Daniela Roberts

    I like the way you hate special needs kids but advocate for special needs of poor kids. Why don't you tell the poor kids that the world will not cater to them, they are poor so they have to deal with it, they should get off WIC and only eat what they can afford, even if it is just bread and water. "Tell them the world at large isn't going to give a damn that they're "special" and mommy & daddy won't always be there to hover around…" isn't that the way you see the world? How come these kids get your compassion?

  582. Dinah Smith

    Why don't they just separate the children that have these allergies so they go to lunch 30 minutes earlier than everyone else. No smell no risk of exposure. I'm sure someone will complain that the children would be traumatized from the lunch time seclusion but that would be the easiest and fairest way to handle this situation.

  583. Scott Winkelmann

    So should we ban peanut butter in the whole country? I am allergic to seafood. maybe we should ban Tuna and Fish sticks also?

  584. Anonymous

    Kat,

    What if your child wants to go to a ball game? Better protest MLB because they have peanut vendors and Lord knows there are peanut shells everywhere. So he wants a steak…or an awful Caesar salad? Better have every Texas Roadhouse in the chain shut down because, God forbid, people throw peanut shells on the floor. Why don't we kill all the elephants for Christ's sake? Every cartoon will show you those damn pachyderms love peanuts. I've had a peanut allergy for 44 years…didn't keep me out of the military and didn't prevent me from being a functioning human being. This is the most pathetic case of coddling in recent parental history. Why not hold your child's hand on the way to his/her first job interview…if you allow him/her to leave the house.

  585. Ann Ash

    Children with ANY life threatening allergies are already aware that the world will not "coddle" them and protect them from their allergen. The way this article is written it suggests that maybe the child should feel responsible to protect themselves. Would you as an adult feel 100% comfortable injecting your outer thigh with a dose of epinepherine when your heart rate is rapidly slowing down and you can no longer breath. I think not. There are children that will only eat PB sandwiches, however is that Healthy? You can feed your child anything you want to at home, however at some schools PB isn't allowed! If you don't like it, how about you switch your child to a special school or homeschool them. Reality is in society there are rules, like in schools. Parents who don't have an allergic child also don't understand the enormous fear there is to the child, parents, sibilings etc to a child with life threatening allergies. Like Another woman commented that her child is allergic to penicillin and bees. WELL penicillin, just wouldn't be perscribed than. Bees that's another story. Society needs to develop some compassion. Eating the PB isn't the issue our kids obviously know not to eat it, but it's on the tables, recess equipement, textbooks, toys etc. Those proteins left behind are enough to cause the reaction. Put yourself in our shoes, our children can die from Peanut butter. The sandwich or granola bar, cookie etc that your child LOVES can put my child in anaphylactic shock in less than two minutes. Do you know what that feels like? NO! Send your kid to school with processed meat sandwiches, roll ups, salads, etc. Eating PB everyday isn't healthy, too much of anything isn't. The saturated fats in it are enough to cause artery issues. Educate yourself and teach your children to have compassion and emapthy towards others.

  586. Matt Seevers

    Claire Stolz McKenna

    What is going to stop a kid bring in peanuts anyway? What if they refuse to have an adult take away their food?

  587. Lindsey Stamper

    I agree that there should be a nut ban in school because some people have nut allergies so badly that even the smell alone can cause them to have an allergic reaction. I know that in "the real world" you can't ban people from consuming nuts and nut products, but kids are forced to be in school. If you allow students to eat nuts or nut products, you are creating an unsafe environment for the other students that are allergic. Out of school, the person that has the nut allergy can simply walk away. In school, the student cannot leave class or the lunchroom just because a friend is eating a scrumptious peanut butter and jelly sandwich. It is the duty of the principals and teachers in every school to ensure the safety of every student and faculty member. Therefore, they should not allow anyone in the school to consume nuts or nut products.

  588. Scott Winkelmann

    comparing apples to oranges? An allergy is an allergy.I am alergic to seafood.It was my parents responsablity to teach me not to eat it.Which they did.Now it is my responsibility not to eat it.Do you think we should ban Fishsticks and tuna salad in all public areas also?

  589. Anonymous

    A child doesn't go to work…an adult does. So yes, adults have to deal themselves with whatever allergies they may be affected by, but school should be a SAFE environment for all kids. Btw, maybe you should live in a bubble to keep yourself from making ridiculous comments about things you obviously know nothing about.

  590. Daniela Roberts

    you obviously don't understand the issue with peanuts (or other nuts), not drinking milk or not eating beef is a personal choice but not being able to breathe near someone who might have eaten peanut butter is not. Children are not able to control their environment like adults, they have to be in school and are exposed to allergens against their will. The adults have the responsibility to protect them from danger, be it peanuts or pedophiles or loaded guns or from getting hit by a car when crossing the street. It is up to us, adults, to create a safe environment for every child, not only the healthy ones. You don't understand the problem these kids are facing. We have a kid in my son's school with this extreme sensitivity to nuts and there is a ban on all nuts in this school. We, the parents respect that. This child will have to learn to deal with his problem but who says we cannot help to prevent his allergic reaction from happening? It is called compassion, not many people showed any at all in this discussion. It is not my kid against your kid but what can we do to help to make all our children comfortable and safe.

  591. Maryjo Costigan

    Are they going to ban peanuts from our country next? I am just saying if you are going to cater to those with special needs why not go all the way? How can those kids go to parks and go to stores knowing at any moment they could potentially encounter something that has been contaminated by peanuts. Why end there??? People are allergic to bees and grass and dairy and cinnamin and pollen. I've got it!!!! Let's all never leave home. . . that way we can always be safe! OOh and while we are at it . . . let's have the government come in and do daily inspections of our homes to make sure we are keeping it up to par!!!!! See how rediculous this is? Oh maybe we can also get rid of all lakes and streams and rivers! You know there are kids out there who can't swim right?

  592. Anonymous

    My peanut allergic son also has asthma. If he has an asthma attack, we have time to get him help. if he has an anaphalactic reaction, he has about a minute before his throat is completely closed. When we are out in public places, obviously we cant control what others are eating. We are just as careful as we can be. But a child should be able to recieve an education without being in fear of dying.

  593. Claire Stolz McKenna

    Announce over the loudspeaker or PA system about the need to NOT bring peanut products to school and why. I'm sure the kids would comply. They are not the problem. The parents are.

  594. Anonymous

    And who is going tp pay for this "special shool", Zari? You? I pay taxes like everyone else. My child deserves the same education as everyone else. I guess apparently your right to eat peanut butter is more important than a childs right to education, or LIFE!

  595. Anonymous

    And who is going tp pay for this "special shool", Zari? You? I pay taxes like everyone else. My child deserves the same education as everyone else. I guess apparently your right to eat peanut butter is more important than a childs right to education, or LIFE!

  596. Anonymous

    And who is going tp pay for this "special shool", Zari? You? I pay taxes like everyone else. My child deserves the same education as everyone else. I guess apparently your right to eat peanut butter is more important than a childs right to education, or LIFE!

  597. Elizabeth Ann Marie Carey

    Zari Trhaas – regarding the perfume issue MANY work places ban perfume.

    I've also worked a several schools and day cares, when i was younger, that ban milk when there is a severe allergy, they states they did not want to be liable for discimintion or death of a child.

    to those that say the allergic child should be removed from the school- Isn't it illigal and discimination to exclude some based on their medical needs (ADA laws)?

    I would agree with having a peanut room or area for those that need to have peanut butter- then it's is the parent choice. This would accomidate all needs.

  598. Cyndie Vecchio

    Really how many kids bring lobster to school, I would make sure my kid didn't if there was a child in his class that was allergic to it because it is not that hard to do . Imaginary illness, did you think that up with your imaginary brain?

  599. Anonymous

    Wow! That's all I can say. And you wonder why people hate Americans? Why are we so selfish? Why is it only about "me"? A sense of entitlement maybe? Some of you don't understand. It's not like other allergies like many posters have said. Example, if your child goes to school and eats her/his PBJ, even if it's in a separate area in the cafeteria, they can still have residue in their mouth or on their hands, and then spread it to someone with an allergy back in the classroom, possibly killing that child. I know bad things can happen to anyone, but it's different when it's preventable. Kids don't understand. My kid was chased around by another kid with a PBJ sandwich because that kid wanted to "see what would happen", but I guess that's my fault since I didn't home school her right?

  600. Anonymous

    Wow! That's all I can say. And you wonder why people hate Americans? Why are we so selfish? Why is it only about "me"? A sense of entitlement maybe? Some of you don't understand. It's not like other allergies like many posters have said. Example, if your child goes to school and eats her/his PBJ, even if it's in a separate area in the cafeteria, they can still have residue in their mouth or on their hands, and then spread it to someone with an allergy back in the classroom, possibly killing that child. I know bad things can happen to anyone, but it's different when it's preventable. Kids don't understand. My kid was chased around by another kid with a PBJ sandwich because that kid wanted to "see what would happen", but I guess that's my fault since I didn't home school her right?

  601. Daniela Roberts

    I agree, we should dispose off all people with diabetes, heart defects, high cholesterol, high blood pressure, cancer, strokes, Alzheimer, obesity, broken legs, flu, hemorrhoids, Down syndrome, ADD, depression, spina bifida, glaucoma, brain tumors, stomach flu, erectile dysfunction, etc. Then, this country will be full of healthy breeders and the world will be a better place. How about idiocy, can we dispose off those too? I know one eligible here.

  602. Sue Farrar Locke

    Very well said!!!!! People so need to get a clue just how serious this is.

  603. James Barry

    Maryjo Costigan … that's what this country has come to. One person's lawsuit (or the potential of it) forces the rest of us to bend to their will. Peanut allergies are not a serious health concern for 99% of the population.

  604. James Barry

    Maryjo Costigan … that's what this country has come to. One person's lawsuit (or the potential of it) forces the rest of us to bend to their will. Peanut allergies are not a serious health concern for 99% of the population.

  605. Angela Constantine Santaniello

    that is so not true it brings on such a bad asthma attack plus tongue swelling

  606. Angela Constantine Santaniello

    that is so not true it brings on such a bad asthma attack plus tongue swelling

  607. Angela Constantine Santaniello

    if you are a normal person you would have consideration

  608. Angela Constantine Santaniello

    if you are a normal person you would have consideration

  609. Julie Taylor

    My daughter is allergic to fabric softner along with alot of other kids we should ban that too cause if another kid hugs my kid she could die.

  610. Julie Taylor

    My daughter is allergic to fabric softner along with alot of other kids we should ban that too cause if another kid hugs my kid she could die.

  611. Julie Taylor

    My daughter is allergic to fabric softner along with alot of other kids we should ban that too cause if another kid hugs my kid she could die.

  612. Julie Taylor

    My daughter is allergic to fabric softner along with alot of other kids we should ban that too cause if another kid hugs my kid she could die.

  613. Julie Taylor

    My daughter is allergic to fabric softner along with alot of other kids we should ban that too cause if another kid hugs my kid she could die.

  614. Julie Taylor

    My daughter is allergic to fabric softner along with alot of other kids we should ban that too cause if another kid hugs my kid she could die.

  615. Julie Taylor

    My daughter is allergic to fabric softner along with alot of other kids we should ban that too cause if another kid hugs my kid she could die.

  616. Julie Taylor

    My daughter is allergic to fabric softner along with alot of other kids we should ban that too cause if another kid hugs my kid she could die.

  617. Julie Taylor

    My daughter is allergic to fabric softner along with alot of other kids we should ban that too cause if another kid hugs my kid she could die.

  618. Julie Taylor

    My daughter is allergic to fabric softner along with alot of other kids we should ban that too cause if another kid hugs my kid she could die.

  619. Daniela Roberts

    Actually, the commercial brands are loaded with sugar,sodium and hydrogenated vegetable oil. So it depends on what brand you buy, you might just be eating tons of extra crap thinking it is healthy.

  620. Katie French

    I have a child with a peanut allergy, im also a BSN and my husbands a doctor. My child knows the dangers and is fully aware of what will happen if she is nesar peanuts and she is only 4. I would never make a entire school turn the rules around for just one child. Also a few years ago my husband saw a college student who almost died from a peanut allergy, and do you know why, because instead of educating and teaching the child all those years the parent made the schools be peanut free so when the child hit the real world they where not prepared. So in the long run by babying this peanut allergy your puting your child in danger in the long run. And most peanut allergys are not airborn. Its the parents who have this in there head and put it into the childs that omg your in a room with pp&j your going to have a reaction there is 2% of children who are truly affected by peanuts through air not mouth.

  621. Imelda Schmid

    So if a person has a rare condition that the majority of the population doesn't suffer from – their life is less important than everyone else's? I just want to make sure I'm understanding you correctly. What if that was your child. That child may not mean a lot to the rest of world but your child means the world to you. Just remember that.
    It's so funny that people say "why should the rest of the kids suffer?" So having their peanut butter at home instead of at school is suffering – but a child who stops breathing after being exposed to peanut butter isn't suffering? It's not about "catering" to someone. How about just caring about someone else's life. If I was told that something my child is eating could potentially kill their classmate, my child would not eat that at school!!!

  622. Angela Constantine Santaniello

    I have been in school for a lot more (sorry) my children are all adults now—and school is a controlled environment—and to have a lunch room set up with a few tables to be peanut free proved to be no big deal. our school first had my daughter eat in a seperate room with a couple of friends which we where so grateful for then more children had the same so that is when they decieded to make seperate tables which worked out well for all. as for class room snacks for that class a letter went home advising parents not to send in anything containing peanuts the kids had no problem with it just the PARENTS.

  623. Stephanie Klinger

    I am fine with the ban. None of my kids are allergic. And my all of them love PB and J. Some of these kids can die from touching nuts. I rather have my children eat it at home, then to see one of their classmates have a reaction.

  624. Kim Calistro

    I just don't get any parent that would send their child to school with a PB sandwich KNOWING that it could harm another child. There's a child in Kaylee's class that is allergic to nuts. Most of Kaylee's stuff is nut based because she can't have gluten. I don't send that stuff to school because I'm not going to put another child at risk. She eats the nut based crackers at home, not at school. You're right, the world needs more compassion. Everything is me me me.. Parents need to think of other children as well.

  625. Angela Constantine Santaniello

    I am so done with this, can not deal with the INGNORANCE of people–I just pray that you do not come into a situation where your child or yourself come in contact with another and a death occures and you are the reason.

  626. Gabriel Bartlow

    Seems to be allot of Fascists commenting on this, you "It's for the children!" people make me sick. You should be teaching your children to deal with their health realities(also the health realities of other children) and not teaching them to expect the world to change or conform simply for them(It WILL NOT do so).

  627. Salina Griffith Fleming

    Hilary, I totally understand how lethal peanut allergy is and how other allergies can be as well. The problem is, if then ban peanut butter to protect kids with peanut allergy, then they will have to ban EVERYTHING that kids are allergic to. The best tool as you said is educate. When she starts school you may consider going in and speaking with the whole class about here allergy. I am always educating people about Type 1 Diabetes. I have realized that I will be educating forever because people have no clue some times. I can only imagine how hard it is to have a child with such a severe allergy.

  628. Daniela Roberts

    wow, that is probably a real revelation to those parents with allergic kids, they have not most likely never heard of organic food, they probably don't even use internet to find a solution for their children's problems…

  629. Daniela Roberts

    wow, that is probably a real revelation to those parents with allergic kids, they have not most likely never heard of organic food, they probably don't even use internet to find a solution for their children's problems…

  630. Daniela Roberts

    wow, that is probably a real revelation to those parents with allergic kids, they have not most likely never heard of organic food, they probably don't even use internet to find a solution for their children's problems…

  631. Daniela Roberts

    wow, that is probably a real revelation to those parents with allergic kids, they have not most likely never heard of organic food, they probably don't even use internet to find a solution for their children's problems…

  632. Daniela Roberts

    wow, that is probably a real revelation to those parents with allergic kids, they have not most likely never heard of organic food, they probably don't even use internet to find a solution for their children's problems…

  633. Hilary Anderson

    Julie, if I knew a kid could die because my kid using fabric softner then I would advise her to not hug her and probably not use fabric softner. But hey I guess that's just because we are different kind of people that want to raise our kids different.

  634. Danielle Hendrick

    Maybe parents need to better educate their dumbass kids on what they can and cannot eat. I grew up with a tree nut allergy and didn't carry an Epipen. My parents just told me not to be a dumbass.

  635. Daniela Roberts

    yes, the 3 year old kid should get a grip and just stick to his pen when he has a reaction, good grief, why don't these kids just take Benadryl before they go to school? Is this what your parents told you to do when you were 3?

  636. Salina Griffith Fleming

    Nicholas had a child in his class in kindergarten and again in second grade. We were all educated on the severity of her allergy. As a parent, I made changes to what Nicholas brought to school for lunch and when we provided snack it was nut free. We ALL should make the sacrifices to keep all the kids safe in school

  637. Salina Griffith Fleming

    Nicholas had a child in his class in kindergarten and again in second grade. We were all educated on the severity of her allergy. As a parent, I made changes to what Nicholas brought to school for lunch and when we provided snack it was nut free. We ALL should make the sacrifices to keep all the kids safe in school

  638. Salina Griffith Fleming

    Nicholas had a child in his class in kindergarten and again in second grade. We were all educated on the severity of her allergy. As a parent, I made changes to what Nicholas brought to school for lunch and when we provided snack it was nut free. We ALL should make the sacrifices to keep all the kids safe in school

  639. Salina Griffith Fleming

    Nicholas had a child in his class in kindergarten and again in second grade. We were all educated on the severity of her allergy. As a parent, I made changes to what Nicholas brought to school for lunch and when we provided snack it was nut free. We ALL should make the sacrifices to keep all the kids safe in school

  640. Salina Griffith Fleming

    Nicholas had a child in his class in kindergarten and again in second grade. We were all educated on the severity of her allergy. As a parent, I made changes to what Nicholas brought to school for lunch and when we provided snack it was nut free. We ALL should make the sacrifices to keep all the kids safe in school

  641. Salina Griffith Fleming

    Nicholas had a child in his class in kindergarten and again in second grade. We were all educated on the severity of her allergy. As a parent, I made changes to what Nicholas brought to school for lunch and when we provided snack it was nut free. We ALL should make the sacrifices to keep all the kids safe in school

  642. Salina Griffith Fleming

    Nicholas had a child in his class in kindergarten and again in second grade. We were all educated on the severity of her allergy. As a parent, I made changes to what Nicholas brought to school for lunch and when we provided snack it was nut free. We ALL should make the sacrifices to keep all the kids safe in school

  643. Salina Griffith Fleming

    Nicholas had a child in his class in kindergarten and again in second grade. We were all educated on the severity of her allergy. As a parent, I made changes to what Nicholas brought to school for lunch and when we provided snack it was nut free. We ALL should make the sacrifices to keep all the kids safe in school

  644. Salina Griffith Fleming

    Nicholas had a child in his class in kindergarten and again in second grade. We were all educated on the severity of her allergy. As a parent, I made changes to what Nicholas brought to school for lunch and when we provided snack it was nut free. We ALL should make the sacrifices to keep all the kids safe in school

  645. Salina Griffith Fleming

    Nicholas had a child in his class in kindergarten and again in second grade. We were all educated on the severity of her allergy. As a parent, I made changes to what Nicholas brought to school for lunch and when we provided snack it was nut free. We ALL should make the sacrifices to keep all the kids safe in school

  646. Salina Griffith Fleming

    Nicholas had a child in his class in kindergarten and again in second grade. We were all educated on the severity of her allergy. As a parent, I made changes to what Nicholas brought to school for lunch and when we provided snack it was nut free. We ALL should make the sacrifices to keep all the kids safe in school

  647. Salina Griffith Fleming

    Nicholas had a child in his class in kindergarten and again in second grade. We were all educated on the severity of her allergy. As a parent, I made changes to what Nicholas brought to school for lunch and when we provided snack it was nut free. We ALL should make the sacrifices to keep all the kids safe in school

  648. Salina Griffith Fleming

    Nicholas had a child in his class in kindergarten and again in second grade. We were all educated on the severity of her allergy. As a parent, I made changes to what Nicholas brought to school for lunch and when we provided snack it was nut free. We ALL should make the sacrifices to keep all the kids safe in school

  649. Salina Griffith Fleming

    Nicholas had a child in his class in kindergarten and again in second grade. We were all educated on the severity of her allergy. As a parent, I made changes to what Nicholas brought to school for lunch and when we provided snack it was nut free. We ALL should make the sacrifices to keep all the kids safe in school

  650. Marcel Hjerpe

    I think people should learn to handle their allergies/needs by themselves.
    The world isn't going to succumb to the needs of a few and some things are inevitable, adults and children need to be prepared for when their allergies become fatal.
    I see points on both sides and alot of the comments from both sides are really extreme, Kids should learn to eat a variety of foods instead of just Pb&J. But also the world isn't going to stop producing peanut products because people are developing allergies.

  651. James Barry

    And apparently you've never had an asthma attack. More than 3,300 die every year from asthma attacks versus a couple of dozen due to food allergies. That is much more severe than a little sneezing Kat.

  652. James Barry

    And apparently you've never had an asthma attack. More than 3,300 die every year from asthma attacks versus a couple of dozen due to food allergies. That is much more severe than a little sneezing Kat.

  653. James Barry

    And apparently you've never had an asthma attack. More than 3,300 die every year from asthma attacks versus a couple of dozen due to food allergies. That is much more severe than a little sneezing Kat.

  654. James Barry

    And apparently you've never had an asthma attack. More than 3,300 die every year from asthma attacks versus a couple of dozen due to food allergies. That is much more severe than a little sneezing Kat.

  655. James Barry

    And apparently you've never had an asthma attack. More than 3,300 die every year from asthma attacks versus a couple of dozen due to food allergies. That is much more severe than a little sneezing Kat.

  656. James Barry

    And apparently you've never had an asthma attack. More than 3,300 die every year from asthma attacks versus a couple of dozen due to food allergies. That is much more severe than a little sneezing Kat.

  657. Marcel Hjerpe

    if your child won't eat any other kind of sandwich maybe send them with something other than a sandwich?

  658. Hilary Anderson

    I plan too but if people are not willing to make the effort to change then really whats the point. Imagine Ryan could inhale the sugar and it effected him negatively. It is really frustrating that these morons are saying that they would rather my daughter have a life threatening reaction than give their child a different sandwich. I'm sorry but that really pisses me off. I think if there is another life threatening allergy in the school the whole school should have a ban on it and I would be more that happy to comply.

  659. Maryjo Costigan

    Wow Imelda any point that you may have made now becomes null and void the moment you resort to name calling. You didn't answer my question. What about people who are allergic to pollen, grass, bees, strawberries, bananas, seafood, dairy, cinnamin, pollen etc? Should we ban all of those things too? Should we ban those things from our country afterall school is not the only public place children could come into contact with those things! Playgrounds, grocery stores, football stadiums, zoos could all be places that could potentially come into contact with peanuts! Where does it end. Please Imelda answer my questions! Where is the line? After all if it saves one child why not ban ANYTHING that has the potential to be harmful.

  660. Sara Miller

    Wow. You're asking…*why* I care about poor children…? That's an *issue* for you is it…? My God, we now know all there is to know about *your* character don't we.
    If it's okay with you–I'm going to continue to work with the poor. Thanks.

  661. Sara Miller

    Wow. You're asking…*why* I care about poor children…? That's an *issue* for you is it…? My God, we now know all there is to know about *your* character don't we.
    If it's okay with you–I'm going to continue to work with the poor. Thanks.

  662. Sara Miller

    Wow. You're asking…*why* I care about poor children…? That's an *issue* for you is it…? My God, we now know all there is to know about *your* character don't we.
    If it's okay with you–I'm going to continue to work with the poor. Thanks.

  663. Sara Miller

    Wow. You're asking…*why* I care about poor children…? That's an *issue* for you is it…? My God, we now know all there is to know about *your* character don't we.
    If it's okay with you–I'm going to continue to work with the poor. Thanks.

  664. Sara Miller

    Wow. You're asking…*why* I care about poor children…? That's an *issue* for you is it…? My God, we now know all there is to know about *your* character don't we.
    If it's okay with you–I'm going to continue to work with the poor. Thanks.

  665. Peggy Daniel Vossler

    My grandson is allergic to pork; he has a note from his doctor and they give him the alternate, which most school's have. But I have issue with a home packed lunch for a child that is not allergic to the foods in that bag. Peanut butter is nutritious.(high protein), an apple or orange, milk is much better than bologna(that is loaded with preservatives and nitrates, salt, etc) That child allergic to peanut butter should not be near the other student's lunch. My grandson asks politely if there is pork in any food when eating at another's home or at a restaurant and will substitute something else. He was aware of his problem in first grade as was the school. This is how it should be; not penalize other students especially those who bring their own lunches.

  666. Hilary Anderson

    Yes that is the conclusion I'm coming too. These comments were a real eye opener of how horrible people could be and raise their children to be.

  667. Hilary Anderson

    Yes that is the conclusion I'm coming too. These comments were a real eye opener of how horrible people could be and raise their children to be.

  668. Hilary Anderson

    Yes that is the conclusion I'm coming too. These comments were a real eye opener of how horrible people could be and raise their children to be.

  669. Hilary Anderson

    Yes that is the conclusion I'm coming too. These comments were a real eye opener of how horrible people could be and raise their children to be.

  670. Hilary Anderson

    Yes that is the conclusion I'm coming too. These comments were a real eye opener of how horrible people could be and raise their children to be.

  671. Hilary Anderson

    Yes that is the conclusion I'm coming too. These comments were a real eye opener of how horrible people could be and raise their children to be.

  672. Hilary Anderson

    Yes that is the conclusion I'm coming too. These comments were a real eye opener of how horrible people could be and raise their children to be.

  673. Hilary Anderson

    Yes that is the conclusion I'm coming too. These comments were a real eye opener of how horrible people could be and raise their children to be.

  674. Hilary Anderson

    Yes that is the conclusion I'm coming too. These comments were a real eye opener of how horrible people could be and raise their children to be.

  675. Hilary Anderson

    Yes that is the conclusion I'm coming too. These comments were a real eye opener of how horrible people could be and raise their children to be.

  676. Hilary Anderson

    Yes that is the conclusion I'm coming too. These comments were a real eye opener of how horrible people could be and raise their children to be.

  677. Hilary Anderson

    Yes that is the conclusion I'm coming too. These comments were a real eye opener of how horrible people could be and raise their children to be.

  678. Hilary Anderson

    Yes that is the conclusion I'm coming too. These comments were a real eye opener of how horrible people could be and raise their children to be.

  679. Hilary Anderson

    Yes that is the conclusion I'm coming too. These comments were a real eye opener of how horrible people could be and raise their children to be.

  680. Hilary Anderson

    Yes that is the conclusion I'm coming too. These comments were a real eye opener of how horrible people could be and raise their children to be.

  681. Hilary Anderson

    Yes that is the conclusion I'm coming too. These comments were a real eye opener of how horrible people could be and raise their children to be.

  682. Hilary Anderson

    Yes that is the conclusion I'm coming too. These comments were a real eye opener of how horrible people could be and raise their children to be.

  683. Hilary Anderson

    Yes that is the conclusion I'm coming too. These comments were a real eye opener of how horrible people could be and raise their children to be.

  684. Hilary Anderson

    Yes that is the conclusion I'm coming too. These comments were a real eye opener of how horrible people could be and raise their children to be.

  685. Hilary Anderson

    Yes that is the conclusion I'm coming too. These comments were a real eye opener of how horrible people could be and raise their children to be.

  686. Hilary Anderson

    Yes that is the conclusion I'm coming too. These comments were a real eye opener of how horrible people could be and raise their children to be.

  687. Sara Miller

    “A child with a peanut allergy will never learn to deal with their allergy in the real world if one forces the real world to change for that child.”

    Amen and *exactly*!

  688. Sara Miller

    “A child with a peanut allergy will never learn to deal with their allergy in the real world if one forces the real world to change for that child.”

    Amen and *exactly*!

  689. Sara Miller

    “A child with a peanut allergy will never learn to deal with their allergy in the real world if one forces the real world to change for that child.”

    Amen and *exactly*!

  690. Sara Miller

    “A child with a peanut allergy will never learn to deal with their allergy in the real world if one forces the real world to change for that child.”

    Amen and *exactly*!

  691. Sara Miller

    “A child with a peanut allergy will never learn to deal with their allergy in the real world if one forces the real world to change for that child.”

    Amen and *exactly*!

  692. Sara Miller

    “A child with a peanut allergy will never learn to deal with their allergy in the real world if one forces the real world to change for that child.”

    Amen and *exactly*!

  693. Sara Miller

    “A child with a peanut allergy will never learn to deal with their allergy in the real world if one forces the real world to change for that child.”

    Amen and *exactly*!

  694. Sara Miller

    “A child with a peanut allergy will never learn to deal with their allergy in the real world if one forces the real world to change for that child.”

    Amen and *exactly*!

  695. Sara Miller

    “A child with a peanut allergy will never learn to deal with their allergy in the real world if one forces the real world to change for that child.”

    Amen and *exactly*!

  696. Sara Miller

    “A child with a peanut allergy will never learn to deal with their allergy in the real world if one forces the real world to change for that child.”

    Amen and *exactly*!

  697. Sara Miller

    “A child with a peanut allergy will never learn to deal with their allergy in the real world if one forces the real world to change for that child.”

    Amen and *exactly*!

  698. Sara Miller

    “A child with a peanut allergy will never learn to deal with their allergy in the real world if one forces the real world to change for that child.”

    Amen and *exactly*!

  699. Sara Miller

    “A child with a peanut allergy will never learn to deal with their allergy in the real world if one forces the real world to change for that child.”

    Amen and *exactly*!

  700. Imelda Schmid

    If I can do anything to prevent someone from dying. So to answer your question Maryjo, yes I would agree to a banana ,strawberry seafood, dairy cinnamon ban if it meant it would save someone's life. Unfortunately I cannot control the pollen in the air or the bees on the playground so obviously we cannot ban those. My child will not "suffer" if he doesn't have a banana or a strawberry in the school lunchroom.

  701. Imelda Schmid

    If I can do anything to prevent someone from dying. So to answer your question Maryjo, yes I would agree to a banana ,strawberry seafood, dairy cinnamon ban if it meant it would save someone's life. Unfortunately I cannot control the pollen in the air or the bees on the playground so obviously we cannot ban those. My child will not "suffer" if he doesn't have a banana or a strawberry in the school lunchroom.

  702. Imelda Schmid

    If I can do anything to prevent someone from dying. So to answer your question Maryjo, yes I would agree to a banana ,strawberry seafood, dairy cinnamon ban if it meant it would save someone's life. Unfortunately I cannot control the pollen in the air or the bees on the playground so obviously we cannot ban those. My child will not "suffer" if he doesn't have a banana or a strawberry in the school lunchroom.

  703. Imelda Schmid

    If I can do anything to prevent someone from dying. So to answer your question Maryjo, yes I would agree to a banana ,strawberry seafood, dairy cinnamon ban if it meant it would save someone's life. Unfortunately I cannot control the pollen in the air or the bees on the playground so obviously we cannot ban those. My child will not "suffer" if he doesn't have a banana or a strawberry in the school lunchroom.

  704. Imelda Schmid

    If I can do anything to prevent someone from dying. So to answer your question Maryjo, yes I would agree to a banana ,strawberry seafood, dairy cinnamon ban if it meant it would save someone's life. Unfortunately I cannot control the pollen in the air or the bees on the playground so obviously we cannot ban those. My child will not "suffer" if he doesn't have a banana or a strawberry in the school lunchroom.

  705. Imelda Schmid

    If I can do anything to prevent someone from dying. So to answer your question Maryjo, yes I would agree to a banana ,strawberry seafood, dairy cinnamon ban if it meant it would save someone's life. Unfortunately I cannot control the pollen in the air or the bees on the playground so obviously we cannot ban those. My child will not "suffer" if he doesn't have a banana or a strawberry in the school lunchroom.

  706. Imelda Schmid

    If I can do anything to prevent someone from dying. So to answer your question Maryjo, yes I would agree to a banana ,strawberry seafood, dairy cinnamon ban if it meant it would save someone's life. Unfortunately I cannot control the pollen in the air or the bees on the playground so obviously we cannot ban those. My child will not "suffer" if he doesn't have a banana or a strawberry in the school lunchroom.

  707. Imelda Schmid

    If I can do anything to prevent someone from dying. So to answer your question Maryjo, yes I would agree to a banana ,strawberry seafood, dairy cinnamon ban if it meant it would save someone's life. Unfortunately I cannot control the pollen in the air or the bees on the playground so obviously we cannot ban those. My child will not "suffer" if he doesn't have a banana or a strawberry in the school lunchroom.

  708. Imelda Schmid

    If I can do anything to prevent someone from dying. So to answer your question Maryjo, yes I would agree to a banana ,strawberry seafood, dairy cinnamon ban if it meant it would save someone's life. Unfortunately I cannot control the pollen in the air or the bees on the playground so obviously we cannot ban those. My child will not "suffer" if he doesn't have a banana or a strawberry in the school lunchroom.

  709. Imelda Schmid

    If I can do anything to prevent someone from dying. So to answer your question Maryjo, yes I would agree to a banana ,strawberry seafood, dairy cinnamon ban if it meant it would save someone's life. Unfortunately I cannot control the pollen in the air or the bees on the playground so obviously we cannot ban those. My child will not "suffer" if he doesn't have a banana or a strawberry in the school lunchroom.

  710. Imelda Schmid

    If I can do anything to prevent someone from dying. So to answer your question Maryjo, yes I would agree to a banana ,strawberry seafood, dairy cinnamon ban if it meant it would save someone's life. Unfortunately I cannot control the pollen in the air or the bees on the playground so obviously we cannot ban those. My child will not "suffer" if he doesn't have a banana or a strawberry in the school lunchroom.

  711. Imelda Schmid

    If I can do anything to prevent someone from dying. So to answer your question Maryjo, yes I would agree to a banana ,strawberry seafood, dairy cinnamon ban if it meant it would save someone's life. Unfortunately I cannot control the pollen in the air or the bees on the playground so obviously we cannot ban those. My child will not "suffer" if he doesn't have a banana or a strawberry in the school lunchroom.

  712. Imelda Schmid

    If I can do anything to prevent someone from dying. So to answer your question Maryjo, yes I would agree to a banana ,strawberry seafood, dairy cinnamon ban if it meant it would save someone's life. Unfortunately I cannot control the pollen in the air or the bees on the playground so obviously we cannot ban those. My child will not "suffer" if he doesn't have a banana or a strawberry in the school lunchroom.

  713. Imelda Schmid

    If I can do anything to prevent someone from dying. So to answer your question Maryjo, yes I would agree to a banana ,strawberry seafood, dairy cinnamon ban if it meant it would save someone's life. Unfortunately I cannot control the pollen in the air or the bees on the playground so obviously we cannot ban those. My child will not "suffer" if he doesn't have a banana or a strawberry in the school lunchroom.

  714. Imelda Schmid

    If I can do anything to prevent someone from dying. So to answer your question Maryjo, yes I would agree to a banana ,strawberry seafood, dairy cinnamon ban if it meant it would save someone's life. Unfortunately I cannot control the pollen in the air or the bees on the playground so obviously we cannot ban those. My child will not "suffer" if he doesn't have a banana or a strawberry in the school lunchroom.

  715. Imelda Schmid

    If I can do anything to prevent someone from dying. So to answer your question Maryjo, yes I would agree to a banana ,strawberry seafood, dairy cinnamon ban if it meant it would save someone's life. Unfortunately I cannot control the pollen in the air or the bees on the playground so obviously we cannot ban those. My child will not "suffer" if he doesn't have a banana or a strawberry in the school lunchroom.

  716. Imelda Schmid

    If I can do anything to prevent someone from dying. So to answer your question Maryjo, yes I would agree to a banana ,strawberry seafood, dairy cinnamon ban if it meant it would save someone's life. Unfortunately I cannot control the pollen in the air or the bees on the playground so obviously we cannot ban those. My child will not "suffer" if he doesn't have a banana or a strawberry in the school lunchroom.

  717. Imelda Schmid

    If I can do anything to prevent someone from dying. So to answer your question Maryjo, yes I would agree to a banana ,strawberry seafood, dairy cinnamon ban if it meant it would save someone's life. Unfortunately I cannot control the pollen in the air or the bees on the playground so obviously we cannot ban those. My child will not "suffer" if he doesn't have a banana or a strawberry in the school lunchroom.

  718. Imelda Schmid

    If I can do anything to prevent someone from dying. So to answer your question Maryjo, yes I would agree to a banana ,strawberry seafood, dairy cinnamon ban if it meant it would save someone's life. Unfortunately I cannot control the pollen in the air or the bees on the playground so obviously we cannot ban those. My child will not "suffer" if he doesn't have a banana or a strawberry in the school lunchroom.

  719. Imelda Schmid

    If I can do anything to prevent someone from dying. So to answer your question Maryjo, yes I would agree to a banana ,strawberry seafood, dairy cinnamon ban if it meant it would save someone's life. Unfortunately I cannot control the pollen in the air or the bees on the playground so obviously we cannot ban those. My child will not "suffer" if he doesn't have a banana or a strawberry in the school lunchroom.

  720. Imelda Schmid

    If I can do anything to prevent someone from dying. So to answer your question Maryjo, yes I would agree to a banana ,strawberry seafood, dairy cinnamon ban if it meant it would save someone's life. Unfortunately I cannot control the pollen in the air or the bees on the playground so obviously we cannot ban those. My child will not "suffer" if he doesn't have a banana or a strawberry in the school lunchroom.

  721. Imelda Schmid

    If I can do anything to prevent someone from dying. So to answer your question Maryjo, yes I would agree to a banana ,strawberry seafood, dairy cinnamon ban if it meant it would save someone's life. Unfortunately I cannot control the pollen in the air or the bees on the playground so obviously we cannot ban those. My child will not "suffer" if he doesn't have a banana or a strawberry in the school lunchroom.

  722. Imelda Schmid

    If I can do anything to prevent someone from dying. So to answer your question Maryjo, yes I would agree to a banana ,strawberry seafood, dairy cinnamon ban if it meant it would save someone's life. Unfortunately I cannot control the pollen in the air or the bees on the playground so obviously we cannot ban those. My child will not "suffer" if he doesn't have a banana or a strawberry in the school lunchroom.

  723. Imelda Schmid

    If I can do anything to prevent someone from dying. So to answer your question Maryjo, yes I would agree to a banana ,strawberry seafood, dairy cinnamon ban if it meant it would save someone's life. Unfortunately I cannot control the pollen in the air or the bees on the playground so obviously we cannot ban those. My child will not "suffer" if he doesn't have a banana or a strawberry in the school lunchroom.

  724. Imelda Schmid

    If I can do anything to prevent someone from dying. So to answer your question Maryjo, yes I would agree to a banana ,strawberry seafood, dairy cinnamon ban if it meant it would save someone's life. Unfortunately I cannot control the pollen in the air or the bees on the playground so obviously we cannot ban those. My child will not "suffer" if he doesn't have a banana or a strawberry in the school lunchroom.

  725. Imelda Schmid

    If I can do anything to prevent someone from dying. So to answer your question Maryjo, yes I would agree to a banana ,strawberry seafood, dairy cinnamon ban if it meant it would save someone's life. Unfortunately I cannot control the pollen in the air or the bees on the playground so obviously we cannot ban those. My child will not "suffer" if he doesn't have a banana or a strawberry in the school lunchroom.

  726. Imelda Schmid

    If I can do anything to prevent someone from dying. So to answer your question Maryjo, yes I would agree to a banana ,strawberry seafood, dairy cinnamon ban if it meant it would save someone's life. Unfortunately I cannot control the pollen in the air or the bees on the playground so obviously we cannot ban those. My child will not "suffer" if he doesn't have a banana or a strawberry in the school lunchroom.

  727. Peggy Daniel Vossler

    Heather Sanford Har-Zvi no it isn't a right to go to school it is a law until they are 16 in most states. It is a right to have peanut butter in your child's lunch box.

  728. Anonymous

    might as well ban all food! school system with out a brain.
    how about this? don't eat it?

  729. Anonymous

    might as well ban all food! school system with out a brain.
    how about this? don't eat it?

  730. Anonymous

    might as well ban all food! school system with out a brain.
    how about this? don't eat it?

  731. Anonymous

    might as well ban all food! school system with out a brain.
    how about this? don't eat it?

  732. Anonymous

    might as well ban all food! school system with out a brain.
    how about this? don't eat it?

  733. Anonymous

    might as well ban all food! school system with out a brain.
    how about this? don't eat it?

  734. Anonymous

    might as well ban all food! school system with out a brain.
    how about this? don't eat it?

  735. Anonymous

    might as well ban all food! school system with out a brain.
    how about this? don't eat it?

  736. Anonymous

    might as well ban all food! school system with out a brain.
    how about this? don't eat it?

  737. Candie Menza

    As a parent, I think the thought of an elementary school child controlling their own allergy is ridiculous. That is not an age appropriate expectation. I know kids love pb&j. I also know somebody who lost a child from a peanut allergy. Dead is forever and if we can prevent a child from being DEAD, then why not ban the peanut butter. Yes, some children have other needs, but are they going to go into anaphylaxis shock and die in the cafeteria. I don't think so. I pray that the school and the parents learn to have a better sense of community. If my child's elementary school banned peanut butter, then I would talk about it with my child, explain the consequences and tell him that we are going to learn to live with it for the greater good!

  738. Candie Menza

    As a parent, I think the thought of an elementary school child controlling their own allergy is ridiculous. That is not an age appropriate expectation. I know kids love pb&j. I also know somebody who lost a child from a peanut allergy. Dead is forever and if we can prevent a child from being DEAD, then why not ban the peanut butter. Yes, some children have other needs, but are they going to go into anaphylaxis shock and die in the cafeteria. I don't think so. I pray that the school and the parents learn to have a better sense of community. If my child's elementary school banned peanut butter, then I would talk about it with my child, explain the consequences and tell him that we are going to learn to live with it for the greater good!

  739. Candie Menza

    As a parent, I think the thought of an elementary school child controlling their own allergy is ridiculous. That is not an age appropriate expectation. I know kids love pb&j. I also know somebody who lost a child from a peanut allergy. Dead is forever and if we can prevent a child from being DEAD, then why not ban the peanut butter. Yes, some children have other needs, but are they going to go into anaphylaxis shock and die in the cafeteria. I don't think so. I pray that the school and the parents learn to have a better sense of community. If my child's elementary school banned peanut butter, then I would talk about it with my child, explain the consequences and tell him that we are going to learn to live with it for the greater good!

  740. Imelda Schmid

    The reason why the peanut butter is such a big issue is because it's different than most allergies and it is more common in school lunch rooms. I guarantee no kindergartener has a shrimp cocktail in their lunchbox.

  741. Imelda Schmid

    The reason why the peanut butter is such a big issue is because it's different than most allergies and it is more common in school lunch rooms. I guarantee no kindergartener has a shrimp cocktail in their lunchbox.

  742. Imelda Schmid

    The reason why the peanut butter is such a big issue is because it's different than most allergies and it is more common in school lunch rooms. I guarantee no kindergartener has a shrimp cocktail in their lunchbox.

  743. Candie Menza

    Linda, please keep your voice strong. More and more businesses are becoming fragrance free.

  744. Lori Klug Hoodman

    So, peanuts are WMDs? In grades K thru 12 I knew one kid with a peanut allergy and he had no problem fitting in with all the pbj terrorists. Neither he nor his parents whined or asked for special treatment from society. He simply avoided peanuts. It doesn't surprise me that peanut allergies have thrived and increased in this hyper-sensitive and politically correct society we now live in. The bottom line is this: if you have minor children with allergies, YOU are responsible for ensuring their safety and teaching them how to deal with their condition. The big, cruel world isn't going to accommodate your kids' allergies/conditions/ailment.

  745. Anonymous

    Heather Sanford Har-Zvi what if they do not have the means to offer there children a turkey or other sandwich? Peanut butter is something that is more readily accessible at food banks, on WIC etc.. Be able to feed three children quite a few lunches with a free or $3 jar of peanut butter or one meal with a $3 package of turkey and have them go hungry the est of the meals?

  746. Anonymous

    Heather Sanford Har-Zvi what if they do not have the means to offer there children a turkey or other sandwich? Peanut butter is something that is more readily accessible at food banks, on WIC etc.. Be able to feed three children quite a few lunches with a free or $3 jar of peanut butter or one meal with a $3 package of turkey and have them go hungry the est of the meals?

  747. Megan McNamara Thompson

    Angela Constantine Santaniello Then I guess children with ADHD, or who have mental or physical handicaps should be home schooled too???? That doesn't make sense. Every child has a right to feel safe at school!!!

  748. Megan McNamara Thompson

    Angela Constantine Santaniello Then I guess children with ADHD, or who have mental or physical handicaps should be home schooled too???? That doesn't make sense. Every child has a right to feel safe at school!!!

  749. Megan McNamara Thompson

    Angela Constantine Santaniello Then I guess children with ADHD, or who have mental or physical handicaps should be home schooled too???? That doesn't make sense. Every child has a right to feel safe at school!!!

  750. Megan McNamara Thompson

    Angela Constantine Santaniello Then I guess children with ADHD, or who have mental or physical handicaps should be home schooled too???? That doesn't make sense. Every child has a right to feel safe at school!!!

  751. Megan McNamara Thompson

    Angela Constantine Santaniello Then I guess children with ADHD, or who have mental or physical handicaps should be home schooled too???? That doesn't make sense. Every child has a right to feel safe at school!!!

  752. Megan McNamara Thompson

    Angela Constantine Santaniello Then I guess children with ADHD, or who have mental or physical handicaps should be home schooled too???? That doesn't make sense. Every child has a right to feel safe at school!!!

  753. Megan McNamara Thompson

    Angela Constantine Santaniello Then I guess children with ADHD, or who have mental or physical handicaps should be home schooled too???? That doesn't make sense. Every child has a right to feel safe at school!!!

  754. Megan McNamara Thompson

    Angela Constantine Santaniello Then I guess children with ADHD, or who have mental or physical handicaps should be home schooled too???? That doesn't make sense. Every child has a right to feel safe at school!!!

  755. Megan McNamara Thompson

    Angela Constantine Santaniello Then I guess children with ADHD, or who have mental or physical handicaps should be home schooled too???? That doesn't make sense. Every child has a right to feel safe at school!!!

  756. Megan McNamara Thompson

    Angela Constantine Santaniello Then I guess children with ADHD, or who have mental or physical handicaps should be home schooled too???? That doesn't make sense. Every child has a right to feel safe at school!!!

  757. Megan McNamara Thompson

    Angela Constantine Santaniello Then I guess children with ADHD, or who have mental or physical handicaps should be home schooled too???? That doesn't make sense. Every child has a right to feel safe at school!!!

  758. Megan McNamara Thompson

    Angela Constantine Santaniello Then I guess children with ADHD, or who have mental or physical handicaps should be home schooled too???? That doesn't make sense. Every child has a right to feel safe at school!!!

  759. Megan McNamara Thompson

    Angela Constantine Santaniello Then I guess children with ADHD, or who have mental or physical handicaps should be home schooled too???? That doesn't make sense. Every child has a right to feel safe at school!!!

  760. Megan McNamara Thompson

    Angela Constantine Santaniello Then I guess children with ADHD, or who have mental or physical handicaps should be home schooled too???? That doesn't make sense. Every child has a right to feel safe at school!!!

  761. Megan McNamara Thompson

    Angela Constantine Santaniello Then I guess children with ADHD, or who have mental or physical handicaps should be home schooled too???? That doesn't make sense. Every child has a right to feel safe at school!!!

  762. Megan McNamara Thompson

    Angela Constantine Santaniello Then I guess children with ADHD, or who have mental or physical handicaps should be home schooled too???? That doesn't make sense. Every child has a right to feel safe at school!!!

  763. Megan McNamara Thompson

    Angela Constantine Santaniello Then I guess children with ADHD, or who have mental or physical handicaps should be home schooled too???? That doesn't make sense. Every child has a right to feel safe at school!!!

  764. Megan McNamara Thompson

    Angela Constantine Santaniello Then I guess children with ADHD, or who have mental or physical handicaps should be home schooled too???? That doesn't make sense. Every child has a right to feel safe at school!!!

  765. Megan McNamara Thompson

    Angela Constantine Santaniello Then I guess children with ADHD, or who have mental or physical handicaps should be home schooled too???? That doesn't make sense. Every child has a right to feel safe at school!!!

  766. Megan McNamara Thompson

    Angela Constantine Santaniello Then I guess children with ADHD, or who have mental or physical handicaps should be home schooled too???? That doesn't make sense. Every child has a right to feel safe at school!!!

  767. Megan McNamara Thompson

    Angela Constantine Santaniello Then I guess children with ADHD, or who have mental or physical handicaps should be home schooled too???? That doesn't make sense. Every child has a right to feel safe at school!!!

  768. Megan McNamara Thompson

    Angela Constantine Santaniello Then I guess children with ADHD, or who have mental or physical handicaps should be home schooled too???? That doesn't make sense. Every child has a right to feel safe at school!!!

  769. Megan McNamara Thompson

    Angela Constantine Santaniello Then I guess children with ADHD, or who have mental or physical handicaps should be home schooled too???? That doesn't make sense. Every child has a right to feel safe at school!!!

  770. Megan McNamara Thompson

    Angela Constantine Santaniello Then I guess children with ADHD, or who have mental or physical handicaps should be home schooled too???? That doesn't make sense. Every child has a right to feel safe at school!!!

  771. Megan McNamara Thompson

    Angela Constantine Santaniello Then I guess children with ADHD, or who have mental or physical handicaps should be home schooled too???? That doesn't make sense. Every child has a right to feel safe at school!!!

  772. Megan McNamara Thompson

    Angela Constantine Santaniello Then I guess children with ADHD, or who have mental or physical handicaps should be home schooled too???? That doesn't make sense. Every child has a right to feel safe at school!!!

  773. Megan McNamara Thompson

    Angela Constantine Santaniello Then I guess children with ADHD, or who have mental or physical handicaps should be home schooled too???? That doesn't make sense. Every child has a right to feel safe at school!!!

  774. Megan McNamara Thompson

    Angela Constantine Santaniello Then I guess children with ADHD, or who have mental or physical handicaps should be home schooled too???? That doesn't make sense. Every child has a right to feel safe at school!!!

  775. Megan McNamara Thompson

    Angela Constantine Santaniello Then I guess children with ADHD, or who have mental or physical handicaps should be home schooled too???? That doesn't make sense. Every child has a right to feel safe at school!!!

  776. Megan McNamara Thompson

    Angela Constantine Santaniello Then I guess children with ADHD, or who have mental or physical handicaps should be home schooled too???? That doesn't make sense. Every child has a right to feel safe at school!!!

  777. Megan McNamara Thompson

    Angela Constantine Santaniello Then I guess children with ADHD, or who have mental or physical handicaps should be home schooled too???? That doesn't make sense. Every child has a right to feel safe at school!!!

  778. Anonymous

    some of you robots are stupid, come on its pb&js, you robots just think its because of the few kids that have allergies its fine to ban pb&j, that's just insane, if their allergy is that severe home school them, but why just keep taking our freedom to eat away from the kids, not to mention all of us, because of the small % who are allergic OMG, I'm allergic to colognes and perfumes, but I don't go around wanting it banned, I just stay away from it. WAKE UP PEOPLE!

  779. Northwoods Tkd

    So hundreds of others shouldn't be allowed somethinng because one or two people can't have it. So in you're own words PB&J should be allowed, DEAL WITH IT. Not like you have to go over and sniff the sandwich.

  780. Northwoods Tkd

    So hundreds of others shouldn't be allowed somethinng because one or two people can't have it. So in you're own words PB&J should be allowed, DEAL WITH IT. Not like you have to go over and sniff the sandwich.

  781. Maryjo Costigan

    EVERYTHING and ANYTHING can be considered dangerous to some degree. Why not ban kids from going to school keep them home so they live in a bubble? Surely you don't want kids driving in cars or crossing the street if there is a potential there can be harm! Isn't your motto "anything to save one child"?

  782. Maryjo Costigan

    EVERYTHING and ANYTHING can be considered dangerous to some degree. Why not ban kids from going to school keep them home so they live in a bubble? Surely you don't want kids driving in cars or crossing the street if there is a potential there can be harm! Isn't your motto "anything to save one child"?

  783. Katina Mckain

    Skipping one meal won't kill your child. Children with LIFE THREATENING allergies cannot control whether or not they will have a reaction when they are exposed to the allergen and someone bringing peanut butter to school very well could kill them. I carry epi-pens for myself and my kids due to allergies to stinging insects and antibiotics. Simple fact is , not all allergies are equal. We can somewhat control our exposure to insects/antibiotics. Kids with peanut/ nut allergies cannot as there are many things containing peanut/ nut oils , dust , etc. People with anaphylactic allergies are covered by the Americans with Disabilities Act , requiring reasonable accomadations be made. What do people not understand about life-threatening reaction? Kids missing a meal because they won't eat anything else is not life threatening. How can you justify putting another child's life at risk so your kid can have one certain food? Very selfish.

  784. Katina Mckain

    Skipping one meal won't kill your child. Children with LIFE THREATENING allergies cannot control whether or not they will have a reaction when they are exposed to the allergen and someone bringing peanut butter to school very well could kill them. I carry epi-pens for myself and my kids due to allergies to stinging insects and antibiotics. Simple fact is , not all allergies are equal. We can somewhat control our exposure to insects/antibiotics. Kids with peanut/ nut allergies cannot as there are many things containing peanut/ nut oils , dust , etc. People with anaphylactic allergies are covered by the Americans with Disabilities Act , requiring reasonable accomadations be made. What do people not understand about life-threatening reaction? Kids missing a meal because they won't eat anything else is not life threatening. How can you justify putting another child's life at risk so your kid can have one certain food? Very selfish.

  785. Rachael Pluebell

    My question is this: Why are these kids taking other people's lunches? There is no reason that little Allergic Allison's fingers should be in Peanut Butter Beth's sandwich. I personally think PB&J bans are ridiculous. I can understand not allowing snacks that are to be shared with everyone to have peanut content, but a kid's personal lunch? That's just ridiculous. What about parents who can't afford lunch meat? What about vegetarian kids and kids with sensory issues who won't eat anything else? What about the kids that plain-out like it? There are plenty of things I'm allergic to, but no one ever banned them from my school, or even my household. I knew, "hey, I'm allergic to that. Not going to eat it." If your kid isn't bright enough to not stick their fingers in someone else's food, then instead of banning the food, maybe removing the kid from the cafeteria environment is the best situation. Harsh? Yes. But now that the shoe's on the other foot, makes sense, doesn't it?

  786. Rachael Pluebell

    My question is this: Why are these kids taking other people's lunches? There is no reason that little Allergic Allison's fingers should be in Peanut Butter Beth's sandwich. I personally think PB&J bans are ridiculous. I can understand not allowing snacks that are to be shared with everyone to have peanut content, but a kid's personal lunch? That's just ridiculous. What about parents who can't afford lunch meat? What about vegetarian kids and kids with sensory issues who won't eat anything else? What about the kids that plain-out like it? There are plenty of things I'm allergic to, but no one ever banned them from my school, or even my household. I knew, "hey, I'm allergic to that. Not going to eat it." If your kid isn't bright enough to not stick their fingers in someone else's food, then instead of banning the food, maybe removing the kid from the cafeteria environment is the best situation. Harsh? Yes. But now that the shoe's on the other foot, makes sense, doesn't it?

  787. Sara Miller

    Lovely to have some voices of reason and intelligence here! True compassion has lost out on this thread. { when standing up for poor children, I was threatened with *physical violence*—can you imagine?}

    First you have fanatical parents who are *happy* to run roughshod over all other children and families. Caring about anyone or anything outside their tribe is unreasonable to them.

    Instead of acting like some respectable and * conscientious* families who are able to find methods that don’t expect the world at large to bow down because of their one child’s issue—they decide to act holier than thou and act and behave as if only their offspring counts & only their offspring *matters*.

    Then their hateful, odious cheerleads come in and start a vicious & spiteful hate campaign against anyone voicing an opinion other than theirs—especially where it is one of reason and compassion.

    The thought that *any* of these people are allowed influence over children at all is alarming & upsetting.

    “Responsibility: A detachable burden easily shifted to the shoulders of God, Fate, Fortune, Luck or one's neighbor. In the days of astrology it was customary to unload it upon a star.” ~Ambrose Bierce, The Devil's Dictionary, 1911

    Start to begin to think about taking some personal responsibility and not expecting the the world to do the work for you.

    You and more importantly—your child—will be better off for it.

    “You have to write the book that wants to be written. And if the book will be too difficult for grown-ups, then you write it for children.”
    ― Madeleine L'Engle

  788. Katina Mckain

    Requiring kids with anaphylactic allergies to go to a different school would be DESCRIMINATION. Would you suggest children in wheelchairs or with walkers be placed in different schools too so your child isn't inconvenienced by them in the hallway , drop off/ pick up line , bus line , etc?

  789. Katina Mckain

    I agree. All allergies are not equal. Your son is covered by the Americans with Disabilities Act. He cannot be made to stay home from school. We carry epi-pens for myself and our kids for stinging insects and antibiotics , which we can somewhat avoid. I am shocked at the ignorance of so many people on this subject. It is not possible to simply "control" an allergy like this. It is only possible to try and avoid the allergen and seek treatment when exposure occurs. Even with immediate treatment , death is still a very real possibility. No child's life is worth that risk.

  790. Alicia Basso

    You are saying that the "cheerleaders" come in and start being vicious and spiteful, when i believe as were you. Calling someones child deffective, flawed, special needs, and saying spiteful things to kat, Sorry but your argument is invalid.

  791. Katina Mckain

    Kristina Schnack Kotlus Which is why often times children with severe peanut allergies go into anaphylactic shock without ever knowing exactly what triggered it. Cleaners with peanut oil , foods fried in peanut oil , smudges of peanut butter on a doorknob , peanut dust from cereals etc and countless other things can all cause reactions. Some children eventually have so much trouble their parents choose to homeschool . Every reaction , even when treated immediately , carries the risk of death.

  792. Katina Mckain

    Kristina Schnack Kotlus Which is why often times children with severe peanut allergies go into anaphylactic shock without ever knowing exactly what triggered it. Cleaners with peanut oil , foods fried in peanut oil , smudges of peanut butter on a doorknob , peanut dust from cereals etc and countless other things can all cause reactions. Some children eventually have so much trouble their parents choose to homeschool . Every reaction , even when treated immediately , carries the risk of death.

  793. Katina Mckain

    If they survive to adulthood , they find jobs where their exposure will be limited. Work for them selves , from home , etc.

  794. Katina Mckain

    If they survive to adulthood , they find jobs where their exposure will be limited. Work for them selves , from home , etc.

  795. Laydee Panty-Snatcher Pink

    Speaking as someone who is allergic to tomatoes, oranges , mayo, and the list goes on (Anything acidic or oily and my throat, lips and tongue swell. If I touch it, my hands swell and itch and turn red) I never had to tell others to stop bringing stuff. I stayed away. I learned. And I am allergic to a lot more than just ONE item.

    It's never too early to learn responsibility for yourself.

  796. Laydee Panty-Snatcher Pink

    Speaking as someone who is allergic to tomatoes, oranges , mayo, and the list goes on (Anything acidic or oily and my throat, lips and tongue swell. If I touch it, my hands swell and itch and turn red) I never had to tell others to stop bringing stuff. I stayed away. I learned. And I am allergic to a lot more than just ONE item.

    It's never too early to learn responsibility for yourself.

  797. Cyndie Vecchio

    The same thing happened to my son, a kid at his table stuck his sandwich in my sons face because he didn't believe he was allergic, they were only 9, at that age they don't understand , my son had to push the kid and knock them down and when the school told me what happened I said what else was he to do! luckily he only has an ingestion allergy but what if that sandwich touched his lips? I would not have any problem with the school banning anything if there is a life or death situation because of it! If the shoe was on the other foot most of these people would change their tune. We have all kinds of kids in the school system, we have special aids for the handicap kids, should we tell them to stay home because they can't function without and adult with them the whole day, no, we pay for them to have special teachers, no child left behind!!!!

  798. Laydee Panty-Snatcher Pink

    Exactly. I used to be on WIC for my kids. Peanut-butter is what they got at school. It's all I could afford. When you get food bank boxes most of the time it is bread and peanut-butter. What about the parents that are in that situation? Just because I can afford more NOW doesn't mean all people are in the situation to afford more now. People need to be understanding of that too. Hard times

  799. Sara Miller

    Your syntax & spelling are too poor to understand any context or meaning in your sentence unfortunately.

    But obviously it *is* a special needs child. It’s better to face facts Alicia—ignoring the facts won’t do you any good—it’s better to learn that now dear, truly.

    Except that the special needs children we work with don’t require the REST of the children to have to alter their diets, their routines and their lives.

    We work with one autistic little boy who will ONLY eat PB&J. Only. It just is what it is. His parents are at a loss as to what to do now.

    It’d be nice if someone thought about someone other than just ‘Kat’s kids’

    But that’s expecting too much from you—I get it. Thanks.

  800. Kat Morris Baziluik

    We do not attend baseball games for that reason no do we go to places that throw peanuts on the floor like Logans Steakhouse.

  801. Kat Morris Baziluik

    We do not attend baseball games for that reason no do we go to places that throw peanuts on the floor like Logans Steakhouse.

  802. Kat Morris Baziluik

    We do not attend baseball games for that reason no do we go to places that throw peanuts on the floor like Logans Steakhouse.

  803. Kat Morris Baziluik

    We do not attend baseball games for that reason no do we go to places that throw peanuts on the floor like Logans Steakhouse.

  804. Cyndie Vecchio

    The difference is if they touch the sugar they won't die! It is not that these kids don't know what they can or cannot eat , it is the fact that the oils and residue that lingers from the peanut butter can kill them if it gets on them!

  805. Cyndie Vecchio

    The difference is if they touch the sugar they won't die! It is not that these kids don't know what they can or cannot eat , it is the fact that the oils and residue that lingers from the peanut butter can kill them if it gets on them!

  806. Cyndie Vecchio

    The difference is if they touch the sugar they won't die! It is not that these kids don't know what they can or cannot eat , it is the fact that the oils and residue that lingers from the peanut butter can kill them if it gets on them!

  807. Cyndie Vecchio

    The difference is if they touch the sugar they won't die! It is not that these kids don't know what they can or cannot eat , it is the fact that the oils and residue that lingers from the peanut butter can kill them if it gets on them!

  808. Daniela Roberts

    no, it is not an issue for me, it seems to be an issue for you because you only pick a certain group of kids who deserve to be fought for. The ones with deadly allergies can just die, you don't care.

  809. Daniela Roberts

    no, it is not an issue for me, it seems to be an issue for you because you only pick a certain group of kids who deserve to be fought for. The ones with deadly allergies can just die, you don't care.

  810. Daniela Roberts

    no, it is not an issue for me, it seems to be an issue for you because you only pick a certain group of kids who deserve to be fought for. The ones with deadly allergies can just die, you don't care.

  811. Daniela Roberts

    no, it is not an issue for me, it seems to be an issue for you because you only pick a certain group of kids who deserve to be fought for. The ones with deadly allergies can just die, you don't care.

  812. Cyndie Vecchio

    so lets get rid of all the handicap ramps, parking spaces and toilets and let those people figure out how to get upstairs, and lets not have interpreters in hospitals and other places for people who can't speak english, they can just play charades until the doctors figure out what is wrong with them! these people need to learn how to function in the real world , with stairs and small toilet stalls!!!!

  813. Alicia Basso

    I Don't only care for Kats kid, one reason i care for him is because he is my family. I'm not saying that it has to be banned but there needs to be limits, one school i went to there were seperate tables for the allergy kids to sit, or if they couldn't be where kids were eating peanut butter they went to a different room. I'm saying that the ban isn't a bad thing because of the fact there are a lot of children and adults with peanut allergy.

  814. Alicia Basso

    I Don't only care for Kats kid, one reason i care for him is because he is my family. I'm not saying that it has to be banned but there needs to be limits, one school i went to there were seperate tables for the allergy kids to sit, or if they couldn't be where kids were eating peanut butter they went to a different room. I'm saying that the ban isn't a bad thing because of the fact there are a lot of children and adults with peanut allergy.

  815. Alicia Basso

    I Don't only care for Kats kid, one reason i care for him is because he is my family. I'm not saying that it has to be banned but there needs to be limits, one school i went to there were seperate tables for the allergy kids to sit, or if they couldn't be where kids were eating peanut butter they went to a different room. I'm saying that the ban isn't a bad thing because of the fact there are a lot of children and adults with peanut allergy.

  816. Alicia Basso

    I Don't only care for Kats kid, one reason i care for him is because he is my family. I'm not saying that it has to be banned but there needs to be limits, one school i went to there were seperate tables for the allergy kids to sit, or if they couldn't be where kids were eating peanut butter they went to a different room. I'm saying that the ban isn't a bad thing because of the fact there are a lot of children and adults with peanut allergy.

  817. Alicia Basso

    I Don't only care for Kats kid, one reason i care for him is because he is my family. I'm not saying that it has to be banned but there needs to be limits, one school i went to there were seperate tables for the allergy kids to sit, or if they couldn't be where kids were eating peanut butter they went to a different room. I'm saying that the ban isn't a bad thing because of the fact there are a lot of children and adults with peanut allergy.

  818. Alicia Basso

    I Don't only care for Kats kid, one reason i care for him is because he is my family. I'm not saying that it has to be banned but there needs to be limits, one school i went to there were seperate tables for the allergy kids to sit, or if they couldn't be where kids were eating peanut butter they went to a different room. I'm saying that the ban isn't a bad thing because of the fact there are a lot of children and adults with peanut allergy.

  819. Alicia Basso

    I Don't only care for Kats kid, one reason i care for him is because he is my family. I'm not saying that it has to be banned but there needs to be limits, one school i went to there were seperate tables for the allergy kids to sit, or if they couldn't be where kids were eating peanut butter they went to a different room. I'm saying that the ban isn't a bad thing because of the fact there are a lot of children and adults with peanut allergy.

  820. Alicia Basso

    I Don't only care for Kats kid, one reason i care for him is because he is my family. I'm not saying that it has to be banned but there needs to be limits, one school i went to there were seperate tables for the allergy kids to sit, or if they couldn't be where kids were eating peanut butter they went to a different room. I'm saying that the ban isn't a bad thing because of the fact there are a lot of children and adults with peanut allergy.

  821. Alicia Basso

    I Don't only care for Kats kid, one reason i care for him is because he is my family. I'm not saying that it has to be banned but there needs to be limits, one school i went to there were seperate tables for the allergy kids to sit, or if they couldn't be where kids were eating peanut butter they went to a different room. I'm saying that the ban isn't a bad thing because of the fact there are a lot of children and adults with peanut allergy.

  822. Alicia Basso

    I Don't only care for Kats kid, one reason i care for him is because he is my family. I'm not saying that it has to be banned but there needs to be limits, one school i went to there were seperate tables for the allergy kids to sit, or if they couldn't be where kids were eating peanut butter they went to a different room. I'm saying that the ban isn't a bad thing because of the fact there are a lot of children and adults with peanut allergy.

  823. Alicia Basso

    I Don't only care for Kats kid, one reason i care for him is because he is my family. I'm not saying that it has to be banned but there needs to be limits, one school i went to there were seperate tables for the allergy kids to sit, or if they couldn't be where kids were eating peanut butter they went to a different room. I'm saying that the ban isn't a bad thing because of the fact there are a lot of children and adults with peanut allergy.

  824. Alicia Basso

    I Don't only care for Kats kid, one reason i care for him is because he is my family. I'm not saying that it has to be banned but there needs to be limits, one school i went to there were seperate tables for the allergy kids to sit, or if they couldn't be where kids were eating peanut butter they went to a different room. I'm saying that the ban isn't a bad thing because of the fact there are a lot of children and adults with peanut allergy.

  825. Alicia Basso

    I Don't only care for Kats kid, one reason i care for him is because he is my family. I'm not saying that it has to be banned but there needs to be limits, one school i went to there were seperate tables for the allergy kids to sit, or if they couldn't be where kids were eating peanut butter they went to a different room. I'm saying that the ban isn't a bad thing because of the fact there are a lot of children and adults with peanut allergy.

  826. Alicia Basso

    I Don't only care for Kats kid, one reason i care for him is because he is my family. I'm not saying that it has to be banned but there needs to be limits, one school i went to there were seperate tables for the allergy kids to sit, or if they couldn't be where kids were eating peanut butter they went to a different room. I'm saying that the ban isn't a bad thing because of the fact there are a lot of children and adults with peanut allergy.

  827. Alicia Basso

    I Don't only care for Kats kid, one reason i care for him is because he is my family. I'm not saying that it has to be banned but there needs to be limits, one school i went to there were seperate tables for the allergy kids to sit, or if they couldn't be where kids were eating peanut butter they went to a different room. I'm saying that the ban isn't a bad thing because of the fact there are a lot of children and adults with peanut allergy.

  828. Alicia Basso

    I Don't only care for Kats kid, one reason i care for him is because he is my family. I'm not saying that it has to be banned but there needs to be limits, one school i went to there were seperate tables for the allergy kids to sit, or if they couldn't be where kids were eating peanut butter they went to a different room. I'm saying that the ban isn't a bad thing because of the fact there are a lot of children and adults with peanut allergy.

  829. Alicia Basso

    I Don't only care for Kats kid, one reason i care for him is because he is my family. I'm not saying that it has to be banned but there needs to be limits, one school i went to there were seperate tables for the allergy kids to sit, or if they couldn't be where kids were eating peanut butter they went to a different room. I'm saying that the ban isn't a bad thing because of the fact there are a lot of children and adults with peanut allergy.

  830. Alicia Basso

    I Don't only care for Kats kid, one reason i care for him is because he is my family. I'm not saying that it has to be banned but there needs to be limits, one school i went to there were seperate tables for the allergy kids to sit, or if they couldn't be where kids were eating peanut butter they went to a different room. I'm saying that the ban isn't a bad thing because of the fact there are a lot of children and adults with peanut allergy.

  831. Alicia Basso

    I Don't only care for Kats kid, one reason i care for him is because he is my family. I'm not saying that it has to be banned but there needs to be limits, one school i went to there were seperate tables for the allergy kids to sit, or if they couldn't be where kids were eating peanut butter they went to a different room. I'm saying that the ban isn't a bad thing because of the fact there are a lot of children and adults with peanut allergy.

  832. Alicia Basso

    I Don't only care for Kats kid, one reason i care for him is because he is my family. I'm not saying that it has to be banned but there needs to be limits, one school i went to there were seperate tables for the allergy kids to sit, or if they couldn't be where kids were eating peanut butter they went to a different room. I'm saying that the ban isn't a bad thing because of the fact there are a lot of children and adults with peanut allergy.

  833. Alicia Basso

    I Don't only care for Kats kid, one reason i care for him is because he is my family. I'm not saying that it has to be banned but there needs to be limits, one school i went to there were seperate tables for the allergy kids to sit, or if they couldn't be where kids were eating peanut butter they went to a different room. I'm saying that the ban isn't a bad thing because of the fact there are a lot of children and adults with peanut allergy.

  834. Alicia Basso

    I Don't only care for Kats kid, one reason i care for him is because he is my family. I'm not saying that it has to be banned but there needs to be limits, one school i went to there were seperate tables for the allergy kids to sit, or if they couldn't be where kids were eating peanut butter they went to a different room. I'm saying that the ban isn't a bad thing because of the fact there are a lot of children and adults with peanut allergy.

  835. Alicia Basso

    I Don't only care for Kats kid, one reason i care for him is because he is my family. I'm not saying that it has to be banned but there needs to be limits, one school i went to there were seperate tables for the allergy kids to sit, or if they couldn't be where kids were eating peanut butter they went to a different room. I'm saying that the ban isn't a bad thing because of the fact there are a lot of children and adults with peanut allergy.

  836. Alicia Basso

    I Don't only care for Kats kid, one reason i care for him is because he is my family. I'm not saying that it has to be banned but there needs to be limits, one school i went to there were seperate tables for the allergy kids to sit, or if they couldn't be where kids were eating peanut butter they went to a different room. I'm saying that the ban isn't a bad thing because of the fact there are a lot of children and adults with peanut allergy.

  837. Alicia Basso

    I Don't only care for Kats kid, one reason i care for him is because he is my family. I'm not saying that it has to be banned but there needs to be limits, one school i went to there were seperate tables for the allergy kids to sit, or if they couldn't be where kids were eating peanut butter they went to a different room. I'm saying that the ban isn't a bad thing because of the fact there are a lot of children and adults with peanut allergy.

  838. Alicia Basso

    I Don't only care for Kats kid, one reason i care for him is because he is my family. I'm not saying that it has to be banned but there needs to be limits, one school i went to there were seperate tables for the allergy kids to sit, or if they couldn't be where kids were eating peanut butter they went to a different room. I'm saying that the ban isn't a bad thing because of the fact there are a lot of children and adults with peanut allergy.

  839. Alicia Basso

    I Don't only care for Kats kid, one reason i care for him is because he is my family. I'm not saying that it has to be banned but there needs to be limits, one school i went to there were seperate tables for the allergy kids to sit, or if they couldn't be where kids were eating peanut butter they went to a different room. I'm saying that the ban isn't a bad thing because of the fact there are a lot of children and adults with peanut allergy.

  840. Alicia Basso

    I Don't only care for Kats kid, one reason i care for him is because he is my family. I'm not saying that it has to be banned but there needs to be limits, one school i went to there were seperate tables for the allergy kids to sit, or if they couldn't be where kids were eating peanut butter they went to a different room. I'm saying that the ban isn't a bad thing because of the fact there are a lot of children and adults with peanut allergy.

  841. Alicia Basso

    I Don't only care for Kats kid, one reason i care for him is because he is my family. I'm not saying that it has to be banned but there needs to be limits, one school i went to there were seperate tables for the allergy kids to sit, or if they couldn't be where kids were eating peanut butter they went to a different room. I'm saying that the ban isn't a bad thing because of the fact there are a lot of children and adults with peanut allergy.

  842. Alicia Basso

    I Don't only care for Kats kid, one reason i care for him is because he is my family. I'm not saying that it has to be banned but there needs to be limits, one school i went to there were seperate tables for the allergy kids to sit, or if they couldn't be where kids were eating peanut butter they went to a different room. I'm saying that the ban isn't a bad thing because of the fact there are a lot of children and adults with peanut allergy.

  843. Sara Miller

    No–but the REST of ALL the children must be thought of TOO. Are you okay with thinking of them…?

  844. Sara Miller

    No–but the REST of ALL the children must be thought of TOO. Are you okay with thinking of them…?

  845. Sara Miller

    No–but the REST of ALL the children must be thought of TOO. Are you okay with thinking of them…?

  846. Sara Miller

    No–but the REST of ALL the children must be thought of TOO. Are you okay with thinking of them…?

  847. Sara Miller

    No–but the REST of ALL the children must be thought of TOO. Are you okay with thinking of them…?

  848. Sara Miller

    No–but the REST of ALL the children must be thought of TOO. Are you okay with thinking of them…?

  849. Sara Miller

    No–but the REST of ALL the children must be thought of TOO. Are you okay with thinking of them…?

  850. Sara Miller

    No–but the REST of ALL the children must be thought of TOO. Are you okay with thinking of them…?

  851. Sara Miller

    No–but the REST of ALL the children must be thought of TOO. Are you okay with thinking of them…?

  852. Sara Miller

    No–but the REST of ALL the children must be thought of TOO. Are you okay with thinking of them…?

  853. Sara Miller

    No–but the REST of ALL the children must be thought of TOO. Are you okay with thinking of them…?

  854. Sara Miller

    No–but the REST of ALL the children must be thought of TOO. Are you okay with thinking of them…?

  855. Sara Miller

    No–but the REST of ALL the children must be thought of TOO. Are you okay with thinking of them…?

  856. Sara Miller

    You know what? You do whatever you want—you can spit on poor children if that’s who you are—do what you’re going to do—but those that do work for the poor and impoverished in this country aren’t going to stop because of hateful bullies such as you; I hope you understand that okay?

  857. Sara Miller

    You know what? You do whatever you want—you can spit on poor children if that’s who you are—do what you’re going to do—but those that do work for the poor and impoverished in this country aren’t going to stop because of hateful bullies such as you; I hope you understand that okay?

  858. Sara Miller

    You know what? You do whatever you want—you can spit on poor children if that’s who you are—do what you’re going to do—but those that do work for the poor and impoverished in this country aren’t going to stop because of hateful bullies such as you; I hope you understand that okay?

  859. Sara Miller

    You know what? You do whatever you want—you can spit on poor children if that’s who you are—do what you’re going to do—but those that do work for the poor and impoverished in this country aren’t going to stop because of hateful bullies such as you; I hope you understand that okay?

  860. Sara Miller

    You know what? You do whatever you want—you can spit on poor children if that’s who you are—do what you’re going to do—but those that do work for the poor and impoverished in this country aren’t going to stop because of hateful bullies such as you; I hope you understand that okay?

  861. Sara Miller

    You know what? You do whatever you want—you can spit on poor children if that’s who you are—do what you’re going to do—but those that do work for the poor and impoverished in this country aren’t going to stop because of hateful bullies such as you; I hope you understand that okay?

  862. Sara Miller

    You know what? You do whatever you want—you can spit on poor children if that’s who you are—do what you’re going to do—but those that do work for the poor and impoverished in this country aren’t going to stop because of hateful bullies such as you; I hope you understand that okay?

  863. Sara Miller

    You know what? You do whatever you want—you can spit on poor children if that’s who you are—do what you’re going to do—but those that do work for the poor and impoverished in this country aren’t going to stop because of hateful bullies such as you; I hope you understand that okay?

  864. Sara Miller

    You know what? You do whatever you want—you can spit on poor children if that’s who you are—do what you’re going to do—but those that do work for the poor and impoverished in this country aren’t going to stop because of hateful bullies such as you; I hope you understand that okay?

  865. Laydee Panty-Snatcher Pink

    Thank you Lesa! That's exactly what I was thinking. When I was a young mom with young kids in pre-school, I was on WIC and I had to go to food banks (Still do sometimes in the winter) and the thing they give you? Peanut-butter. They got peanut-butter in their lunches. So, since I am a single disabled mom that sometimes has to choose between a package of meat that will last two days for 5 bucks or a jar of peanut butter that lasts 2 weeks for 4, guess which I can afford? Where's the sympathy for poorer kids? Is there none?

  866. Santana Fulk

    Kat, your son does not die every time he smells a peanut, he would be dead the first time. so saying he dies is a bit dramatic. so i guess you never take him to mcdonalds, because they have peanut butter dip, and he cant go to the fair or circus cuz there are peanuts there. there are so many things out there that have peanuts, it is wrong to ban them all from a public area, such as school. Plus Linda says she gets severe asthma attacks from perfume, not sneezing. people can die or be hospitalized from asthma.

  867. Marcus Allen

    I believe we should skin those dirty industrialist and peanut farmers alive and burn and salt their feilds. Nuke countries who export peanuts and gas all of those opposed to this obviously calm and intelligent approach to making the world safe for poor allergic children.

  868. Imelda Schmid

    Yes anything can be considered dangerous. Yes I can die in a car accident or in a plane crash but that is not a guarantee. However I do know for a fact that peanut butter will kill my child. That is something I can control by not exposing him to it. If I can eliminate one of those dangers, why not do it? Thank God people at my child's school are decent human beings and are a little more understanding. I know I can't change someone's mind. I would just like people to put themselves in someone else's shoes. 7 years ago I may have sided with you but unfortunately my child was dealt these cards and now I'm more educated about this issue. I am completely aware that there are dangers out there. With so many things that can potentially harm my child, why would I not try to eliminate something that I know for sure will kill him? I don't know if you have kids but when someone refers to them as "1% of the population" and who cares if they can die since it's not that many….that just blows me away. Unfortunately, I can't just quit my job, reduce my income, lose my health insurance when all someone has to do is not bring a pb&j to school. Sorry I didn't realize people were so passionate about PB&J…..yikes!!! I just can't understand how someone can have such little regard for another person's LIFE. That's all. Happy Sunday!

  869. Sara Miller

    Well then we agree…? I disagree with the total ban—instead preferring a system of limits and safeguards.

    By the way, the Krusty Krab sounds great! –now do they have peanut products and do you have to worry about that I wonder…?

  870. Lina Sweetsteps Miller

    I DO think it's unfair to the other kids. There are ways to make sure those kids who are allergic to peanuts are safe from harm's way. Keep the peanuts away from them. Educate all children on food allergies, and teach them to be sensitive around those who are allergic…make sure they don't let their peanuts touch the allergic kids. I'm sorry, but I'm so tired of all the coddling.

  871. Lina Sweetsteps Miller

    Oh good lord, Angela, don't tell me you're one of those people…. Don't be shoving your sick religion down everyone's throat.

  872. Sara Miller

    By the way—One snack we’ve had success with is: Tasty Brand; Organic Fruit Snacks; all natural gummies;

    Made with real fruit juice/no high-fructose corn syrup/no artificial colors, flavor or preservatives and gluten-free and allergen free—-“Made in a nut & allergen-free facility”

    It’s an American product and since introducing it the parents have all thanked me and given rave reviews.

    It’s even vegan and 100% Daily Value Vitamin C!

    — “Be careful about reading health books. You may die of a misprint.”
    ― Mark Twain

  873. Kevin William Smith

    Immune systems , genetic food modifications , vaccinations , pollution in the air , what chemical reactions can jet fuel have when burned or unburned and released into the air. Weather experiments with aluminum oxide and silver seeding clouds combined with other pollutions . Where is the news on radiation from cosmic debris , satellites , nuclear energy , and what do we get from the sun besides light ?

    Tammy are these mean people not able to read and share information ?

    Dr. Christakis points out that about 3.3 million Americans are allergic to nuts, and even more — 6.9 million — are allergic to seafood. But of 30 million hospitalizations each year, just 2,000 are due to food allergies, and about 150 people die annually from serious allergic food reactions. That’s the same number of people killed by bee stings and lightning strikes combined.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Peanut_allergy

    http://www.wowbutter.com/?gclid=CIC2gvnWubICFayPPAodOgkAQA

    , I'm allergic to peanuts and I like the taste