I had the screen name before you even commented. It was directed towards the selfish douche that started the whole thread.<quoted text>
Don't know why you and screen name are being so rude to me. I'm just trying to learn what the facts are. I don't have any kids in school, anyway. Unless college counts.
I really have always wondered about the grocery store thing, ever since I first heard of these allergies. Do I remember correctly? Didn't the local Logan's restaurant remove all the peanuts for a period of time about ten years ago? And then after a while they brought them back? Seems like I remember hearing that this was due to some parents petitioning.
Also, are the kids allergic to all nuts or just peanuts? For example, is it dangerous for them to be in someone's yard that has walnut trees, where all the walnuts have dropped to the ground? Do acorns count? I ask because you see sometimes on food labels that something has been manufactured in a factory that "processes tree nuts", so I've wondered about that, too.
Does anyone know the cause of the allergy? Is it genetic? Can it be passed down? Do kids outgrow it?
To answer some of ur questions...Im not sure about Logan's restaurant...we just dont eat there bc its not worth the risk. Peanuts are legumes...not necessarily a nut. So a person can be allergic to peanuts and still be able to eat tree nuts. My friend is the opposite...she is allergic to tree nuts but peanuts dont bother her. Don't know why the body sees this food as an invader and attacks it...guess if they ever figured that out they could cure it. I'm sure it can be passed down, but not in our case. No one in my family has this allergy except for him. Hell, I ate PB the whole time I was pregnant with him. Some kids do outgrow it, depending on the severity. Hope that helps some!