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There are 30 comments on the NBC29 Charlottesville story from Feb 29, 2012, titled Greene County School Board Approves Allergy Management Policy - NBC29 WVIR Charlottesville, VA Ne.... In it, NBC29 Charlottesville reports that:

The Greene County School Board has approved a new allergy management policy following the death of a Chesterfield County first-grader from a severe peanut allergy attack.

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Huh

Charlottesville, VA

#21 Mar 1, 2012
I want to know why it is going to cost around $1,200 per year to put the policy in place? The children with allergies would need to provide their own Epi pens. Even medicaid pays for Epi pens. Whats the big cost?
MotherMorris

Charlottesville, VA

#22 Mar 1, 2012
I for one am happy to see this policy put into place and my children don't even have allergies. I never did like the idea of my children eating home made food that other children would bring in. Some people are just gross! I always told my children if it wasn't still in a store wrapper, don't eat it! You never know how clean these people are!
Hello

Charlottesville, VA

#23 Mar 1, 2012
MotherMorris wrote:
I for one am happy to see this policy put into place and my children don't even have allergies. I never did like the idea of my children eating home made food that other children would bring in. Some people are just gross! I always told my children if it wasn't still in a store wrapper, don't eat it! You never know how clean these people are!
I always wonder how past generations survived eating 'homemade food' from other kids. Heart-attack Twinkies in a 'wrapper' sound so much 'healthier!'
Hello

Charlottesville, VA

#24 Mar 2, 2012
....and....Do you eat out? Do your kids eat out? How 'clean' is that food? Some people just amaze me with their ignorance.
The people that make cupcakes to bring in are moms who took the time to help their kids bake and decorate (a family thing) and chances are, their kitchen is cleaner than Burger King. But go ahead, eat your Twinkies because they are safe and 'come in a package'. There are never food recalls from foods in 'packages'.
concerned

Charlottesville, VA

#25 Mar 2, 2012
Sue wrote:
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I was thinking the same thing. How much can teachers and educators be expected to do when schools are full of children who have all kinds of special issues. Can they be expected to learn all about allergies, ADD, depression, autism, OCD and God knows how many different things so many children may be dealing with. It's not that I'm unsympathetic, but really, how can you expect a teacher to be totally knowledgable of each and every students special requirements? Aren't their jobs tough enough?
Yes, our jobs are already tough enough and we don't need to be adding to them.Thank you for your concern.
Tired of It

Verona, VA

#26 Mar 5, 2012
I understand the situation that parents of allergic children have to deal with every day -- but I question the sensibility in requiring only store bought items - isn't anyone else curious as to the cause of the higher incidences of food allergies? Do you not wonder if it isn't related to all the chemicals and preservatives put in pre-packaged foods?

And my money goes to the public schools as well - what happened to my rights as a tax-paying parent to send home-made items to school with my kids? I have to pull my kids out of school and home-school them so that they can have home-made food? Are you kidding?

I'm tired of the minority winning out over the majority. What about my rights?
A concerned School Nurse

Frankfort, KY

#27 Mar 5, 2012
Does the policy include provisions to have a nurse on site at all times? or will they have a physician that will take on the responsibility of training teachers and para-educators to give epinephrine to students in the absence of a nurse? or will they only give the epinephrine to students that have an order from their personal physician? Lots of questions left unanswered in this article.
Eireladdy

Charlottesville, VA

#28 Mar 5, 2012
Hello wrote:
....and....Do you eat out? Do your kids eat out? How 'clean' is that food? Some people just amaze me with their ignorance.
The people that make cupcakes to bring in are moms who took the time to help their kids bake and decorate (a family thing) and chances are, their kitchen is cleaner than Burger King. But go ahead, eat your Twinkies because they are safe and 'come in a package'. There are never food recalls from foods in 'packages'.
I marvel at how my 5 survived growing up on a farm; cow stuff everywhere, drinking out of creeks with cows, swimming in rivers & ponds, licking the cow's salt block. Amazing that people think store packaged is safe!
Peanut Allergy Mom

Ruckersville, VA

#29 Apr 12, 2013
"what happened to my rights as a tax-paying parent to send home-made items to school with my kids"

The article clearly states that the policy does not affect what the children bring for lunch, this policy is just for what kids bring to their classroom to share (like for a birthday or class party) I don't see what the big deal is. I'm so tired of everybody complaining about every single little thing. This is such a non-issue for people with kids who don't have food allergies. This is extremely important to parents of kids with life threatening food allergies. Obviously, as kids get older, they will need to learn to manage their food allergies "in the real world", but when kids are 5, 6, 7-they don't understand enough about the life and death consequences that come with not managing their food allergy.

People comparing this to kids in pink shirts or lights is frustrating. I know that kids didn't have these problems when we were all in school. I don't know why food allergies are on the rise and it is unfortunate that we don't live in the "carefree" days that we had as children. But, it is what it is, please show a little compassion to innocent children that have life threatening food allergies. It's not easy to deal with and they have the right to go to school with their friends and live like a normal kid. It's not their fault they have the food allergy.

I worry every day about my 2 year old with a life threatening peanut allergy. I worry about when he starts school. The sad thing is that it's always the parents that are upset about policies like this. The kids don't care, they're happy to oblige because they don't want their friend/classmate to die or suffer an allergic reaction.
real central Va Marine

Crozet, VA

#30 Apr 12, 2013
heh wrote:
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It won't be in the too distant future when tests similar to amniocentesis will identify all abnormalities, precluding anyone's rights being trampled on.
So that the child can be aborted and relieve the adults of any "inconvenience"?

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