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Staying Healthy: A more inclusive cafeteria

Original post made on Sep 13, 2019

The peanut butter and jelly sandwich is a longtime staple of lunch for the American elementary school student. But what has been a tasty school snack for one student can mean a death sentence for another.

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Posted by Dalen
a resident of Danville
on Sep 13, 2019 at 6:20 am

Just a comment can’t kids bring their own lunches from home? That’s what we did in school - just saying if the kids have an allergy to something shouldn’t the parents just make their lunches? Nothing wrong with that and problem solved

Posted by OliviaLynn
a resident of Blackhawk
on Sep 13, 2019 at 9:31 am

Completely agree with Dalen. Peanut butter and jelly is a staple favorite for a lot of kids. It’s up to parents and school associates to be prepared and aware of a child’s serious health issues. Don’t ruin it for the 99%.

Posted by Nancy
a resident of San Ramon
on Sep 17, 2019 at 5:11 pm

It is unfortunately not as simple as bringing your own food from home. Some children are so sensitive to the allergens in peanuts or other foods that being touched by someone who has been eating peanuts could cause a reaction, or even breathing someone else’s peanut breath. A Danville student died because someone was careless with peanuts. No one wants to lose a child, and no parent should want to be at risk of causing the death of a child simply because they were unwilling to forego a peanut butter and jelly sandwich.

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