Peanut Ban In Schools

Peanut Ban In Schools

I received a note this week from parents who were upset about a peanut ban at their North Carolina school — all because someone’s child has an allergy. But peanut bans in schools make sense if even one child has a known, potentially fatal allergy.

Young children love to share lunches — whether or not their parents instruct them otherwise. School parents need to understand that a child can die even when peanut products are simply being served from the same kitchen. For these reasons, almost half of the deaths from peanut allergies occur at school.

Non- allergic children can have all the peanut butter and jelly they want — at home!

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Dr. Alan Greene

Dr. Greene is the founder of DrGreene.com (cited by the AMA as “the pioneer physician Web site”), a practicing pediatrician, father of four, & author of Raising Baby Green & Feeding Baby Green. He appears frequently in the media including such venues as the The New York Times, the TODAY Show, Good Morning America, & the Dr. Oz Show.

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