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Has A Teacher Ever Made You Feel Bad About Your (or Your Child's) Food Allergy? How Did You Respond?

Has A Teacher Ever Made You Feel Bad About Your (or Your Child's) Food Allergy? How Did You Respond?

A MyFoodAllergyTeam Member said:

I tell them that just like a diabetic avoids sugar, so that they don't get ill, a person who is Gluten intolerant must avoid eating foods that contain Gluten. Surely you wouldn't want to be the cause of a diabetic going into diabetic shock by giving them a sugar filled treat. Or causing my child to be in horrific pain and have to go to the emergency room for treatment because you gave them a delicious cupcake. Please, just think about the consequences that you would be responsible for when giving a child a food that they are allergic to.

posted over 4 years ago
A MyFoodAllergyTeam Member said:

Thankfully, that teacher's response is now viewed as illegal. We had similar battles16 years ago. A teacher refused epipen training and NO peanut-free place in the cafeteria, etc. Sadly, it was threat of lawsuits that changed everything. So glad so much has improved since then! A lot of battles waged but all were won. Glad people are willing to stand up for kids w food allergies. It IS paying off!

posted over 4 years ago
A MyFoodAllergyTeam Member said:

Well I am the one withe the allergies I go into anaphylaxis if I am near someone that ate nuts it's real bad people at work don't care and I been trying to get disability because I have reaction a lot unless I stay home where there are no nuts people are mean and need to be educated about it.

posted over 4 years ago
A MyFoodAllergyTeam Member said:

I only had environmental allergies as a kid. My teachers were pretty good about it. I always carried my pump. Most of them made sure i had it on me during gym and activities. Food allergies came after the kids were born. Thank goodness i work with fantastic people and totally get it.

posted over 4 years ago
A MyFoodAllergyTeam Member said:

Yes when i told her teacher and teachers that my daughter has a peanut allergy and when they would have any parties to let other parents and kids know not to bring any peanuts or peanut products i said it kindly got a doctor note and one party day the teacher gave the kids peanutbutter cups and my daughter said nOO please dont open the candy kids please dont eat it near me please and of course kids wouldnt listen she got so sick hives and breathing problems and noone called me i was so upset

posted over 4 years ago
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