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School 'Peanut Gallery' Raises Eyebrows
Fox News ^ | 01-04-05 | WestVirginiaRebel

Posted on 01/05/2005 5:17:35 AM PST by WestVirginiaRebel

YORKTOWN, Ind.-Savannah Dowling is a typical 8-year-old girl; much of her protein comes from peanut butter sandwiches.

However, if she wants to bring one to Central Indiana's Pleasant View Elementary School, she has to eat it at a special table to accomodate one first grader with a severe allergy. Soon she'll have to take her lunch to an area the school is calling the "peanut gallery" so the one child with the peanut allergy isn't affected.

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TOPICS: Culture/Society; US: Indiana
KEYWORDS: allergy; health; schools
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1 posted on 01/05/2005 5:17:35 AM PST by WestVirginiaRebel
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To: WestVirginiaRebel

Also posted here

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1313659/posts


2 posted on 01/05/2005 5:19:29 AM PST by AppyPappy (If You're Not A Part Of The Solution, There's Good Money To Be Made In Prolonging The Problem.)
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To: WestVirginiaRebel


http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,143260,00.html

Try this link, that one didn't work for me


3 posted on 01/05/2005 5:20:19 AM PST by LauraleeBraswell ("Hi, I'm Richard Gere and I'm speaking for the entire world.)
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To: WestVirginiaRebel

Jeez... Can't they just give the one kid some Allegra?


4 posted on 01/05/2005 5:20:36 AM PST by wolfpat
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Has anyone else noticed a similarity between these peanut allergy fanatics and liberal PC mongers? I'm not saying that the allergy is psychosomatic, but I can't understand why society has to change for this.

I'm still irate that there are no peanuts on airplanes anymore.


5 posted on 01/05/2005 5:23:02 AM PST by TFine80
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I thought the words "peanut gallery" were found to have a racist background a few years back. The school had better not call it that or they might offend someone.


6 posted on 01/05/2005 5:25:20 AM PST by jim_trent
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I can top this. Forget a special table.

There is a lady that works with me, her daughter is in preschool and she is NOT ALLOWED to bring food made from peanuts or that has peanuts in it to eat for her lunch.
The classroom door has a pic a MR. Peanut with a red X on him and above are the words "Peanut Free School Zone".
7 posted on 01/05/2005 5:26:02 AM PST by snarkytart
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Additionally, that poor first grader is likely to develop a case of "peanuts envy".


8 posted on 01/05/2005 5:26:19 AM PST by PBRSTREETGANG
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Sorry, Allegra won't work. Although I think the schools go too far, peanut allergies are a very serious issue. It is literally life and death for some. Trust me.


9 posted on 01/05/2005 5:27:13 AM PST by Former Proud Canadian (.)
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To: WestVirginiaRebel
Well, it has to be kept in perspective:
Some people are SEVERLY allergic to peanut oil. A peanut oil allergy isn't like being lactose intolerant. It can cause death, even the tiniest drop. And even the smell can trigger serious symptoms. Truthfully, it's just dangerous for some children to be around peanut butter.
10 posted on 01/05/2005 5:29:33 AM PST by LauraleeBraswell ("Hi, I'm Richard Gere and I'm speaking for the entire world.)
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Why stop here? Let's ban sunlight.
11 posted on 01/05/2005 5:33:44 AM PST by bikepacker67 ("This is the best election night in history." -- DNC chairman Terry McAuliffe 11/2/04 8pm)
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I'm allergic to liberals lets ban them.


12 posted on 01/05/2005 5:35:32 AM PST by DYngbld (I've read the back of the book and guess what? .... We WIN!)
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To: LauraleeBraswell

Here is my problem with this. Why does the person who indulges in a "normal" behavior (eating a peanut butter sandwich) have to be ostracized and the child who has the allergy goes about his/ her business?


13 posted on 01/05/2005 5:38:14 AM PST by Probus
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What irritates me is when did we decide that we all must live by the "least common denominator" rule?

If a child is allergic to PB, then THEY should be the ones sequestered - not the rest of the school.

14 posted on 01/05/2005 5:38:27 AM PST by bikepacker67 ("This is the best election night in history." -- DNC chairman Terry McAuliffe 11/2/04 8pm)
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What irritates me is when did we decide that we all must live by the "least common denominator" rule?

If a child is allergic to PB, then THEY should be the ones sequestered - not the rest of the school.

15 posted on 01/05/2005 5:38:36 AM PST by bikepacker67 ("This is the best election night in history." -- DNC chairman Terry McAuliffe 11/2/04 8pm)
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Both of my sons have severe food allergies....peanuts and fish. The only way people can object to the "peanut gallery", is if they don't understand what a food allergy can do to a person. My oldest son almost died from having his throat close up after TOUCHING (not eating) a peanut butter sandwich in the cafeteria. Some people get extremely sick just from SMELLING peanut butter. Until one has had to have their kid (themselves or someone they love) rushed to the emergency room choking and gagging for air while completely covered in huge hives, they may not understand the seriousness of food allergies. I think this is a good idea. My youngest son's school will not allow peanuts or peanut butter on the premisis. As a parent, I am relieved.


16 posted on 01/05/2005 5:40:09 AM PST by PilloryHillary
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My youngest son's school will not allow peanuts or peanut butter on the premisis. As a parent, I am relieved.
No offense, but your sons should be the ones "quarantined".

Where does this stop? As I posted earlier, some folks are severely allergic to sunlight (or any UV radiation). Should schools shutter their windows, and ban recess?

17 posted on 01/05/2005 5:44:43 AM PST by bikepacker67 ("This is the best election night in history." -- DNC chairman Terry McAuliffe 11/2/04 8pm)
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To: Former Proud Canadian

Then, I must agree with other posts here that the allergic kids need to be sequestered somewhere. It's obviously too dangerous for them to be in public.


18 posted on 01/05/2005 5:46:11 AM PST by wolfpat
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To: WestVirginiaRebel

Some children are allergic to dust, lets ban going outside. Some children are allergic to rubber lets ban ball playing. Let's just ban being a kid because someone someplace might be allergic to something.


19 posted on 01/05/2005 5:50:28 AM PST by DYngbld (I've read the back of the Book and guess what? .... We WIN!)
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Because the child with the allergy could DIE, while the other child, at worst, doesn't get a full choice of food for lunch.


20 posted on 01/05/2005 5:50:31 AM PST by HostileTerritory
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