Forbidden Foods: The Latest News on Food Allergies

Keeping Nuts out of Schools

Parents of nonallergic kids may find it frustrating that peanut butter and nuts are increasingly off-limits at school and other kid zones, especially when relatively few children are allergic. But others say that the potential consequences of permitting peanuts are just too serious. While it's important to teach allergic kids to take necessary precautions, such as not sharing food and asking about ingredients, it's possible that even a tiny bit of peanut dust in the air could trigger a severe reaction.

Copyright © 2008. Used with permission from the June 2008 issue of Parents magazine.

Updated May 2010

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