One Arkansas schoolboy had his homemade peanut butter and jelly sandwich taken away at lunchtime due to a school-wide ban on peanut products. A note was sent home to his mother saying, for the safety of kids with severe allergies, no foods containing peanuts are allowed - and it's been that way for 6 years.
Well, the Mom didn't like it. She posted a message on her Facebook page saying, "Just because a few children are allergic to something is no good reason to ban all kids from eating their favorite foods. Public schools should try to accommodate all kids to the best of their ability, not accommodate a few at the expense of the masses." Her post sparked a HUGE response!
So what do you think? Peanuts are just one of 8 foods that cause 90% of all allergic reactions. So should all of those foods be banned at schools? Should kids without allergies eat what they like on a different part of campus? The other 7 foods are: cow's milk, eggs, fish, shellfish, soybeans, wheat, and tree nuts (like almonds and cashews).