Monday, September 10, 2007
Okay, I'm all for accomodating people with allergies (especially my own... I'm selfish), but in this case, have the kid eat at home or in a separate room! That list of allergies is extensive enough that it's too much of a burden on the other kids in the class. Eliminating peanuts is one thing... a pain, but there are lots of alternatives. Eggs? Not too many of those to worry about. But no wheat or milk? For picky kid eaters who you're attempting to feed healthy diets? Give me a break. I've got allergies, so I know just how many things contain wheat and milk. The kid with the life threatening allergies *has* to avoid eating them, but there's no reason to screw up the eating habits of 20-30 other kids. Yes, having to go home or to a special table or room to eat sucks for that one kid, but not enough to balance the "suckage" that would be inflicted on the other kids.