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Schools and Food Allergies / Re: School held mass "epipen class."
« Last post by eragon on Yesterday at 04:26:44 PM »
my first question to my child would be 'did the nurse show you how to use it correctly'?

having met a few school nurses, many are fab, but met a few who didnt know how to use one correctly, and one who didnt recognise a reaction that my son was having . 

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October 15, 2018
Contact
Consumers and Media
 (718) 499-2242
Announcement

Feel Good Foods Inc. of Brooklyn, NY is recalling six lots of “Vegetable Fried Rice” frozen meals, UPC 00899039002129 because they may contain undeclared egg. People who have allergies to egg run the risk of serious or life-threatening allergic reaction if they consume these products.
The recalled “Vegetable Fried Rice” meals were distributed nationwide to approximately 400 retail stores.
The product, pictured below, comes in a 9 Oz rectangular cardboard carton. Affected product has an ingredient sticker on the back, as well as one of the following best-by dates stamped on the side: 10/27/19; 10/29/19; 12/04/19; 01/25/20; 01/26/20; 01/28/20
No illnesses have been reported to date in connection with this problem.
The recall was initiated after it was discovered that egg-containing product was distributed in packaging, which did not declare egg as an ingredient.  This problem was a result of the manufacturer failing to remove egg from the product formula as instructed. The manufacturer continued to include egg in the formula, while applying revised ingredient labels to packaging, which did NOT call out egg.
Consumers who have purchased 9 oz cartons of “Vegetable Fried Rice” are urged to return them to the place of purchase for a full refund. Consumers with questions may contact the company at (718) 499-2242. We are available to answer calls from 9am – 6pm EST.
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Schools and Food Allergies / Re: School held mass "epipen class."
« Last post by ajasfolks2 on Yesterday at 08:04:19 AM »
For me, the thing that bothers me the most is the unilateral decision (it seems) that nurse made without consult with students or parents . . . . a "command decision" without seemingly understanding or respecting the rights of the students to privacy AND the potential for conflicting info vs each student's personally developed allergy plan with his/her personal physician.  I think that it is likely the nurse's perceived challenge to her authority in this situation that may make it hard to work through.

But work through it you must.

Educate - educate - educate as best as possible without seeming to put finger in chest, if that makes sense.

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Schools and Food Allergies / Re: School held mass "epipen class."
« Last post by GoingNuts on October 15, 2018, 03:58:32 PM »
PC, I never tried to hide it either, but that is the parent's, and student's choice.  And they should be consulted on their action plan. 

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Schools and Food Allergies / Re: School held mass "epipen class."
« Last post by PurpleCat on October 15, 2018, 03:41:37 PM »
Consider a different point of view, the more people that know about my DD's food allergies, the safer she will be.   

The more people that know about my DD's food allergies the better chance she could be helped by others during a reaction instead of people standing around wondering what the heck was wrong with her.

The more people that knew about my DD's food allergies the better supported she was as she slowly gained independence and became responsible for herself and it was possible for her to go anywhere, do whatever with her friends, sleepovers, etc.... without parents or parent involvement.

I did not want my DD's food allergies hidden.  No at school, not at dance school, not at her sports events, not anywhere.  And you know what was great?  Her fellow classmates, teammates, peers!  Better than their parents!  Compassionate, careful, questioning, cautious etc...  Many positive years in public school.

She is now in her second year of college.  She had anaphylaxis to a sugar cookie in the wee hours of a morning last fall.  Her roommate gave her the Auvi Q and called 911.
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Main Discussion Board / Re: Living with Food Allergies, 2013 and on
« Last post by PurpleCat on October 15, 2018, 03:29:09 PM »
I love to hear positive nice stories!  There are good people out there!
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Main Discussion Board / Re: Living with Food Allergies, 2013 and on
« Last post by GoingNuts on October 14, 2018, 02:23:36 PM »
That is so nice SC.   :thumbsup:
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Main Discussion Board / Re: Living with Food Allergies, 2013 and on
« Last post by spacecanada on October 14, 2018, 02:15:23 PM »
I had a nice experience at my local pool on Friday.  There's a lifeguard I see often, and when I put my Auvi-Q on the floor by the first aid kit on deck, he came up to me, said he would move them to a place that is less likely to get wet (he clipped them to the first aid kit handle) and then when it was time to rotate lifeguard positions, he let the new lifeguard know about the Auvi-Q and who they were for (me).  Yay for attentive and nice lifeguards.
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Schools and Food Allergies / Re: School held mass "epipen class."
« Last post by ajasfolks2 on October 14, 2018, 10:46:33 AM »
There may be some help and verbiage you can use from here as you try to work with nurse:

https://www.nasn.org/nasn-resources/practice-topics/food-allergies
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