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Author Topic: 504 -- Eating as a Major Life Activity (McCobbre)  (Read 851 times)

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Offline ajasfolks2

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504 -- Eating as a Major Life Activity (McCobbre)
« on: September 08, 2011, 11:27:08 AM »
http://allergy.hyperboards.com/action/view_topic/topic_id/4809

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Posted: Jun 7th, 2008 at 12:44 pm
Here is what we put for eating as a major life activity.  It could be stronger, but this is what we went with.

I do think this helped us get the food free classroom. 

I'm putting this up, because I hope it is helpful for others and that they can use what's relevant and build on it.


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In Fraser v. Goodale, 342 F.3 1032 the Ninth Circuit held that "broadly speaking, eating is a major life activity.   However, eating specific types of foods, or eating specific amounts of food, might or might not be a major life activity. If a person is impaired only from eating chocolate cake, he is not limited in a major life activity because eating chocolate cake is not a major life activity.  On the other hand, peanut allergies might present a unique situation because so many seemingly innocent goods contain trace amounts of peanuts that could cause severely adverse reactions."

<<DSName>> can eat in the literal sense that he can chew and swallow and digest without difficulty; it is the type of food which limits this major activity. He lives with the constant awareness that unsafe food, should he eat it, could kill him. He can�t eat in the same environment where other children are consuming his allergen, because that would put him at risk.  Food of any kind not provided by his parents is a potential danger, not a source of pleasure and nutrition. For most people, food is a sign of hospitality and welcome; for a child with life threatening food allergies, it is frequently a cause for isolation and fear.

Food is frequently used in the classroom, whether for celebrations or as a learning manipulative.  If the food isn�t safe, <<DSName>>�s life is at risk.




Again, 504 Fairy (and you know who you are), if you want me to cite you, or if I need to remove something to make things easier for your SD, let me know.


« Last Edit: March 12, 2013, 08:23:49 AM by ajasfolks2 »
Is this where I blame iPhone and cuss like an old fighter pilot's wife?

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Re: 504 -- Eating as a Major Life Activity (McCobbre)
« Reply #1 on: September 08, 2011, 11:28:09 AM »
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. . . it is frequently a cause for isolation and fear.

I might insert the word exclusion into that (redundant, yet includes  terminology that I feel needs to be highlighted for the "get it" factor):

. . . it is frequently a cause for isolation, exclusion, and fear.

Of course, totally my own experiences.   ;)





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Just adding that the ADA amendment (that goes into effect on January 1, 2009) specifically lists "eating" as one of the major life activities.
« Last Edit: March 12, 2013, 08:23:57 AM by ajasfolks2 »
Is this where I blame iPhone and cuss like an old fighter pilot's wife?

**(&%@@&%$^%$#^%$#$*&      LOL!!