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Schools and Food Allergies / Epi Pens, Inhalers, phones, & SBAC Testing
« Last post by gufyduck on Today at 01:52:33 PM »
I came across this information as part of my job, and thought it might be helpful for those who have students taking the SBAC test this spring.  The info I'm sharing is specific to California, but assume it is similar for other states using the SBAC test.

In SBAC testing there is something called a designated support.  These are tools that can help ANY student if they are recommended.  I often set students up to have a different screen color if monitors bother their eyes or for items (not passages) to be read to them if they struggle in reading.  Quoting the CA manual
(Designated Supports) are available for use by any student for whom the need has been indicated by an educator (or team of educators working with the parent/guardian and student)

There is a new designated support this year for medical devices.  Including phones. 
Medical Device

Students may have access to an electronic device for medical purposes (e.g., Glucose Monitor). The device may include a cell phone, and should only support the student during testing for medical reasons.

Follow local policies regarding medical devices and ensure students’ health is the highest priority.
Mfrs. & Packaged Food / Worcestershire Sauce
« Last post by joshsmom on Today at 01:19:07 PM »
Any safe brands of Worcestershire sauce?

DS: Peanut,  treenuts, sesame and sunflower
Seed Allergy / Re: Pepperidge Farms Bread
« Last post by GoingNuts on Yesterday at 12:55:48 PM »
Love their dark German Wheat!
Seed Allergy / Re: Pepperidge Farms Bread
« Last post by Macabre on Yesterday at 12:45:45 PM »
The whole wheat. These days doing WW we bit the Very Thin sliced. I think we’ve bought the honey wheat. It’s been almost a year since I bought regular bread, so I don’t remember.
Seed Allergy / Re: Pepperidge Farms Bread
« Last post by joshsmom on Yesterday at 08:52:03 AM »
What breads do you buy from PF? We have bought the white sandwich bread in the past but my son has decided he doesn’t like white bread. We do use Kings Hawaiian.
Seed Allergy / Re: Pepperidge Farms Bread
« Last post by Macabre on Yesterday at 07:05:43 AM »
Same, but sometimes we also buy King’s Hawaiian. Angelic Bakery is now safe for sesame again (for a few months a couple of years ago they ran on shared lines—short-lived).

We do not deal with sunflower though.
Seed Allergy / Re: Pepperidge Farms Bread
« Last post by GoingNuts on Yesterday at 05:43:33 AM »
Pepperidge Farm is the only commercial bread we buy, but we aren't dealing with sunflower - just PN, TN, Sesame and Chick Pea.
Seed Allergy / Pepperidge Farms Bread
« Last post by joshsmom on January 15, 2019, 09:02:29 PM »
Does anyone trust Pepperidge Farms breads? I found a seed in Natures Own Honey Wheat bread as I was making a sandwich for my son. We have used this brand for 12 years now and this is the first time I have found a seed. Looking for safe bread.

DS-peanuts, tree nuts, sesame and sunflower seeds
Recipes & Cooking / Re: What's for Dinner?
« Last post by SilverLining on January 14, 2019, 06:20:39 AM »
Tonight I am making scallop potatoes. For most people this is a side dish. Not here.

Mine has ground beef in it (sometimes left over ham instead) and bacon on top. And no slime.
Welcome and Introduce Yourself / Re: Introduce Yourself - We're Glad You Found Us!
« Last post by GoingNuts on January 14, 2019, 06:11:12 AM »
Welcome Dalene!  We're glad you found us.  What are your allergens?
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