My son has severe food allergies, the WORST of which is tomatoes including ketchup, and of course school cafeterias are covered in the stuff. We certainly will qualify for free lunch for him, he should start school in late August. The principal is very twitchy about his allergies and insists I send his lunch and she may have him eat in the classroom w/ a friend anyway. I was horrified to hear this (as sending a cold lunch each day isn't simple, easy, OR free!!) but she said she insisted, since the menu's can change on a whim and so much has ketchup/bbq sauce, etc etc. Can I really be deprived of my right to have free/reduced lunches for him?
Answer by Anonymous at 10:44 PM on Feb. 25, 2010
Answer by Anonymous at 10:45 PM on Feb. 25, 2010
Answer by hibbingmom at 10:48 PM on Feb. 25, 2010
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Answer by Anonymous at 11:53 PM on Feb. 25, 2010
I think you should be very pleased that the principal is so concerned about your son's safety. I'm sorry that making his lunches would be an inconvenience to you, but the school cafeteria just can't guarantee to keep 100% away from an ingredient they use every day.
Answer by maxswolfsuit at 12:25 AM on Feb. 26, 2010
Answer by hibbingmom at 12:46 AM on Feb. 26, 2010