Join the Meeting Place for Moms!
Talk to other moms, share advice, and have fun!

(minimum 6 characters)

1 Bump

no milk?

My sister's daughter has food allergies.

My sister has learned that even though her dd qualifies for the free lunch program at school she can't get it because of her allergies.

So my sister sends her daughter lunch with her.

Now, this I don't get. My sister asked if she could have a free milk because she is intitled to a free lunch.

Nope, can't do that. We're not allowed to give out free milk.

so she can't have the free lunch she is intitled to because she can't eat every thing on they tray and she can't have a free milk instead.

With so many kids with allergies, why hasn't anyone figured out how to fix this.

why can't she have the milk?

Answer Question

Asked by Anonymous at 2:56 PM on Aug. 23, 2010 in

Answers (11)
  • I don't think that's right...

    Answer by lovinangels at 2:58 PM on Aug. 23, 2010

  • that's just plain stupid! you know how much milk they end up throwing away usually? and if she qualifies for free lunch they should give it to her... i would be calling some principals, school admin, SOMEBODY!

    Answer by DreainCO at 3:00 PM on Aug. 23, 2010

  • my son has allergies too. his is,....he is allergic to Milk, he qualifies for free lunch & his school has a form to fill out for allergy restrictions and the school can provide a dairy free lunch for him. but I choose to send his meal till he's old enough to watch out for his-self.


    Answer by northcarolinama at 3:02 PM on Aug. 23, 2010

  • That seems silly - if you qualify for free/reduced lunch, why on earth can't you have milk?? Would they rather she take the whole lunch and throw it away? Can your sister contact someone higher up in the school and ask about this?

    Answer by Scuba at 3:09 PM on Aug. 23, 2010

  • When I was in school free lunch was broken down by free milk and free lunch. Seems silly not to offer both options.

    Answer by Liansmommie at 3:39 PM on Aug. 23, 2010

  • I agree with you OP!

    Answer by Mom2Just1 at 11:50 PM on Aug. 23, 2010

  • Talk to the food service director and the school nurse.

    Answer by CometGirl at 7:51 PM on Aug. 24, 2010

  • That seems silly to me too. So kids with allergies have to take the whole lunch and throw away half of it instead of just taking what they can eat. What a waste :(

    Answer by Erica_Smerica at 9:17 AM on Aug. 26, 2010

  • That is ridiculous!

    Answer by Kisses4Henry at 7:27 PM on Aug. 28, 2010

  • most schools deal with allergies as a HUGE lump... and milk is an allergen... around here you are either "allergic" (to one or more things on the list that label you) or "non allergic" meaning NO food allergies.
    if you are on the "allergic" list you get nothing provided from the school at all.
    i don't see anything wrong with it... i wouldn't want a school lunch person to be responsible for my child's health... but that is just me.

    Answer by asil at 8:28 PM on Aug. 28, 2010

Join CafeMom now to contribute your answer and become part of our community. It's free and takes just a minute.