My 4 year old cannot have red dye, it makes him go nuts. He attends a special education preschool and they are aware of this. It's on his forms and I've informed his teacher. Every day they have snack. They can either buy their snack or bring their own. On today's menu it said cereal bar. Last week they also had this one day and he was given a cinnamon toast one. Today he said he was given a red and green one. And he was nuts from the time we picked him up. In the car he was throwing things, kicking the chair, telling his father to be quiet. He had a meltdown because he wasn't allowed a lollipop. At dinner he finger painted with his ranch dressing, then decided to start spitting on his plate and the floor. He was crazy and nothing calmed him down. This is what happens when he gets red dye. Now, the school can't use the excuse that that particular cereal bar was all they had because last week we took in an entire case of animal crackers for situations like this or if a kid forgot their snack/didn't have money for one. So there was another option. Ds is also aware that he can't have red dye but said he forgot to ask them. Not that it should all fall on a 4 year old's shoulders. I get that mistakes happen but... We will be talking to the school tomorrow to remind them so hopefully it doesn't happen again.
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