DD was put in a class with a child who is severely allergic to peanuts. We got a letter sent in the mail along with her teacher assignment saying that because of this student is so severely allergic, he can have a reaction just by being around someone who have eaten peanuts or peanut butter recently. Therefore, they are asking that no one feed their kid peanuts or peanut butter for breakfast, in addition to not bringing it to school. TBH I feel this is a bit of a overstep to try to tell me what I can feed my kid at home. But since we don't eat peanut butter at breakfast, this is a non issue for me (with the exception of peanut butter cereals like Reese's or peanut butter captain crunch but those can be saved for the weekend). I talked to my ex however, he has DD every other weekend so he gets her ready for school every other Monday. He said "I will feed her what I want". I asked if he will at least not send it to school, he said that's fine because he always lets her buy lunch but he will give her what he feels like for breakfast (the Reese's cereal is something she will always eat so I am sure that is what he is talking about). Orientation is Monday so I guess I will have to mention this to the teacher. She always brushes her teeth before school but she might forget to wash her hands after breakfast (unless she goes to the bathroom) and I guess they would be worried about some of it being on her clothes.
I hate for my kid to be the problem kid when it comes to this and I don't want to be "that mom" but the school doesn't have the authority to make a rule about what kids can eat at home and my ex doesn't have to agree to the request.