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Tuesday, May 6, 2008

Rhode Island Relaxes Peanut Ban

The state of Rhode Island has voted to relax a ban on peanut butter in schools. The good news is that the peanut ban is being replaced by a law whereby "affected schools would be required to develop policies that provide a safe environment for students with peanut/tree nut allergies."

As the parent of a child who is allergic to eggs and dogs, (in addition to peanuts), I wonder why Rhode Island's legislators did not expand the bill to provide protection for all students with severe food allergy or anaphylaxis. They could have followed the lead of several other states.

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