After the October holidays, all the kids in Tadpole’s school got a note home saying there was a child with a nut allergy in the school, so nuts were not allowed in packed lunches or for snacks. Fair enough – we didn’t send them anyway as Tadpole doesn’t eat whole nuts and peanut butter is an at-home food for precisely that possibility. I do however occasionally pop a Graze punnet in his packed lunch, after very carefully ensuring his pack is nut-free.
Today, we had his punnet sent home with this note attached:
Here’s the thing – I thought teachers were supposed to be able to read. If she had even bothered to check the lid of the pack, she would have seen this:
As you can see, the contents are listed in full as follows:
- Orange chocolate raisins
- Milk chocolate
- Jumbo raisins
- Orange raisins
Can you see any nuts in there? No, neither can I. So I double checked on the website and sure enough, NO NUTS. Basically, the teacher has taken a cursory glance and decided there are nuts in the pack without actually paying any attention.
What if it had been the other way around? What if she had taken a quick peek at something and decided there weren’t nuts in it when there were? Surely this is something they should pay attention about when they have a child with an allergy in their class.
Tomorrow, Tadpole will have the same punnet in his packed lunch with the following note attached: