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It's Bake Sale Time! Make Sure the Items You Contribute Aren't Food!

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Remember when we were kids, and homemade food items were not only allowed in school for things like birthday parties, but were actually sold at bake sales? Strangers would buy something a stranger had made in the confines of their home kitchen unobserved and trust that it would not kill them! How novel. Nowadays, so many schools are not only peanut-free (for understandable reasons) but free of anything not made in a store that it would seem impossible to hold a bake sale. Here’s our take on the trouble with wheat and gluten, from the latest in our Memos from Your Class Parents series at NickMom:

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4 thoughts on “It's Bake Sale Time! Make Sure the Items You Contribute Aren't Food!

  1. goddess says:

    To be honest- I’d run far, far away from parents like that, LOL!

  2. CW says:

    I think they are pointing the finger at the wrong type of parent. It’s not the parents of kids with food allergies or intolerances who are typically the problem. My youngest child is on a gluten- and dairy-free diet and I’ve never tried to impose those restrictions on anyone else in her preschool class. I always just send a safe alternative to school that is labeled with her name. The parents who are the obnoxious “food Nazis” in my experience are the health zealots. The “everything has to be 100% organic, vegan, no refined carbohydrates, etc. because don’t you know those are POISONS that make kids FAT!!!!!!!”

  3. Linda, T.O.O. says:

    “food Nazis” @CW, you don’t know better than this? Really?

  4. Jane Hartlove says:

    Seriously? How completely obnoxious!

    Both of my kids have food allergies which have landed them in the hospital and, trust me, it’s not a joke. Apparently, you don’t have to deal with this issue every day of your life, because if you did, you would find absolutely nothing funny about it.

    I would never ask that someone make something with special ingredients for a bake sale to accommodate my child. I simply provide an alternative.

    Stop making light of a serious medical issue and implying that it’s an annoyance to you. Would you make a “funny” video about a child with diabetes? I doubt it.

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