Written by guest author Debbie Yocum:
My older sister Teri was (and is) allergic to green onions. Every Thanksgiving we would gather around the table and my sister would eat everything on the menu only to get so sick that she would turn as green as the onions in my grandmother's salad.
When we figured out that it was the green onions making her sick my oldest sister and I would threaten to put them in her food if she was doing something we did not like. My grandmother would tell Teri that she would outgrow her allergy but she never did and she still has to ask if onions are in the foods that she orders.
Peanuts are also a big concern with children. Even the Costco muffins and cupcakes have the notice on the side of the box that although the food product does not contain peanuts they warn that the muffins or cupcakes may have been processed with other foods that did contain peanuts or peanut oil.
It is a scary thought that you have to worry about your kids that have food allergies when they attend school related events. You really have to trust their teachers to watch out for them in your absence, especially when they are little.
I think that it is a good idea for schools to never accept any food made with nuts just to be on the safe side. With food allergies increasing it will only become a bigger problem in the future.
My kids are not allergic to any foods that I know of yet but I am sure that my daughter will probably end up being allergic to green onions since she takes after my sister in every other way.