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Old 17.04.2018, 21:52
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Re: Kindergarten teacher does not take nut allergy serious

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For the OP, Jazh has got it exactly right. It is not just Switzerland, but all of Europe and, really, all of the world except for the US that do not believe that food allergies are real. ...
Erm... Not totally sure about that. In our theatre group, we've had on occasion a non-US child with a severe peanut allergy. While there are a few Americans among us, we're mostly not American, yet we took the issue very seriously. To the extent of banning peanuts and food containing peanuts from the rehearsal rooms and backstage at the theatre. I think in the UK now, (real) allergies are recognised and treated seriously.

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It is really interesting. I know one Swiss person with a nut allergy. Small sample could it be because Peanuts are used a lot more in anglo saxon areas?
Note that a peanut allergy is one thing and a nut allergy is another. People can have both, or either (or none), but the allergen in peanuts is not the same as in nuts. Mainly because peanuts aren't, botanically speaking, nuts at all.
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