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Parents up in Arms Over Lunchbox Bans

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Is your child's school participating in the lunchbox bans put in place to protect kids with allergies? Are you fed up with it? Turns out that if you are, you're of the 4 out of 5 parents who are upset, thinking that schools are over-concerned with allergies. Even the president of the Allergy and Anaphylaxis Association Marita Said says that her organization does not promote them, according to the Herald Sun.

''I think schools have thought this is the answer. they are petrified because we have had children die at school or on school camps,'' she said. Instead, she believes that more attention should be paid to making sure kids are aware of allergies and the proper procedures for making sure the victim is safe.

If any serious symptoms erupt, she says, such as swelling of the throat or the child has trouble breathing, onlookers should immediately administer an epipen or call 9-1-1 for an ambulance.

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