My son has been diagnosed with Celiac and he is getting glutened. Best I can tell, it is coming from his 1st grade classroom at school. Everyone is aware of his Celiac, there are doctors notes/diagnosis on file, we have met with the teachers, nurse and principal but there no 504 in place.
Here is the problem, I believe. The students eat snacks everyday in class. They do this while sitting in the front of the class on the floor, they are allowed to walk around eating, and to snack through out the day whenever they need. According to the teacher about 90% of the students have gluten snacks. There is one student who carries crackers with her most of the day setting them down on shared tables and leaving crumbs behind. The students rotate through out the day to different tables, all of which have had someone eating gluten at them at some point during the day, without being cleaned.
We take every precaution with my son's snack and hygiene in the classroom. He brings his own food, he eats at his desk, he lays a paper towel down to place his snack on, he washes his hands before he touches his food, he always brings his lunch and his lunchroom hygiene is very good as well.
I think he is getting glutened from all of the crumbs and snacks laying around the classroom. Have any of you had any issues with this or dealt with the teachers/administration regarding classroom snacking problems?
Thanks for any advice you have.
Edited by GDLions, 10 December 2013 - 01:00 PM.