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BAG LUNCHES from home are not allowed next to students with allergies in an effort to eliminate cross-contamination. Roosevelt and Rossman policies are a strong "urging" of parents to not send peanut butter sandwiches to school.

Frazzled over food allergies

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The number of children diagnosed with food allergies seems to be swelling as quickly and as alarmingly as their airways can, and our area is no exception.


"There's no question the number of kids being affected by food allergies is rising ... no question at all," said Sanford Health Pediatric Allergist and Immunologist Dr. Anand Kantak.

"There is no clear answer as to what is causing the increase, but awareness to the problem is resulting in more diagnoses."

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