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Schools adapt to students with peanut allergies

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When Connie Lennartson, parent of a student who's new to Cottage Grove Elementary School this year, was given information at the school's open house that discouraged her from sending peanut products in her child's school lunch, she was "shocked."

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Peanut butter and jelly sandwiches are an elementary-school staple, she thought.

She was also given a two-page list of peanut-free food that can be sent to school for birthdays or other special occasions.

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Judy Spooner is the longest-serving staff writer at the South Washington County Bulletin. Spooner, who covers education and features in addition to writing a weekly column, has been with the newspaper for over 30 years.
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