16 Oct '11, 6am

Peanut Butter Lookalike Banned By School District | Care2 Causes

Peanut Butter Lookalike Banned By School District | Care2 Causes

The Thames Valley school district in London, Ontario, has not only banned peanut butter and peanut-based products. Students are also not allowed to bring peanut butter substitutes because, says the district, it’s too hard to tell one from the other. As Thames Valley District school board director Bill Tucker wrote in a recent memo to parents: “any products considered to be a peanut butter replacement are no more appropriate in our schools than regular peanut butter.” Parents have been asked to “avoid using peanut butter and peanut butter alternatives because of the difficulty in being able to distinguish alternatives from the real thing.” Trying to solve the eternal conundrum of packing a lunch for a child that will actually be eaten, parents are (understandably) not happy at the new restrictions (and all the more so as the school district made its decision based on one pa...

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