Over-the-top responses to peanuts are not uncommon. People are under the impression that the mere whiff of a peanut is enough to send some kids to the emergency room. But that's simply not true.
Five percent of children have food allergies. And, although they can be managed in schools over the academic year, what about when those kids go to camp? It's an important consideration as well, because a simple mixup of lunches can produce dangerous health consequences.