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peanutThings are heating up in Florida around one school's plan to make sure one girl does not come into contact with peanuts or peanut dust to prevent a severe reaction to her peanut allergy.

To protect the student,  the family, district officials and doctors have come up with a school plan, which required the 32 kids in the class to wash their hands and rinse their mouths before school and after lunch.

Peanut products are also not allowed in the classroom, and the students are required to leave their lunchboxes in the hall. The students' desks are wiped down with disinfectants and the school has installed peanut-free zones in the campus and in the cafeteria.

Parents are protesting the protocol, and they want the school to ease up on the restrictions.

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Pouches' Community Corner

Adoptive parents in Fredericksburg now have a new partner on their journey to a healthy family. In 2016, Children’s Home Society was awarded a $125,000 grant from the Virginia Department of Social Services to extend their Richmond area post-adoptive services to the Fredericksburg area.

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Now CHS is looking to find adoptive families in the area who need support before they hit a crisis point. “It doesn’t matter which agency they adopted from, or when that happened,” said Buckheit. “We want to offer a lifetime of support to adoptive families in the Fredericksburg area, especially those who haven’t been aware of our services in the past.”

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