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12 August 2009

Food Allergy Buzz Asks: What's in Your Safe Snack Stash?

I am in full back to school mode now, getting what we need so we are prepared on that first day. One child needs stationary supplies, colored pencils, wide lined paper, and the other needs epipens, allergy plans, asthma plans, an inhaler, and a stash of safe snacks.

Last year, I included Homefree Cookies and Pirate's Booty among other things in our safe snack stash. I'm hoping to mix it up a bit, so I thought I would check with my food allergy friends to see what they usually include or recommend. Other than allergy friendliness, shelf life is key, of course! Please share your safe snack stash tips in a comment below, along with a reminder of which allergens your child is avoiding. Please feel free to include a link if you've got this covered in a post on your own blog. If you are a manufacturer and feel your products are perfect for a safe snack stash, please comment and remind us!

I am looking forward to seeing what we come up with!

6 comments:

Mandy V said...

Hello. My name is Mandy. My daughter will be attending Kindergarden in the fall and she is anaphylactic to peanuts. She also allergic to eggs and soy. My son is allergic to dairy, soy and also anaphylactic to peanuts. I created a website, www.GoAllergyFree.com It is a directory of allergy friendly vendors and products. There is a Snacks page where you can get a list of snack items that may be suitable to your allergy free needs. We update periodically as we find new companies. Good Luck

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Infant Bibliophile said...

We're not school age yet around here, but my stroller snacks typically include: raisins, lay's potato chips, enjoy life snack bars (sunbutter and caramel apple usually), the occasional enjoy life cookie, craisins once in awhile, quaker mini kettle corn flavored rice cakes until my grocery store stopped carrying them, dry cereal (chex this week), a juice box, fresh fruit (cherries, watermelon, blueberries, raspberries)...
Looking forward to reading other ideas for my picky little guy.
- mom to a 20 month old allergic to wheat, egg, milk, nuts, and sesame

Greta said...

My son had to pack a snack every day for kindergarten last year and his favorite was 3 or 4 mini pancakes. I would throw them in a ziploc bag in the morning and they would thaw by snack time.

Patti said...

I usually send a box of safe crackers in as our "safe snack" and a baggie with small packages of safe candy in case a parent decides to ignore the birthday celebration guidelines at our school and shows up with cupcakes.

My daughter also likes fruit leather for her safe snack. My son's a cracker man all the way. I just label the box or baggie with "Safe Snack for..." in bold permanent marker.

Dave said...

For a long, well maintained list of snacks free of peanuts, tree nuts, egg and sesame seeds, visit snacksafely.com. Our area schools, sports organizations, clubs and religious programs use this list as their approved snack list. It includes a disclaimer warning parents and caregivers to always read the label before giving a snack to a child with food allergies.

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