Login | Register

\"Safe\" Snack and Lunch List for School

102 replies [Last post]
By on Mon, 06-25-01, 02:37

The following information was obtained from a document entitled
Anaphylaxis, A Resource Document for Schools. It was produced and
distributed by Nutrition Services, North York Public Health
Department, Telephone #416-395-7669

Peanut Butter-Less Lunches
Are you finding it challenging to make lunches and snacks for your
children without the famous peanut butter sandwich? Well, say
goodbye to the old stand-by and hello to easy-to-make peanut-free
lunches.

If you are concerned that your child will not be getting enough protein
at lunch without peanut butter, you'll be happy to know that they're
probably getting more than enough protein each day already. Most
people can easily meet their daily protein requirements by choosing
foods from the four food groups of Canada's Food Guide to Healthy
Eating. While protein is primarily found in Meat & Alternates and Milk
Products, smaller amounts are also in the Grain Products and
Vegetables and Fruit groups.

The following foods have approximately the same amount of protein
as 2 tablespoons of peanut butter (1 serving of Meat & Alternatives):

1 oz. meat
1 oz. cheddar cheese
1 cup yogurt
1 cup Raisin Bran (Post)
1 cup milk

In fact, one slice of cheese pizza has almost two times the protein as
2 tablespoons of peanut butter.

School Lunch Ideas - Easy, Nutritious and Peanut Butter-less!

The lunch meal should contain at least one food from each of the four
food groups of Canada's Food Guide to Healthy Eating. Mix and Match
to plan a balanced lunch:

Grain Products:
bread - whole
wheat, rye, cracked
wheat, oatmeal
pumpernickel
bagels, rolls, buns
English muffin
leftover pasta like macaroni & cheese or spaghetti
muffins
pita bread
crackers

Vegetables & Fruit:
fresh fruit
canned fruit in own juices
fruit juice
vegetable sticks (with dip)
vegetable juice

Milk Products:
2%, 1% skim milk
yogurt
cheese
cottage cheese
milk-based custard or pudding
milk-based cream soup
quark cheese
cheese slices

Meat & Alternatives:
hard boiled egg
chick peas
refried beans
leftover chicken leg
cold meatloaf
cold cuts
hot chili con carne
hot vegetarian chili
hot beef stew
leftover pizza
hot baked beans
hot lentil soup

Example Peanut Butter-less Menus

Monday
sliced meat, cheese and lettuce in a pita, carrot sticks, orange slices,
milk

Tuesday
cold hard boiled egg, celery stuffed with soft cheese, raisin bran
muffin, milk pudding, fruit juice

Wednesday
crackers with cheese cubes (or cheese slices) & sliced cold cuts,
cucumber slices, canned fruit (in juice), milk

Thursday
leftover pizza slice, green pepper rings, yogurt, fruit juice

Friday
leftover spaghetti with meat sauce, vegetables & dip, fresh fruit, milk

Plus...peanut butter-less snacks!

plain yogurt mixed with fruit
milk puddings
fruit cups (canned in juice)
any fresh fruit
celery sticks stuffed with soft cheese
cheese and crackers
whole grain cereal
whole grain muffin
half bagel with cheese
juice boxes - vegetable or fruit
popcorn for older children
vegetables with dip
sliced meat wrapped around cheese sticks
hard boiled egg
mini pitas stuff with cheese - try cream, Swiss, Gouda
mini bagels with cream cheese and cucumber slices

Don't forget to pack food safely:
- use a wide-mouth thermos to keep milk cold and foods, like chili and
pasta, hot.
- to keep food cold, use frozen juice boxes or frozen bread for
sandwiches (they will thaw by lunchtime) or use an insulated lunch
bag. Sandwiches that are made the night before will stay colder
better than those made in the morning.

AVOIDING PEANUTS IN SCHOOLS AND OTHER GROUP SETTINGS

Why has my child's school asked me to avoid sending peanut
products? Whether it is your child or another child in the same school,
daycare or camp that has a peanut allergy, everyone's co-operation
may be necessary to help make that environment as peanut-free as
possible. Peanut allergies are usually severe and can be fatal. In fact,
even a tiny amount of exposure to peanut particles or residue through
the eyes, nose or mouth can cause a peanut allergy sufferer to
experience strong reactions. Without medical treatment, the person
can die within minutes.

Can't the allergic child just avoid peanuts?
Because of the nature of peanut allergies, having the allergic child
simply avoid peanut products is not enough. Peanuts tend to leave
residue on things like utensils, containers and table tops. Even
unintentionally sniffing peanuts or touching something with peanut
residue can prove fatal to the allergic child.

Are peanuts the same as nuts?
No. Peanuts are "ground" nuts and thus are not really nuts but a
member of the legume family. Although it would be unusual for
someone to be allergic to other legumes, it is possible, especially to
soy. All other nuts are "tree" nuts, e.g. walnuts, cashews, almonds,
etc. Allergies to tree nuts are unusually severe as well. It is rare,
although possible, for someone to be allergic to both nuts and
peanuts. On the other hand, most people who are allergic to one tree
nut are also allergic to other tree nuts and sometimes to seeds as
well.

How can peanuts be avoided?
Avoiding peanuts means not sending any foods from home for snacks
and lunches that contain peanut products. If peanut butter is one of
your child's favourite foods, you may feel some despair about what
else to provide. Here are some tips for reading labels on food
packages to determine if peanuts are present and some alternative
ideas for peanut-free snacks and lunches. Parents of peanut-allergic
children: please share with other parents your ideas and any brand
names of specific products to use or avoid.

Reading Labels:

When buying pre-packaged, prepared foods, read the labels carefully.
Check the list of ingredients. Recheck each time you buy a product to
ensure the list of ingredients has not changed. Avoid any products
that do not carry a complete list of ingredients. For example, bulk
foods and goods from on-site bakeries do not have ingredient lists
because these foods are not pre-packaged.

Ingredients containing/made from peanuts:
peanuts
peanut butter
mixed nuts
peanut sauce
peanut oil
peanut meal
peanut flour
ground nuts
mandalona nuts*
* peanuts that have been de-coloured and de-flavoured, then
artificially flavoured with a nut flavouring and finally moulded or cut to
resemble a nut

Ingredients that may contain peanuts:
vegetable oil
vegetable shortening
vegetable/plant protein
vegetable/almond paste

In addition, you need to check to see if any foods contain peanuts.
Although this is not a comprehensive list, here are some foods you
should check before using:
candy, baked goods, Chinese foods, macaroons, potato chips, fried
snack foods, fried foods, cake icings, chocolate bars, margarine,
canned fish packed in oil, canned sardines, packed olives, salad
dressings, chili con carne, ice cream, granola bars

Please note that many of these foods may not contain peanuts, but
you first need to check each ingredient list carefully, especially for
types of vegetable oils. Regulations in Canada now require Canadian
manufacturers to list peanut oil if it is part of the vegetable oil or
product. Fortunately, peanut oil is not often used, because it is quite
expensive. For any home-prepared foods, check the ingredient list for
each product being used. Be wary of non-Canadian products, as they
are not subject to the same labelling requirements. For example,
imported chocolate bars may not list peanuts, even when they are
present.

Peanut-Free Snack Ideas

Choose from Canada's Food Guide to Healthy Eating. Here are some
ideas, but remember that you need to check the labels of any
pre-packaged or prepared foods and any ingredients that you use in
home-prepared foods.

* yogurt
* milk
* fresh fruit
* cheese and crackers
* unsweetened cereal
* yogurt mixed with fruit
* milk pudding
* canned fruit packed in juice
* cheese-stuffed celery sticks
* homemade muffin
* raw vegetables with yogurt dip
* half bagel with cream cheese
* plain popcorn
* mini pita stuffed with tuna salad
* juice
* hard-cooked egg
* slice of meat
* half salami sandwich

Peanut-Free Lunch Ideas

A nutritious lunch should contain three or four food groups from
Canada's Food Guide to Healthy Eating: Grain Products, Vegetables &
Fruit (preferably some of each) and Milk Products and/or Meat &
Alternatives. Mix and match the following ideas, remembering to read
the labels of pre-packaged foods or ingredients you use in
home-prepared foods:

Grain Products:
breads
bagels
rolls/buns
English muffins
pita bread
breadsticks
crackers
melba toast
rice
noodle soup

Milk Products:
2%, 1% or skim milk
(white or chocolate)
yogurt
cheese
cottage cheese
milk pudding

Vegetables & Fruit:
fresh fruit
canned fruit in juice
fruit juices
vegetable or tomato juice
raw vegetable pieces
vegetable-based salads, e.g., tossed salad
coleslaw, potato salad
leftover cooked vegetables
vegetable-based soups, e.g., tomato, broccoli, mixed vegetable
fruit salads

Meat & Alternatives:
hard-cooked egg
leftover chicken leg
cold meats, e.g., roast beef, ham, turkey
salami, pastrami
water-packed tuna or salmon
beans or lentils
leftover meatloaf

Combination Foods:
beef stew
pizza
homemade chili
grain and vegetable salads, e.g., tabouli
soups, e.g., chicken noodle, minestrone
pasta with sauce
macaroni and cheese
vegetables with yogurt dip
sub/sandwich, e.g., meat and cheese sub
chicken salad on light rye bread

Example Peanut-Free Lunch Menu

Monday:
egg sandwich on pumpernickel bread, celery sticks, banana, 1% milk

Tuesday:
tomato soup, melba toast, cheddar cheese, red & green pepper strips,
orange juice

Wednesday:
Greek salad, half whole wheat bagel, slice of cantaloupe, 1% milk

Thursday:
left over pizza, carrot sticks, chopped mango in vanilla yogurt, apple
juice

Friday:
tuna salad in a pita, cucumber slices, orange sections, 2% chocolate
milk

Tips for Safe, Successful Lunches and Snacks:

Before preparing food, make sure that all cutting boards, food
preparation utensils, counter tops and containers are clean. For items
that are to be served hot, rinse out a wide mouth thermos with
boiling water. Add piping hot food and close tightly. A small freezer
pack will help keep cold lunch and snack items safe.

Be kind to the environment - make lunches as litterless as possible. A
lunch bag/box and reusable containers and utensils are ideal. Also, a
surprise now and then, like a sticker or a special note, will add
interest and enjoyment for your child. Have your child involved in
planning and preparing snacks and lunches, in order to increase the
likelihood of the foods being eaten!

For More Information

This information does not replace any advice given by a physician and
does not provide all of the necessary information to deal with peanut
allergies. Parents and caregivers need to develop a plan for
preventing and treating allergic reactions while the allergic child is in
the group setting.

Further information on food allergies can be obtained from:
* The Allergy and Asthma Information Association, 30 Eglinton
Avenue West, Suite #750, Mississauga, Ontario L5R 3E7 Telephone:
(905) 712-AAIA (2242)
* The Ontario Allergy Society, 2 Demaris Avenue, Downsview, Ontario
M3N 1M1 Telephone: (416) 633-2215

Peanut Guide for Snacks/Lunches in Our Classroom

It is important to continue to be vigilant when a child has a peanut
allergy. The following is a list of suitable and unsuitable snacks or
lunch items.

DO
* Kellogg's NutriGrain Cereal Bars
* Kellogg's Rice Krispie Squares (original flavour only)
* Christie Fig Newtons
* Christie Chips Ahoy and Chewy Chips Ahoy chocolate chip cookies
* Christie Barnumm's Animal Crackers
* Christie Teddy Grahams
* Christie Oreo cookies (large ones only; snack packs may contain
peanuts)
* Peek Frean's Family Digestives and Fruit Cremes
* Betty Crocker Dunkaroos
* General Mills Graham Treats, Crispy Graham Squares and Chewy
Marshmallow
* Nestle Smarties, KitKat, Aero and Coffee Crisp chocolate bars
* Kraft Jello pudding snacks
* Kraft Magic Moments pudding snacks
* Delmonte Rich 'n' Creamy pudding cups
* Any Kraft products without an allergy alert including cheese and
cracker snack packs
* Dad's Oatmeal cookies - all flavours (this is new - please check the
labelling because some of the older bags may still have the peanut
warning)
* Quaker Rice Cakes - all flavours (again, read labels!)
* Pepperidge Farm Goldfish crackers

DON'T
* any products that do not have a list of ingredients
* baked goods from home
* any granola or breakfast/cereal bar
* Sunkist Fruit snacks
* Betty Crocker Soda-licious
* Breton Crackers
* Any Laura Secord products
* All ice cream except Chapman's in the square box
* items containing hydrolyzed vegetable protein may contain peanuts

Best wishes! [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/smile.gif[/img]

------------------

[This message has been edited by Alternative to Mainstream (edited October 01, 2002).]

Groups: None
By on Fri, 08-17-01, 01:44

I'm simply re-raising this thread for anyone who may like to provide this list (or a variation thereof) to their child's school.
This list is sent home to each of the children in my son's "peanut free" classroom.

Best wishes! [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/smile.gif[/img]

------------------

Groups: None
By on Wed, 08-22-01, 22:33

I'm re-raising this thread in the hopes that kelly'smom might see it and it might be of some use to her.

Best wishes! [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/smile.gif[/img]

------------------

Groups: None
By Linda-Jo on Fri, 08-24-01, 13:58

In addition to the 'safe foods list', I also give my phone # and encouraged any parent to call me if they have a question on any particular food. This worked out quite well last year when my daughter was in Kindergarten.

Groups: None
By on Tue, 09-25-01, 04:43

I'm simply re-raising this one in the hopes that cuddlebugmom may see it.

Best wishes! [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/smile.gif[/img]

------------------

Groups: None
By on Fri, 12-07-01, 07:08

I'm re-raising this one in case wdiznynut would like to look at it and see if it does help with the Christmas party *issue* even if Laken wouldn't be attending. Personally, I'd be ramming the list down the teacher's throat! [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/mad.gif[/img]

Best wishes! [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/smile.gif[/img]

------------------

Groups: None
By WDiznyNut on Mon, 12-10-01, 05:56

HA HA! Thanks Cindy, I will copy it off for the school...your comment about cramming it down their throat reminded me of my sister. Laken was doing her homework the night she found out about the "no christmas party because of Laken" comment was made and there was a sentence on the paper that said "Peanut butter is very good" and my sister said she should cram the paper down the teachers throat and tell her Laken can't do it because it has *peanut butter* on it.

Groups: None
By on Tue, 10-01-02, 14:18

Simply re-raising with some new items Cayley's Mom has added to the list (I had to edit my original post to include her research [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/smile.gif[/img] )

Best wishes! [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/smile.gif[/img]

------------------

Groups: None
By on Mon, 11-25-02, 14:45

Simply re-raising as I had to provide it to Jesse's school to-day. Best wishes! [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/smile.gif[/img]

------------------

Groups: None
By on Mon, 01-20-03, 20:58

Simply re-raising in the hopes that it might help annshel. Best wishes! [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/smile.gif[/img]

------------------

Groups: None
By on Thu, 03-06-03, 03:57

Simply re-raising for marina_twinmom. [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/smile.gif[/img]

Best wishes! [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/smile.gif[/img]

------------------

Groups: None
By Codyman on Fri, 04-04-03, 21:53

re-raising

Groups: None
By on Wed, 04-30-03, 04:08

Simply re-raising. [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/smile.gif[/img]

Best wishes! [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/smile.gif[/img]

------------------

Groups: None
By on Wed, 04-30-03, 04:31

Cayley's Mom very kindly up-dated the original list posted in October month. [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/smile.gif[/img] Again, this list is Canadian specific.

On the "safe" list of products I can also add Nestle's Mirage chocolate bar and Mr. Christie's Chocolate Creme Oreo cookies.

I must admit that a LOT of the "safe" products listed above, I have never looked at because my kids simply haven't been interested.

Also, in reading through just the general list of what to provide your child to eat (at school), not manufacturer specific, please remember to check all labels of things such as breads, bagels, pitas for "may contain" warnings (even if they may be rare).

Yes, definitely read all of the labels before purchasing anything above that has been designated as "safe". But, since Cayley's Mom did the research in October month, I'm fairly clear that nothing has really changed.

It would be *nice* to get some more safe additions to the list. I'm thinking Chapman's Popsicles right now (but I have to find the specific kind, just bought them this week-end, not the first time either).

Mr. Christie's Triscuits
Mr. Christie's Ritz Crackers (regular size)
Mr. Christie's Vegetable Thins

Are those all incorporated in the original list above? If not, I'll come back in and do so at a later time.

If anyone would like to place additions in this thread (or the other one running which is exactly the same), I would be pleased to edit my post and credit the person so that we have a comprehensive list all in one post. [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/smile.gif[/img]

Best wishes! [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/smile.gif[/img]

------------------

Groups: None
By on Thu, 08-07-03, 03:28

Simply re-raising for Ginger. [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/smile.gif[/img]

Best wishes! [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/smile.gif[/img]

------------------

Groups: None
By Driving Me Nutty on Sun, 08-10-03, 04:24

Here are some US specific changes that I've added
Safe:
Hershey

Groups: None
By erik on Sun, 08-10-03, 04:35

[b]*** always check labels for allergy alerts as manufacturing conditions may change at any time ***[/b]

Other products in the USA that do not have a peanut/nut allergy warning:

Hershey Rolo
Hershey Kit Kat Bites (note: all other Hershey Kit Kats are NOT SAFE except the Bites)
Hershey Krackel
Hershey Chuckles (jelly candy)
Nestle After Eight chocolate wafer mints
Junior Mints
Hershey Milk Duds
Hershey's Cadbury Dairy Milk
Lifesaver jelly fruit slices
Lifesaver jellybeans
Nestle Wonka Nerds
Nestle Wonka Sweettarts
Ce De Candy Smarties
Hershey Sixlets
Trebor Allan Sour PAtch Kids
Trebor Allan Swedish fish
Trebor Allan Fuzzy Peach
Nestle Coffee Crisp (hard to find in USA)
York Peppermint Patties

[b]*** always check labels for allergy alerts as manufacturing conditions may change at any time ***[/b]

[This message has been edited by erik (edited August 10, 2003).]

Groups: None
By on Thu, 08-21-03, 16:17

Simply re-raising for ssmd. [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/smile.gif[/img]

Best wishes! [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/smile.gif[/img]

------------------

Groups: None
By on Thu, 08-28-03, 15:59

Simply re-raising because I have to up-date and then copy it for Jesse's school later tonight. [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/smile.gif[/img]

Best wishes! [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/smile.gif[/img]

------------------

Groups: None
By Cayley's Mom on Tue, 09-02-03, 14:44

Updating the last part of the list (brand name section) - any others to add?

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

Peanut Guide for Snacks/Lunches in Our (Canadian) Classroom

It is important to continue to be vigilant when a child has a peanut allergy. The following is a list of suitable and unsuitable snacks or lunch items. Since the manufacturer may change lines and production procedures, please use this as a guideline but always check the label to make sure the item is still safe.

DO
* Kellogg's NutriGrain Cereal Bars
* Kellogg's Rice Krispie Squares (original flavour only)
* Christie Fig Newtons
* Christie Chips Ahoy and Chewy Chips Ahoy chocolate chip cookies
* Christie Barnumm's Animal Crackers
* Christie Teddy Grahams
* Christie Oreo cookies (large ones only; snack packs may contain peanuts)
* Peek Frean's Family Digestives and Fruit Cremes
* Betty Crocker Dunkaroos
* General Mills Graham Treats, Crispy Graham Squares and Chewy Marshmallow
* Nestle Regular Smarties and Sundae Smarties (check label on Seasonal Smarties

Groups: None
By DebO on Tue, 09-02-03, 22:31

Hi Cayley's Mom

I added:

Wagon Wheels
Viva Puffs

to the Questionable area, since some old stock still has the warning on it.

I added to the safe area:

Touche brand nut-free cakes and cookies
Branson's nut free cookies
Hot Rods

I recently noticed that they may contain warning is no longer on the Breton's crackers - can we add them to the list? I haven't been able to call yet.

take care

deb

Groups: None
By Cayley's Mom on Wed, 09-03-03, 00:42

Hi Deb

Thanks for the update. My box of Breton's has a may contain warning - it's the big size box we bought at Costco - so maybe it should be in the DON'T section for a little while longer until all the packaging catches up?

Carolyn

Groups: None
By DebO on Wed, 09-03-03, 00:56

HI Carolyn

Yes, I have always had Breton's explicitly on my don't list..... I will be interested to see what Dare says, though. I hope it is one thing that has changed for the better!!

deb

Groups: None
By DebO on Wed, 09-03-03, 20:08

I have also added Kellogg's Speical K bars to my list (and my daughter loves them!)

take care

deb

Groups: None
By on Thu, 10-23-03, 14:29

Simply re-raising with this highlighted:-

The following information was obtained from a document entitled
Anaphylaxis, A Resource Document for Schools. It was produced and
distributed by Nutrition Services, North York Public Health
Department, Telephone #416-395-7669

So, someone felt it was okay for this to be a resource document for schools and it was distributed by a Public Health Department in Ontario.

Last year, Cayley's Mom did add some things to it which she asked me to re-edit my first list to include and certainly new additions could be made.

There is certainly what would be considered by a lot of us (or most of us) a lot of *junk* food on this list, but it is the stuff that manages to find it's way into lunch bags everywhere.

For me, I would have to add the "safe" Viau (?) Wagon Wheels and Marshmallow Cookies (can't remember their name right now) distributed by Dare Canada that hopefully are replacing Jo Louis (by Vachon, unsafe) in lunch boxes this year.

And there are also the new Kellogg's Nutrigrain Granola Minis.

This list certainly could be added to in Canada rather than having products taken off it because they have suddenly become unsafe.

Usual warning - check all labels on products before purchasing and if need be, call the manufacturer.

Jello Pudding Cups also.

Best wishes! [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/smile.gif[/img]

------------------

Groups: None
By on Thu, 10-23-03, 14:34

My apologies. I didn't see that Cayley's Mom and Deb O had been working on this list fairly recently. I simply re-raised it to compliment discussion in Main Discussion. Looks like Cayley's Mom can look after editing the Brand Name items now rather than asking me to re-edit the original list. [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/smile.gif[/img]

Best wishes! [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/smile.gif[/img]

------------------

Groups: None
By momma2boys on Thu, 10-30-03, 02:08

raising for michelle

Groups: None
By Codyman on Sun, 11-09-03, 02:46

Missed reading all the updates!! Glad to see Dunkaroos were on the list. I just bought some for the first time for my children to replace all the bad candy they received from Hallowe'en.

My children were very excited to eat Dunkaroos.

Groups: None
By on Thu, 01-15-04, 23:30

Simply re-raising to help April.

Best wishes! [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/smile.gif[/img]

Groups: None
By April1649 on Fri, 01-16-04, 00:52

Thank you for your help! I will present the list to the school and suggest to them that it is handed out to the parents. You have all been a wonderful help. God bless you indeed.

Groups: None
By on Thu, 02-05-04, 04:31

Simply re-raising for kkeene. [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/smile.gif[/img] With the caution that things may have changed since the list was originally posted so please read labels and also that it is Canadian specific.

Best wishes! [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/smile.gif[/img]

------------------

Groups: None
By patsmommy on Wed, 05-05-04, 20:57

Is this list still good?

Groups: None
By smartalyk on Sun, 08-01-04, 05:25

As far as I know, this list is still good. It is what we distribute in our school as well. There has to be a warning *Manufacturers may change ingredients or equipment at any time, so always read ingredient labels*!

I included Smarties Bars on my list of unsafe, because so many people know that Smarties are safe. But the BARS aren't!

If anyone knows of anything that has become "unsafe" please let the rest of us know!

Groups: None
By DebO on Mon, 08-02-04, 01:37

I am so glad this was raised!!

I spent about an hour last week looking for this thread. We need to add all of the Dare products from the new peanut - free plant...

deb

Groups: None
By mae on Mon, 08-02-04, 04:23

Deb - great to see you post! I just bought some of the Dare Strawbery Creme cookies - with great labelling and the kids love them!!!

DD and DS are off to Zoo Day Camp next week, so I've been searching for things for lunches and snacks! [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/smile.gif[/img]

Groups: None
By Drew's mom on Mon, 08-02-04, 13:51

I just quickly skimmed through this thread and saw some items of concern.

**I saw Sixlets at the store recently and they now have a "may contain" warning on them.

**When I called Hostess about 3-4 months ago, the lady I spoke with said that they do not label consistently for cross-contamination. She listed some items that are produced in a peanut-free plant, but I didn't feel comfortable with those - you never know when they may change processing procedures and those would no longer be safe (and not have any warning on them). She did read off a list of safe "codes" to look for, but I'm not playing that game.

This information may be under a different thread, but I wanted to update this one in an attempt to keep everyone safe. [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/smile.gif[/img]

Groups: None
By JudyDoherty on Thu, 08-05-04, 09:34

We have a very simple rule for our school - my son does NOT eat anything that does not come from home. I do not ever leave label reading to anyone else. It has taken a huge amount of time to research what foods are okay versus not okay and that is a task that never finishes.

I make all of his lunches and snacks. And the teacher keeps Hostess Cup Cakes in the closet for birthday parties. I was told by Hostess that they do consistently label when a product is made in a plant with peanuts. Maybe from the post above I will look into this matter again.

My son eats a LOT healthier as the result - we always look at it in a positive manner.

[This message has been edited by JudyDoherty (edited August 05, 2004).]

Groups: None
By smartalyk on Sun, 08-08-04, 00:48

Hi Judy,

That is our rule as well. The safe snack list is for parents of my son's classmates. His classroom (the K-3 wing actually) does not allow peanuts or nuts at all so this is to help them find alternatives to pack for their children.

I should find out about the Hostess cupcakes as well... those would be closer to the cupcakes his classmates bring than safe cookies. I wonder if ds would like them!

Groups: None
By on Sun, 08-22-04, 05:18

Simply re-raising. [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/smile.gif[/img]

Best wishes! [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/smile.gif[/img]

Groups: None
By ElleMo on Thu, 08-26-04, 19:56

Some recent updates to this list (US Only):

I checked a box of Twinkies in May & they had a peanut allergy warning on them.

I have called Entemanns & they cannot guarantee the safety of ANY of their products.

Girl Scout Cookies are made by several different companies. Most GS cookies are not safe, but the Thin Mints produced for the NYC girl scouts are. Do some research if you are interested in buying them.

I have given my daughter Chips Ahoy with no problems & the co., said they were ok. I would be interested in hearing they are not.

Elle

Quote:Originally posted by Driving Me Nutty:
[b]Here are some US specific changes that I've added
Safe:

Hostess

Groups: None
By mcmom on Thu, 08-26-04, 23:24

Elle, I just called Nabisco today, and was told that Chips Ahoy were safe, that if there was any chance of any allergen they would be labeled as such. My son has eaten them for years and we've never has a problem.

Re: Entenmanns, I posted about the phone calls I made to them recently in the manufacturers thread - they have added nut warnings to almost all of their packaging, and I was told by their rep they were not safe.

Groups: None
By erik on Fri, 08-27-04, 01:35

Quote:Originally posted by mcmom:
[b]Re: Entenmanns, I posted about the phone calls I made to them recently in the manufacturers thread - they have added nut warnings to almost all of their packaging, and I was told by their rep they were not safe.[/b]

I do eat some Entenmanns products as I am only allergic to peanuts (not tree nuts), and some of their products only have 'may contain' warnings for tree nuts [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/smile.gif[/img]

Groups: None
By smartalyk on Fri, 08-27-04, 02:55

The Kellogg's Nutrigrain Granola Mini Bites will no longer be safe in September. They are adding almond flour!

Groups: None
By mcmom on Fri, 08-27-04, 02:59

erik, thanks for pointing that out. Yes, the warnings are (as far as I have seen) tree nut related. You're lucky you can still eat them! [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/smile.gif[/img] My ds will be missing the cookies (I will too!).

After I called Entenmanns last week, I sent them an email telling them how disappointed I was that I could no longer buy their products for my family. One of their reps called me and left me a message this afternoon saying she wanted to talk to me re my email. I'll be interested to see what she has to say when I call her back.

Groups: None
By DebO on Thu, 09-02-04, 15:12

I am just making up my new list for the school (one for peanuts/nuts only, one for peanuts/nuts and egg). I am heading out at lunch to check the local stores and will post my updated list when I get back (Canada Specific).

take care

deb

Groups: None
By kkeene on Thu, 09-02-04, 20:00

Thanks Ded that will be great. As I am in Canada alot with my son.

I will work on a USA one the same way
Peanut free & peanut & Egg Free

& I will post my findings as well
I will be calling all manufacturers, so please give me a bit to get a responce.

Kathy

Groups: None
By smartalyk on Fri, 09-03-04, 05:11

Does anyone know for sure about the Dad's cookies (Canada specific)? I have this on our safe list, but have never bought them. The public health nurse told me today that there is a peanut warning on the package. Can anyone clarify?

Thanks.

Groups: None
By DebO on Fri, 09-03-04, 13:26

Hi

I believe only the Dad's oatmeal chocolate chip are safe - nothing else.

So here is my "list" - add any corrections you feel are needed!

deb

[b]NOTE this list is CANADA specific[/b]

[b]Safe, Peanut and Tree Nut Free Snack Suggestions
NOTES
- Nutrigrain large bars are safe, but the nutri-grain mini bites Chocolatey Chip and mixed berry flavours will contain almond flour as of September 2, 2004

- Tim Horton

Groups: None
By turlisa on Fri, 09-03-04, 13:54

I have been preparing a list to have at home for my daughter. The list that our school sent home for everybody only has a few items on it. I know at the very beginning I said it was unreasonable to ask parents of nonPA children to check all lables, but ironically, now that I am aware, I do just that [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/smile.gif[/img]

But..... knowing how confusing some lables are to you, imagine how they can be to us.

I bought a package of snack bags of cheezits. I see that the allergy warning specifies Milk & Wheat, but in the ingredients I see soybean and/or cottonseed oil. safe or unsafe?

Lisa

Groups: None
By DebO on Fri, 09-03-04, 14:45

HI Lisa

Soy and peanut are related legumes and avoiding soy or not is a comfort issue. In our case, my daughter has never experienced any problems with soy and it is not something that we avoid. Other families may choose to avoid soy even though there is no history of an allergic reaction "just in case".

In my personal opinion, the risk of another child who is allergic to peanuts only having a reaction because your non-allergic child is eating something with soybean oil in it would not be an issue for me. Of course, this would change if the other child were actually allergic to soy.

Good luck with the labels - you do get pretty good at it after a while!

take care

deb

Groups: None
By on Fri, 09-03-04, 15:00

Deb O., thank-you SO much! [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/smile.gif[/img]

I can now use your list to provide it to the kids' new school. I really appreciate the time and effort you put into this both years, Deb.

Best wishes! [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/smile.gif[/img]

Groups: None

Peanut Free and Nut Free Directory

Our directory is highlights our favorite products for people with peanut and nut allergies.

Close x

Sign up for our newsletter and receive a free peanut-free snack guide.

Stay on top of your allergy with recipes, lifestyle tips and more.

Email