class birthday treats

Posted on: Tue, 09/07/2004 - 5:49am
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Hi, I just read somewhere keeps a stash of peanut free Hostess snacks (can't remember if they were twinkies or dingdongs or whatever) to keep with the teacher. That way, when there is a birthday treat brought in unexpectedly, the teacher will be able to give her son/daughter a peanut free treat too. Does this work for you/doesn't work? Why? Any other tips? My daughter just started grade 1 and this seems like a good idea?

Posted on: Tue, 09/07/2004 - 6:51am
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For the last 2 years, Jason's teachers have actually banned food treats for birthdays. Instead, they've asked parents that want to send goodies in to send pencils, stickers or small toys instead.

Posted on: Tue, 09/07/2004 - 7:38am
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coldincanada, Yes - that is exactly what we used to do when my dd was younger. We did allow her to eat treats that I had "checked out" ahead of time so she very rarely "needed" her special treat.
Another good treat (that keeps) would be safe candy bars.
Anything that is an attractive treat for your child is a good choice. Even better if the other kids find it attractive, too. [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/wink.gif[/img]

Posted on: Tue, 09/07/2004 - 8:05am
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I give the teacher a box of PN free Nestle choc bars at the beginning of the year and that is DS substitue when they have donuts for hot lunch day as well as home made birthday treats.

Posted on: Tue, 09/07/2004 - 10:21am
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Hi
when my daughter was younger and birthday treats would come in to her daycare and then school once she entered kindergarden in both Calgary and Ottawa I would bake a peanut free cake and decorate it anyway she wanted. I would then cut it into pieces, wrap them up and label them and the daycare or school kept them in the freezer. When an unsafe birthday treat appeared, she got a piece of her own birthday cake and was very happy with that.
Most schools have some sort of fridge available since many have milk programs - or even in the staff room if necessary!
take care
deb

Posted on: Fri, 09/10/2004 - 1:13am
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ColdinCanada....I hate to burst your bubble but all those treats made from Drakes, Hostess, Little Debbies, etc. all are made in machineries that ALSO process food that has peanuts and/or tree nuts. So that is a no-no for PA kids as residue left behind may contain the allergens.

Posted on: Fri, 09/10/2004 - 1:28am
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We did that too,kept a stash! It worked out really well and the "stash" was hardly used.
Now b/c of this topic I have found the perfect home for the note I received yesterday after school.
From another mom:
HI...just to let you know I'm sending cupcakes in on Friday for the class -it's Tommy's birthday!
I'm pretty sure they're safe for Bryson!
They will be:
List of ingredients here.
Isn't that wonderful? She has always done ths every year for 5 years now and I even sent her a thank-you card the first year. At our school we have sent a letter out that if a list of ingredients is not sent with the treat then treat will not be handed out.It works and treats still get sent for the kids.
To bad all the other parents couldn't be this thoughtful.
~Jenna

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