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I have a 5 year old son with a semi-mild peanut allergy. I have 4 other children so I'm a little tired of reading labels. I'm trying to find some type of list of products that are peanut free. I did find one list on the internet from a school and it listed many things I've fed my son. All LIttle Debbie snacks, Ritz Bits cheese crackers, anything Keebler, chocolate covered pretzels, etc. Are there more lists like that around. One that actually says what they can eat rather than what they can't? We have epi pens at home and at school but it's fairly new to the school. It's a small school without a nurse but his teacher has his epipen and knows how to use it. I'd like to give a list to the other parents because they like to bring treats for special occassions and his teacher said to avoid all chocolate. Today he couldn't eat a cupcake because the teacher didn't know what mix or what was in it. I'm glad but it's hard for my son. I'd like to have a box of some type of treat for him that his teacher can give him in those situations. Any help with safe food would be appreciated. Thanks, Debi

On Oct 19, 2004

welcome,

The reason it is hard to give a list of what a PA child can eat- is because it is always changing. Not only that- comfort zones are different for every parent/child, person with food allergies.

------------------ Michelle mom to: Alex - 5 - peanut, tree nut, asthma, many environmental allergies Isaac- 1.5 - many environmental allergies

On Oct 19, 2004

Debi, Welcome!

As Jami said, since the list is always changing it's impossible to give a definitive list.

Just to clarify - the list you mentioned, that's of foods they [b]can't[/b] eat, right? Because as far as I know, none of those items are safe.

Read the Manufacturer's forum, so you will at least get a good idea of which companies label well so you can feel comfortable with what you buy.

One more note - please don't be offended, but please be cautious in regarding your child's allergy as semi-mild. This can be a very unpredictable allergy, so it's best to always be prepared. Do you carry epi?

Again, welcome.

Amy

On Oct 19, 2004

Hi Debbie:

The safest way my wife controls snacks without reading labels is bake her own goodies. She then bakes enough for my sons whole class. The students love it and we don't have to worry about any peanuts in class. Although schools are banning peanut products, most parents don't read the labels on all foods as intense as we do. She will usual sub PB with No Nuts Peabutter on receipes she finds on the web, or follows receipes found on the web site that sells the Peabutter sub. Check out [url="http://www.jsfoods.us"]www.jsfoods.us[/url] Hope this helps.

Mark

On Oct 20, 2004

Thanks. AFter posting I found a chart that showed the rast test scales and my son is actually moderate. 1.7. I do have an epi and so does his teacher. Thanks for the info. I'm actually going to check all my popcorn boxes tonight. My 8 year old lives on microwave popcorn! Debi

quote]Originally posted by Going Nuts: [b]Debi, Welcome!

As Jami said, since the list is always changing it's impossible to give a definitive list.

Just to clarify - the list you mentioned, that's of foods they [b]can't[/b] eat, right? Because as far as I know, none of those items are safe.

Read the Manufacturer's forum, so you will at least get a good idea of which companies label well so you can feel comfortable with what you buy.

One more note - please don't be offended, but please be cautious in regarding your child's allergy as semi-mild. This can be a very unpredictable allergy, so it's best to always be prepared. Do you carry epi?

Again, welcome.

Amy[/b][/quote]

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