List of safe snacks

Posted on: Tue, 08/28/2007 - 11:57am
lutts's picture
Joined: 08/28/2007 - 09:00

We just found out that our 4 year old son is allergic to peanuts and tree nuts after a trip to the ER. Daycare is wanting a "list" of safe snacks. I have tried to find a list on line but cannot seem to locate one. Any advice or suggestions on where I can find such a list?

Any help would be great.


Posted on: Tue, 08/28/2007 - 12:29pm
McCobbre's picture
Joined: 04/16/2005 - 09:00

I think that many folks may be hesitant to post such a list because it should never be taken for granted that anything is safe unless you read, read, and then read again the label (yep, three times)--and also because YOU need to read the label before any food is given to your kiddo (using the general "PA parent you," not specifically "you" here). Many on the board do not trust others to provide snacks and to read labels adequately. You may or may not be asking about that.
However, I'll give you a general starter list that I have used.
Please be aware that ingredients change all the time. Every time I buy something--even if I've bought it fifty times--I read the label.
That said, here are a few things that I have used. Please read the labels for these:
[b]Safe Snacks (safe to eat around DS--I provide his own snack)[/b]
[*]Fruit (Apples, Orange slices, Grapes, Bananas, Strawberries)
[*]Cheese blocks
[*]String Cheese
[*]Carrot chips
[*]Vegetables with dressing for dipping
[*]Sliced meat wrapped around cheese sticks
[*]Hard boiled egg
[*]Mini pitas stuffed with cheese - try cream, Swiss, Gouda
[*]Mini bagels with cream cheese and cucumber slices
[*]Plain yogurt mixed with fruit
[*]Fruit cups
[*]Fig Newtons
[*]Pepperidge Farm Goldfish (regular only)
[*]Regular Teddy Grahams
[*]Ocean Spray Craisins
[*]Raisins (some brands not safe for DS to eat)

Posted on: Tue, 08/28/2007 - 12:30pm
PinkPoodle's picture
Joined: 06/12/2007 - 09:00

I emailed a list to you. Look it over, verify item safety/comfort zone, and change it as you see necessary. My daughter doesn't eat food unless we provide it, so that list is food that we consider 'safe' for the classroom (like Nabisco products are on there and we only use Keebler).

Posted on: Tue, 08/28/2007 - 12:58pm
McCobbre's picture
Joined: 04/16/2005 - 09:00

Oh--and welcome to the boards! I'm sorry you have to be here but glad you found this site. It's been very helpful to us.

Posted on: Tue, 09/11/2007 - 8:37am
McCobbre's picture
Joined: 04/16/2005 - 09:00

bumping up

Posted on: Tue, 09/11/2007 - 10:38am
Kelly H's picture
Joined: 09/11/2007 - 09:00

Thanks for all of the help. You can also add to the list anything from the JustBorn Company (Mike & Ike's, Hot Tamales, etc.) I contacted them because they also have peanut chews on their website and the lady told me that the peanut chews are made in a separate factory because of all the PA and all of their other candies are PN/TN free with no X-Contam issues or Facility issues. Which my son loves them. I am soo mad about the Hershey's Kissables!!! I just gave them to my son and his friend (who also has a PN/TN allergy today) That was the replacement for the M&M's that he can't have anymore so I guess we will have to order them from those companies now for the holidays.
Also Girbaldi's is a great company for candy. All of their stuff is PN/TN, Egg, Gluten, Dairy, etc. free and no Facility issues either. I've found them at Wal-Mart.
Also, as far as Wal-Mart they are excellent for labeling and we use their choc. chips (the safe ones for our cookies, etc.) and they have their Great Value Brand of cookies (the boxed ones) of vanilla wafers and the red boxed ones that are safe for PN/TN allergies and my son and niece love them.
This list is actually for a mom in my son's class to help her out. I've pretty much turned myself into a walking dictionary for FA's because of this lol.
Kelly H

Posted on: Tue, 09/11/2007 - 12:42pm
McCobbre's picture
Joined: 04/16/2005 - 09:00

You might keep looking at the Kissables labels. The packages I've seen in the last month have the "old" ingredients and not shea. I am thinking/hoping that they reverted to their old recipe, but I don't know for sure. I just know that I look at Kissables labeling anytime I see them--varying sizes, too--and lately I haven't seen shea. [img][/img]


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