Multiple food allergy class-lunch?

Posted on: Tue, 09/07/2004 - 10:52am
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We are doing really well with this so far but would love any advice. My youngest DD came home with a note for a Nut/Peanut Free, Fish Free, Milk Free and Egg Free classroom.
Any store cookies or fast snacks when I am too tired to make my own? All of our cookies are nut/peanut free but have milk or eggs.
We have a DD that is lactose intolerant so we have some milk free items but she can take lacteeze for items with small amounts of milk.
Thanks for your help.

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Karalot

Posted on: Tue, 09/07/2004 - 11:11am
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Are you sure that milk and eggs can't be baked into foods?
It seems if the school is going to ban all those ingredients, they would have sent home a list of acceptable foods.
What about the school lunch? It's hard to believe the school lunch could be free of all those ingredients.

Posted on: Tue, 09/07/2004 - 11:43am
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Karen T., does your daughter eat in her classroom or a cafeteria/lunchroom?
If katiee's e-mail is posted, you may want to get in touch with her. I know that last year, her non-PA child was in a class that was peanut/tree nut free and also chicken free with an assortment of other foods as well. She may be able to tell you how work-able it was for her (even though she is dealing with PA herself) and how the school presented it as something that was do-able.
Also, I do know, from just reading a post under Main Discussion, that Deb O. has an "egg free" classroom for one of her children. I'm not sure what that entails as far as what Deb O. feels needs to be restricted in the classroom.
Just off the top of my head.
Best wishes! [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/smile.gif[/img]

Posted on: Tue, 09/07/2004 - 11:52am
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Hi Karen
I have a list that is peanut/treenut and egg free but would have to check things for milk. OF course, fruit and fruit cups are probably fine.
I did some quick surfing on the Dare website and it looks like Simple Pleasures Cinnamon Snaps, Oatmeal and Tea Biscuits are OK. Also Dare Maple Leaf Creme and all of the Breaktime cookies look OK too.
Kraft has a gluten-free, lactose-free list, but the only thing I recognize on it as also being nut free are gel snacks.
If I notice anything, I will definitely post it.
Good luck!
deb

Posted on: Tue, 09/07/2004 - 1:10pm
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Hi again, Karen
Looks like Dad's oatmeal chocolate chip cookies and Teddy Grahams may be OK too...
take care
deb

Posted on: Tue, 09/07/2004 - 11:33pm
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One lunch down many to go! We had lots in her bag for her to pick from. She had fruits and veg. cookies that I made that were nut/egg/milk free, ritz crackers, honeycomb dry cereal and her pita stuffed with chicken.
She can have her cheese when she gets home. I figure for years people have made accomodations for our older DD now it is our turn. I am concerned about what other parents are thinking. I hope they can be understanding for these three children and their safety.
Thanks for the lists of cookies, I will go to the store and check them out today.
We do not have a cafeteria in our school, the children eat in the classroom. Remember I am in Ontario, Canada so no school nurse, only lunch room supervisors.
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Karalot

Posted on: Tue, 09/07/2004 - 11:54pm
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Hi Karen
I checked last night and for sure the packaged Rice Krispie squares are not safe - but that is something you could easily make with margarine instead of butter - there must be a dairy free margarine!
I also forgot to add the SunRype Fruit to Go snacks would be OK too.
good luck!
deb
PS you may also want to check the kosher section if your grocery store has one. Since kosher food restricts the contact between dairy and other foods I find it is often good for egg free foods and may have milk free too.
[This message has been edited by DebO (edited September 08, 2004).]

Posted on: Wed, 09/08/2004 - 3:50am
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My 18 mo. son is egg, milk & pa (also avoiding all nuts, fish, etc...) This is our "safe" list...
Ritz (full sized)
Pretzels
Fruit snacks (those little gummy-type)
Canned fruit
Graham crackers/sticks
Teddy Grahams
Raisins
Fresh fruits/veggies
Dry cereal- Kix, cheerios
There are also two dairy-free margarines that we use, Crystal Farms and Willow River (US).
[This message has been edited by 2BusyBoys (edited September 08, 2004).]

Posted on: Wed, 09/08/2004 - 3:55am
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I'm in the US, so I don't know if this will help you, but here goes (my son is milk, egg, and peanut allergic): He's eaten all these foods MANY times.
Townhouse original crackers
Honey Maid Graham Crackers (cinnamon)
Nabisco teddy grahams
General Mills Plain or Apple Cinnamon Cheerios
General Mills Wheat Chex/Rice Chex
Nabisco Wheat Thins
Rold Gold Pretzel Stix
Lays Classic Potato Chips
Nabisco Saltine Crackers
Gerber Veggie Crackers
Hope this helps! Thanks for trying so hard to accommodate these kids [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/smile.gif[/img]
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Meg, mom to:
Matt 2 yrs. PA,MA,EA
Sean 2 yrs. NKA

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