Nut Safe School Snacks for Preschooler

Posted on: Fri, 08/29/2008 - 12:00am
NutAllergyMomma's picture
Joined: 08/29/2008 - 05:19

Hello everyone! This is the first time I am sending my DD (2 1/2 PN & TN allergic) to preschool and I am trying to put together her bag/box of safe snacks. The school is not nut free and they provide the snack. I don't feel comfortable leaving her in the hands of someone else when it comes to snack selection, so I am planning to provide all of her snacks. At home, I've been giving her Annies Bunny Grahams and Cheddar Bunnies along with the mini Saltines and lots of homemade goodies. I know the school will have Nilla Wafers, Cheez Its, Animal Crackers, Oreos, Goldfish, Pretzels.

I would love to get feedback on what everyone else sends for their kids at snack time. As well, how do you provide it? Invidually packaged? The whole box and have the teacher dish out? Make small zip lock packages at home? And do you send in a Tupperware container holding all the stuff or a bag or what? I feel like such a dummy and I really want to get organized and seem like I know I what I'm doing!!

Any help would be great! Thanks!

Posted on: Fri, 08/29/2008 - 6:53am
nutty1's picture
Joined: 02/24/2008 - 12:46

I wouldn't send your child with any homemade stuff, and nothing in a ziplock bag either. They want to see ingedients and when things expire. I have a large bag that I fill with Entenman's mini blueberry muffins which are small and packaged in small bags, and cereal bars for his am snack. For pm snack I do bags of pretzels, fudge stripe cookies that come in the small bags, cheeze its, goldfish, applesauce, pudding, and then something like hostess cupcakes that are individually wrapped so that when another kids mom brings in cupcakes when its someone's birthday, your child will have an equally "special" treat. I wouldn't put it on the teachers to have to pour treats out of a box for your child, I think they appreciate snacks that are individually wrapped so it doesn't cause the teacher more work to give your child their snack.

Posted on: Tue, 09/02/2008 - 11:31am
Mrsdocrse's picture
Joined: 01/16/2007 - 09:00

Hi There:
Are you sending ina container with snacks for the entire class? or just having a selection to choose from daily for your child only?
I send ceral bars, "safe" granola bars. some times pop tarts or I like "to go" sleeves of cereal. he eats them with out milk ( corn pops, fruit loops, ect)
HOw many are inthe class? or in they school? could you shop for the smacks inthe class room? Maybe if it is a small center you could shop with them.

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