Peanut Butter substitute for school cafeteria

Posted on: Wed, 08/11/1999 - 12:12pm
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Our son will be starting kindergarden this fall at a parochial school. He will not be eating in the cafeteria this year, but they have a policy that is very disturbing. If a child does not wish to eat the main entree, they may choose to substitute a peanut butter sandwich. So far the school administration has been very supportive of our situation. They have asked us for suggestions on what to serve instead of a peanut butter sandwich. Any suggestions? Has anyone else run into this situation before?

Posted on: Thu, 08/12/1999 - 11:58am
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pI have run into a similar situation at my daughter's school. They have a policy that says if a child has X amount of unpaid lunch charges, that child will get a peanut butter sandwhich for lunch until the charges are paid in full. I have seen this on paper, but don't know if it actually happens. I have been thinking about asking them to consider an alternative sandwich and the only thing that has come to mind so far is a cheese sandwich. I'll let you know what they have to say!/p

Posted on: Thu, 08/12/1999 - 1:57pm
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pAn ounce of cheddar cheese (probably two slices of cheese) compared to 1 tablespoon of peanut butter:/p
pProtein: Cheddar 7.06gm PB 3.9gm/p
pVitamin A: Cheddar 300 IU PB 0/p
pVit. B12: Cheddar .234mcg PB 0/p
pCalcium: Cheddar 204mcg PB 11mcg/p
pIron: Cheddar .19mg PB .3mg/p
pHow can anyone argue with that? [img]http://client.ibboards.com/peanutallergy/smile.gif[/img]/p
pNoreen/p
p[This message has been edited by Noreen (edited August 13, 1999).]/p

Posted on: Fri, 08/13/1999 - 2:53am
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pThe simplest substitution for peanut butter is almond butter. My school has been using this product for quite awhile. I realize that many of us are also tree nut allergic as well, but I though I would let you know. I presume it spreads similarly to PB, has a long shelf life and the taste must be decent enough for the kids to eat it!/p

Posted on: Fri, 08/13/1999 - 5:14pm
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pWell I was able to replace peanut butter by Tahini butter it has the same texture but is made with sesame seeds instead./p
pLizbet/p

Posted on: Wed, 09/01/1999 - 3:48pm
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pWe love soy butter in our peanut free house, available at health food stores for about $5.99 a jar. It even has less fat then peanut butter./p

Posted on: Wed, 09/01/1999 - 9:54pm
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pMost schools would probably be opposed to using almond butter or soy butter substitutes as they are very expensive substitutes. Additionally, I used to use almond butter on "The Zone Diet" and found it quite hard to spread unless it was put on warm toast; same with the soy butter. Incidentally, I did find some nut free soy butter and my son took one bite and refused to eat any more. Of course, it was not loaded with sugar like regular peanut butter. I admire those of you who can get your kids to eat the stuff. I tasted it and didn't care for it myself. My daughter's elementary school also has a peanut butter/jelly sandwich "plan." They offer two choices for a hot lunch. If the child does not like it, he is offered a peanut butter/jelly sandwich and yogurt. Boy, times have changed!! I never had one choice when I was in school buying lunch.br /
Christine/p

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