\"Safe snack list\" for preschool/school? Please share yours.

Posted on: Sat, 03/01/2003 - 12:15pm
marina_twinmom's picture
Joined: 09/06/2001 - 09:00

We found a preschool that's willing to send home a "safe snack list" of items that are safe for my peanut- and almond-allergic son to eat. Now, I just need to come up with a list. There are a few obvious things that my son already eats ... fresh fruit and veggies, plain large Ritz, goldfish crackers, Cheerios, General Mills and Betty Crocker things without "may contain" warnings, etc. But I obviously need to think of more things to include.

Several of you have mentioned handing out similar lists at your preschools. Would you possibly post your "safe snack lists" here to give me some ideas about what to include?


Posted on: Sat, 03/01/2003 - 1:16pm
anonymous's picture
Joined: 05/28/2009 - 16:42

I just finished one for Lindsey, here it is:
Fruits & vegetables first and foremost
Cheerios,Fruit Loops, Corn Pops, Kix
String Cheese
Fruit Cups
Cakes from Fry's Bakery Only (local)
Cupcakes (from Fry's/local)
Fruit Juice
(additional items: see parent)
I hope this helps

Posted on: Sat, 03/01/2003 - 1:19pm
marina_twinmom's picture
Joined: 09/06/2001 - 09:00

Thanks! [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/smile.gif[/img]
One more request (for those of you responding to my post in the future) ... please specify if your list is U.S.- or Canada-specific.

Posted on: Sat, 03/01/2003 - 1:27pm
anonymous's picture
Joined: 05/28/2009 - 16:42

OOPPS, Sorry, I just thought of that!
Lindsey's list is USA.
p.s.(Lindsey made me read the list I sent you so she could be sure I was giving you a "safe one").

Posted on: Wed, 03/05/2003 - 12:15pm
mharasym's picture
Joined: 04/20/2001 - 09:00

This probably isn't what you want to hear, but I wouldn't provide a list. The moment you publish it, it's obsolete! For instance Cheerios used to be safe, then they weren't , then they were, then they weren't and now, depending the "flavor" they are! Now grant it, those changes were over a span of 8 years, but still, change can happen over one day! Dad's cookies (some varieties) - they were safe, then weren't, and now are! Manufacturer's change their production lines, change packaging, add new products, delete old ones etc. all the time, so you NEVER really know if mentioning a brand or type of of product is safe. One "Animal Cracker cookie" may be safe, but others are not. Obviously things like fruit, veggies, etc. are safe to list, but as for other prepared foods - you may run into trouble. I prefer educating label reading. Give some examples of products that are currently safe (brand specific) and then also mention that labels should still be read!
Best of luck.

Posted on: Wed, 03/05/2003 - 12:36pm
marina_twinmom's picture
Joined: 09/06/2001 - 09:00

Unfortunately, if I don't provide a list, the parents are going to bring in whatever snacks they want, and most items will probably be unsafe. (They will bring whatever they want to anyway, but at least I'll be providing a list of items that are *probably* safe.)

Posted on: Fri, 04/04/2003 - 6:54am
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Posted on: Tue, 08/31/2004 - 12:26pm
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Joined: 09/05/2003 - 09:00


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