safe snacks in school

Posted on: Sat, 02/04/2006 - 12:59pm
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Hey everyone,

My name is Stephanie, I'm new. I'm a school nurse (just started this job) and I got the ok from the principal to purchase some "safe" snacks to keep on hand in the health office...we have kids with peanut/tree nut/milk/egg allergies. No soy allergies. The teachers are diligent about giving me labels to check out before serving anything in the classroom, but since we've come across a few things that are definitely not safe, thus, weren't served, I thought it would be handy to keep some stuff on hand just in case. (This website has been a wonderful resource for me!) So...any suggestions on something easy for a snack I can purchase and keep in my office?

Posted on: Sat, 02/04/2006 - 5:01pm
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stephklem, welcome! [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/smile.gif[/img]
There is a Safe Snack and Lunch List posted under Schools but it only deals with PA/TNA, not EA and MA.
Don't know if it would be a start for you though and then perhaps some parents here who deal with EA and MA could help modify that list for you.
Best wishes! [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/smile.gif[/img]
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Posted on: Sat, 02/04/2006 - 9:55pm
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One of my PA sons favorite snacks at his school is little packs of sunflower seeds....the teacher keeps some extras onhand in case a questionable snack comes in, although our school has been very good with keeping things safe so far. there are only peanut, tree nut, banana , and strawberry allergies in his room. He also likes the little packs of dried apple, or apple chips. good luck! Jen

Posted on: Sun, 02/05/2006 - 11:10am
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It is hard to find individually wrapped safe sweet snacks to keep on hand. Enjoy Life Foods makes some cookie bars that will work if you can find them. Another option is small packs of mini-marshmallows...again, hard to find. Fruit snacks (gummies, roll-ups, etc.) are good, too. Pringles chips and Rold Gold pretzels come in serving-sized packages.

Posted on: Mon, 02/06/2006 - 1:31am
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Our school has a nutrition comittee and we encourage healthy snacks, such as, raisins, fig newtons,fresh fruit(apples, oranges last awhile in the regfrigerator, and can be sliced up for more than one child) Or carrot, celery sticks also last in the fridge.Vegetable crackers, yogurt tubes. They may cost a bit more, BUT are much healthier for the children and are peanut free.

Posted on: Sat, 02/04/2006 - 5:01pm
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stephklem, welcome! [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/smile.gif[/img]
There is a Safe Snack and Lunch List posted under Schools but it only deals with PA/TNA, not EA and MA.
Don't know if it would be a start for you though and then perhaps some parents here who deal with EA and MA could help modify that list for you.
Best wishes! [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/smile.gif[/img]
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"That was Polanski. Nicholson got his nose cut."

Posted on: Sat, 02/04/2006 - 9:55pm
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Joined: 09/20/2000 - 09:00

One of my PA sons favorite snacks at his school is little packs of sunflower seeds....the teacher keeps some extras onhand in case a questionable snack comes in, although our school has been very good with keeping things safe so far. there are only peanut, tree nut, banana , and strawberry allergies in his room. He also likes the little packs of dried apple, or apple chips. good luck! Jen

Posted on: Sun, 02/05/2006 - 11:10am
BS312's picture
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Joined: 09/05/2001 - 09:00

It is hard to find individually wrapped safe sweet snacks to keep on hand. Enjoy Life Foods makes some cookie bars that will work if you can find them. Another option is small packs of mini-marshmallows...again, hard to find. Fruit snacks (gummies, roll-ups, etc.) are good, too. Pringles chips and Rold Gold pretzels come in serving-sized packages.

Posted on: Mon, 02/06/2006 - 1:31am
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Joined: 05/12/2004 - 09:00

Our school has a nutrition comittee and we encourage healthy snacks, such as, raisins, fig newtons,fresh fruit(apples, oranges last awhile in the regfrigerator, and can be sliced up for more than one child) Or carrot, celery sticks also last in the fridge.Vegetable crackers, yogurt tubes. They may cost a bit more, BUT are much healthier for the children and are peanut free.

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