Who lets their kids eat jello? USA PA children, that is!

Posted on: Tue, 01/07/2003 - 12:17am
becca's picture
Joined: 05/22/2001 - 09:00

I knew my dd would be painting with jello at school today. I know she has tatsed it before and not had a problem. We do not use it at home. I also know she said, "Oooh, yucky!", when I mentioned they would be painting with it, and told her food is for eating, not playing, but if they were playing with it, it gets dirty and yucky form touching, and she should not eat it. She is squeamish and picky, and I am not really very worried about her eating it.

I did a search, and there is not a firm answer from Kraft, and some people do use this others do not.

I am just curious who does let their PA eat it, to put my mind to rest a bit that dd is playing with it today. Teacher did call, I advised her not to let dd eat it, and she will have her use a craft stick as well.

I know the issue is food in the class, but that is another thing. I am sticking it out, since the teacher does call me(if last minute), and do plan a meeting with the director before enrolling for another year here. thanks for the info! becca

Posted on: Tue, 01/07/2003 - 12:26am
anonymous's picture
Joined: 05/28/2009 - 16:42

My kids eat jell-o. No problems.
Painting with jell-o? That's a new one on me! That stuff probably stains something fierce!

Posted on: Tue, 01/07/2003 - 12:57am
erik's picture
Joined: 05/15/2001 - 09:00

Hi Becca,
I ate jello all the time when I was a kid and never had any problems. I still eat it occasionally.
I also ate a lot of it after my wisdom teeth were removed [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/smile.gif[/img] But I never painted with it.

Posted on: Tue, 01/07/2003 - 1:20am
Annshel's picture
Joined: 05/30/2002 - 09:00

Yes, Eric but our canadian jello is safe. Aren't we lucky!? [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/smile.gif[/img] Becca is from the USA.

Posted on: Tue, 01/07/2003 - 1:41am
erik's picture
Joined: 05/15/2001 - 09:00

Hi Becca and Annshel,
oooopss... I must be going senile as when I read the topic I didn't notice the "USA" part. So my posting won't be that helpful since I am in Canada.
Well, maybe Cindy can start a jello exchange someday? [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/wink.gif[/img]

Posted on: Tue, 01/07/2003 - 2:32am
Chicago's picture
Joined: 04/21/2001 - 09:00

No problems ever with jello.
I wonder if it "dries" after you paint with it? Or are they just using the jello powder with glue?

Posted on: Tue, 01/07/2003 - 2:38am
becca's picture
Joined: 05/22/2001 - 09:00

It must need to dry, as I saw no finished product, and my dd did say it was gooey, or icky or something when I asked her about it. She is 3, BTW, so I do not get alot of info! She is fine, and thanks so much for the replies. Just reassuring that others use it regularly and safely. becca

Posted on: Tue, 01/07/2003 - 3:53am
kelly01's picture
Joined: 03/19/2001 - 09:00

Hi Becaa:
My son with PA has eaten Jell-o brand jello many times with no problems. In preschool they painted with pudding & boy, was he a mess when he came home!!!
Hope this helps,

Posted on: Tue, 01/07/2003 - 4:05am
austin2001's picture
Joined: 05/03/2002 - 09:00

We eat the fruit jello.....no problems....I'm still leary about the pudding though.....emailed jello and never got a reply about the pudding....Does anyone know if it's safe??
BTW, I saw a recipe on the jello web site that showed you how to make colored pop corn with the jello.....I guess like the flavoed stuff sold in the mall?! haven't tried it yet since my ds is too young for popcorn!

Posted on: Tue, 01/07/2003 - 5:50am
erik's picture
Joined: 05/15/2001 - 09:00

This information is not 100% certified to be correct, but is only what I remember from my memory (which may not be that grrat)...
I remember hearing that the pudding should be free of peanuts. However, since Jello does make a "pistachio" flavour of instant pudding, if you have a pistachio nut allergy there could be a risk of cross-contamination.
In Canada, I believe the following are safe for PA individuals:
Jello refrigerated pudding cups (I received an email from Kraft Kitchens Canada that this was made in a peanut free plant)
Kozy Shack refrigerated pudding cups (I seem to remember seeing a posting that this was safe too)
If you do a search on "pudding" maybe you will find more links here at PA regarding pudding safety. [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/smile.gif[/img]

Posted on: Tue, 01/07/2003 - 6:53am
darthcleo's picture
Joined: 11/08/2000 - 09:00

Ever since I figured out how to make a homemade version of the pudding, I stopped even wondering if it was safe.
Too much sugar in the commercial one anyway ;-)


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