What to send for a PA child?

Posted on: Mon, 01/08/2007 - 12:51pm
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My son has a birthday tomorrow and there is a child with a PA in the class (4th grade). I bought cupcakes to send thinking they would be fine. I just noticed (after I got home) that they were made on equipment that is used with peanuts. So what do I send for the child with the PA? My wife and I are thinking we will just buy the same thing for everyone in the class so as not to make the one child stand out. What are your thoughts? HELP! I'm not sure what to do!!

Posted on: Mon, 01/08/2007 - 1:19pm
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As a parent of a child with peanut and tree nut allergies, THANK YOU! How kind that you are trying to include this child.
Parents comfort zones are sometimes different, so I don't know if this child's parents would agree with what I consider safe, but I allow my daughter to have Rice Krispies treats (Kellogg's prepackaged ones).
If you can find them, PhillySwirl popsicles say "nut free" right on the package and they are peanut and tree nut free.
Also, Dare cookies are nut free. Just check the ingredient label and be sure it says "nut free" and that there are no nuts in the ingredients.
I'm hoping other people can give you more ideas as well. Those are the only ones I can think of off the top of my head.
Thanks again for doing this. Good luck--and Happy Birthday to your son! [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/smile.gif[/img]
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Posted on: Mon, 01/08/2007 - 1:30pm
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Great! Thanks so much for answering. After doing a little more homework online here's what we plan on doing.
We are going to get party bags and fill them with Dum Dums, Rice Krispie treats (prepackaged of course), tootsie rolls, tootsie roll pops, Starburst and a party favor toy or two. From the research I did those candies all appear to be safe. I will double check all bags BEFORE I buy to make sure they are all safe.
Oh, and I guess we'll have to eat all those cupcakes ourselves....
...Anyone know a good diet message board I can join? [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/wink.gif[/img]
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Posted on: Mon, 01/08/2007 - 1:33pm
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Posted on: Mon, 01/08/2007 - 1:36pm
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The school only allows store bought snacks. Which is odd considering the store bought ones still had a peanut warning on them. My heart goes out to anyone who has to deal with this on a daily basis. So many obstacles to overcome with a PA!

Posted on: Mon, 01/08/2007 - 1:37pm
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The goodie bags sound great.
If you made cupcakes, the child might not be able to have them. We don't let our daughter have anything that is made in another person's kitchen because the chance of cross contamination is too great.
The prepackaged stuff sounds much safer and you have chosen all the right namebrands (at least for my family's comfort zone. Love that tootsie company!)
You did a great job finding safe things for this child.
Enjoy the cupcakes!
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Posted on: Mon, 01/08/2007 - 8:50pm
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The only thing I really like is advanced warning--2 or 3 days. That way I have time to make my own cupcake for Ryan.
I wouldn't expect a parent to go out of their way to buy a specific product for my child, but if they were kind enough to think of him and insisted, then I would say a Phillyswirl product.
Either way works very well for me.

Posted on: Mon, 01/08/2007 - 10:35pm
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I think it's great that you took the time to include the child w/ PA!
Like others mentioned, we would not allow our child to eat homemade baked goods due possibility of x-cont. but the treat bags sound great!
We are so appreciative of people who send in wrapped items w/ ingredient labels.
Wish everyone we came across was as thoughtful as you have been [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/smile.gif[/img]
Edited to add: Samwise, Hope your child has a Happy Birthday!
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Posted on: Tue, 01/09/2007 - 12:29am
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Samwise -
If you're still around... THANK YOU!!! [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/smile.gif[/img]

Posted on: Tue, 01/09/2007 - 1:20am
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same here...THANKS!! I won't allow my son to have baked items either, you just never know(as I found when I went to buy a simple sugar cookie and Pilsbury had one but turned out to have macadamia, peanut and walnut flour in them...YIKES!!!)
Anyways, my kids just both had their b-days and wanted to bring treats to school. Since I have a rule of no homemade things, I thought I'd better bring something packaged...so I don't contradict myself(even though I would have made allergy free cupcakes)....anyways, the kids ended up picking Fruit By The Foot to take and share at snack time. I feel bad, what a nasty treat for a b-day, but they were both happy with the choice. In the past we've taken Gogurts(as long as no milk allergy) or little cups of icecream(read all lables).....but your goody bag sounds great!! Sure nice when someone is on our side for a change!!

Posted on: Tue, 01/09/2007 - 11:08pm
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Well, the party bags went over great! The kids ALL enjoyed them. Our daughter has a birthday in a few months and we will probably do the same thing for her.
By some of your comments, I take it you all have run across parents that don't really care if someone has a peanut allergy or not. Our motto: "Do onto to others as you would have them do onto you.". [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/cool.gif[/img]
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