Cheese and crackers

Posted on: Sun, 10/14/2001 - 11:48am
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I would like to give my son some variety for snack for school. (5yrs. old.) He saw some kids have the cheese & crackers in school. I think Kraft puts it out. It has soft cheese and some cracker sticks. I called the company and they said it is safe. Does anyone have any input on this?? Any suggestions?? Thanks to all who can help!

Posted on: Mon, 10/15/2001 - 2:54am
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Every once in a while I check out the ingredient list on these things and say, "Wow!" For me this is a comfort zone issue as well as a nutritional one. I've read those things are loaded with sodium too. I won't buy them for my family because:
A. They're actually expensive.
B. Too much salt.
C. The ingredient list is too long for my comfort level.
Have you tried you're child's favorite crackers and cut up pieces of their favorite cheese? So far my kids swear by these, just as long as I put the cheese in separately in their lunch container. If I assemble the cracker/cheese sandwiches in the morning, the crackers absorb the moisture and aren't cruncy when it's lunchtime. I don't know if this helps you, but it has worked out as an acceptable alternative for my family.

Posted on: Mon, 10/15/2001 - 2:56am
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Cruncy?!? Hmmmm.... I'm meant crunchy.

Posted on: Mon, 10/15/2001 - 11:16am
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How about something fun like crackers and "string cheese". Too bad my son won't eat them, but they are individually wrapped (I think Polly-O makes them) and great for a packable school snack. I have also seen packages of cheese "cubes". Sometimes changing the shape of things works for kids.

Posted on: Mon, 10/15/2001 - 11:38am
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sorry, duplicate post...
[This message has been edited by SF (edited October 15, 2001).]

Posted on: Mon, 10/15/2001 - 2:12pm
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It sounds like you're talking about Handi (sic) Snacks (or perhaps even "Snax" lol). My son likes them because he can spread the cheese on the crackers with that tiny plastic spreader. I used to Inhale those things when I was a kid. They are definitely not a healthful item, but I gave it to him as a treat. I stopped buying them, however, because I think the same company also makes Handi Snacks with peanut butter and jelly instead of the cheese. I never looked into it, but I suppose I should-if nothing else than to ease my conscience.
Jennifer

Posted on: Tue, 10/16/2001 - 2:08pm
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My daughter eats them regularly and really enjoys them. I have to admit that I don't worry too much about the "junk" in foods these days; just as long as there's no nuts or peanuts!!! I am glad that there are still some safe packaged foods around. I like for Leah to feel like a normal kid who can eat normal kid foods whenever possible. JMHO [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/smile.gif[/img] Miriam

Posted on: Wed, 10/17/2001 - 5:55am
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California Mom, what brand do you buy? I often look at these for my son, but have hesitated to buy them. They may be "junk food" but they have to be better than the chips he's eating these days.

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