School Snacks [Nut-Free, Dairy-Free, Egg-Free]

This is a great post about sending snacks into school and the potential effects it has.

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Nut-Free, Dairy-Free, Egg-Free snacks Nut-Free, Dairy-Free, Egg-Free snacks from my home pantry

Savannah started preschool last week. We are very fortunate and excited that we found a school with a great food allergy policy. Some of the highlights include:

  • The school is completely nut-free.
  • Because of Savannah’s allergies, her classroom is also dairy and egg-free.
  • The teacher wears the students’ Epi-Pens at all times.
  • The school requested more than one week prior to the start of school to have Savannah’s Allergy Action Plan on file (rather than me requesting that they put it on file).
  • Savannah’s teacher called me personally, again prior to the first day of school, to discuss her allergies and any concerns, and to review a safe snack list for my approval.

In addition, she asked if I would provide an additional list of snacks that she can provide the other parents. I’ve included that list below.

As parents, we want…

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2 thoughts on “School Snacks [Nut-Free, Dairy-Free, Egg-Free]

  1. That being said- Nut free is one thing- but this is not a perfect world. Many children at that age are VERY picky eaters. That excludes
    any cheeses, dips (ranch) which are usually mayo based, yogurts and puddings. Parents do what ever it takes to get nutrition into those picky eaters and children eating disorders. For example, I had a child in pre-school who would only eat yogurt and pudding for 2 yrs. Those parents did everything possible to get the child do eat other things. Accommodating One for basically a vegan diet because of allergies
    For nuts and eggs is fine( because nuts can be air born) but dairy is going to far. In fairness to all children you have to put a limit on how far you can expect parents to go for 1 child and still put their own child’s needs and or beliefs at the top. Life is give and take, not all to onside or the other.

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    1. Hi Deb – I totally get your position, but in my position, I have to look at everything in the big picture way; that being said, safety has to and will always come first. Sure, I loved the homemade cupcakes that came in, but with today’s allergies, I would hate to be the one responsible for getting someone else sick.

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