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What snacks are good for kids with peanut allergies?

I need to provide snacks for my ds basketball team,2 with severe peanut allergies.


Asked by sarah389 at 12:49 PM on May. 6, 2011 in Kids' Health

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  • There are lots of options but you should read the allergy labeling on packages to verify safety as manufacturing practices can change at any time and what seems "safe" may not be because of cross contamination worries. For example, prepackaged spreadable cheese and cracker are typically not a safe option for peanut allergic kids avoiding items with a 'may contains' type warning.

    Snacks my PA daughter eats:
    - Fruit snacks / fruit roll-ups
    - Fruit
    - Pretzels from Utz and Rold Gold. Note: Synder Pretzels are NOT safe
    - Chip type snacks like potato chips, Fritos, etc. Some of the SunChips are not safe. Verify on packaging.
    - Popcorn
    - Rice Crispy Treats - verify on package as some sizes and specialty flavors are not safe. The new Pebbles bars are not safe, for ex.
    - Entemann's Pop 'Ems
    - Ice pops
    - Cheese-Its
    - Goldfish Crackers
    - Yogurt (but yogurts that come with "mix-ins" are often not safe. Verify)

    Answer by ldmrmom at 1:51 PM on May. 6, 2011

  • celery or carrots with ranch dressing. Put in in a little cup for dipping.

    Answer by KoolMom617 at 12:52 PM on May. 6, 2011

  • mine like those crackers n' cheese dips..

    Answer by steph_twins at 12:51 PM on May. 6, 2011

  • Fresh fruits and vegetables, yogurt, cheese and crackers.

    Answer by other_mother at 12:59 PM on May. 6, 2011

  • rice krispies treats, apple slices, grapes

    Answer by Luna_Solimar at 1:05 PM on May. 6, 2011

  • - Annie's Cheddar Bunnies
    - Some brands of Animal crackers
    - Some brands of Graham crackers. I think the Scooby Doo grahams were safe last I checked.

    Like I said, it's wise to double check the labeling. To do so, look for the nutritional information on the packaging. If one of the top 8 allergens (peanut, tree nut, milk, soy, shellfish, fish, wheat, egg) are included in the recipe, it needs to be clearly stated in the ingredient list either with bolded type face or called out after terms like "Allergy Warning:" or "Includes." Not mandated but often included is a 'may contains' clause after the ingredients which indicates the product has a 10% chance of having high enough trace levels of the listed allergens to trigger a reaction. It could be "May contain" or "This product manufactured in a facility that also manufactures...." or "processed in a facility that also..." Ask if the kids also avoid tree nuts. Many PA kids do.

    Answer by ldmrmom at 1:57 PM on May. 6, 2011

  • Apples, Oranges, mini carrots, goldfish crackers, grapes.

    Answer by Samanthamommy at 3:01 PM on May. 6, 2011

  • Fruitss, cheese sticks, fruit roll ups,

    Answer by KamiB79 at 3:50 PM on May. 6, 2011

  • Tortillas and cheese, fruit, yogurt, veggies and dip.

    Answer by cleanaturalady at 7:27 PM on May. 6, 2011

  • chips, raw veggies and dip

    Answer by elasmimi at 7:25 AM on May. 7, 2011

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