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It’s that time of year again! The 2014 Holiday Edition of the Safe Snack Guide has arrived just in time for your Hanukkah, Christmas, and New Year’s Celebrations! This edition features a full page dedicated to peanut, tree nut and egg-free holiday-themed goodies to help you celebrate while accommodating those with life-threatening food allergies.

By restricting foods served at your classroom celebrations and holiday parties to products listed in the Guide, you avoid introducing these allergens which can cause contact reactions in children allergic to them. This is a great way of accommodating – not excluding – children with severe allergies to these foods. (We stress that the parents must always be the final arbiters of food given to a child with food allergies!)

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As the start of the school year approaches, we receive many inquiries about the Safe Snack Guide from parents, teachers, school nurses and PTA organizations as they search for solutions to help implement nut-free classroom policies.

Here follows a collection of the most frequently asked questions complete with answers.

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It’s  time for parents, teachers, school nurses, administrators and PTA organizations to begin planning for the upcoming school year. As more and more school districts adopt policies to better manage allergens in the classroom, they need reliable tools to help simplify and streamline the process for parents and teachers alike.

The Safe Snack Guide provides the foundation for any nut-exclusion program. From snacks to peanut butter alternatives, the Guide provides an easy way to steer parents toward safer alternatives.

Click here for a full-page flyer describing the Guide and use it to begin the conversation at your child’s school.

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Pumpkin-250x250Please take a few minutes to read about the many additions and changes in this edition of the Safe Snack Guide.

Halloween 2013 Edition!

In addition to our usual goodies, you’ll find a whole page of Halloween treats – perfect for trick-or-treat or nut-free classroom celebrations. New this year, we provide size/packaging information and indicate whether the items are individually wrapped!

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Nut Free Classroom Flyer
We’ve received many requests for notice flyers to help schools enforce their respective allergen exclusion policies and we’re more than happy to help.

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Please note that we’ve added a number of products to the Safe Snack Guide in the following categories:

  • Candy
  • Pretzels
  • Potato Chips
  • Cheese Snacks

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Please note that we have removed the following items from our Safe Snack Guide due to manufacturing, labeling, or disclosure changes:

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The day has finally arrived: It’s time to register your child with food allergies for kindergarten! Typical parents experience a plethora of emotions during this time including a dose of anxiety; they worry whether their children will adjust quickly, make new friends easily and like their teacher. As a parent of a child with severe food allergies you experience all these worries too, but your anxiety runs exponentially deeper: Will my child be safe? Will she suffer an episode of anaphylaxis as a result of accidental contact with an allergen? Will the staff know how to use her Epi-pen in an emergency? Will her life be threatened?

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