NEW YORK, Feb. 7, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — SnackSafely.com, publishers of the Safe Snack Guide – a resource used by thousands of schools and tens of thousands of parents nationwide – announces the launch of an exciting new program to introduce allergy-friendly alternatives to traditional foods often consumed in classrooms and cafeterias.
Conceived together with Enjoy Life Foods – the leading brand in the Free-From category – the program provides free samples, coupons, and offers for products delivered to teachers, school nurses, cafeteria planners, school and district administrators, and PTA representatives.
The program features products and offers from Enjoy Life’s robust allergy-friendly portfolio of cookies, snack bars, seed and fruit mixes, and more, as well as WOWBUTTER Safe-For-School Soybutter, MadeGood Granola Bars, and Skeeter Nut-Free Snacks. All are peanut and tree nut free and free of other common allergens depending on the product.
“An estimated 5.9 million children in the US are coping with food allergies, an average of two in every classroom,” says Dave Bloom, CEO of SnackSafely.com. “Many, my daughter included, have been excluded from participating in school activities because of their allergies. We’re excited to launch a program to introduce schools to allergy-friendly alternatives that can be enjoyed by a wider community of children.”
“At Enjoy Life Foods, inclusion is one of our core values, but we understand that navigating a special diet at school can be restrictive to children across the nation,” said Joel Warady, Chief Sales & Marketing Officer at Enjoy Life Foods. “That’s why we’re proud to partner with SnackSafely.com on this widespread program that not only makes safe allergy-friendly foods available for the growing number of kids with food allergies, but gives parents, teachers, and everyone that plays an integral role in our children’s education peace of mind.”
School/district employees and PTA representatives responsible for children with food allergies are encouraged to visit schoolsamples.snacksafely.com to learn more about the program and sign up.
Manufacturer participation in the program is limited to those that have been accepted to the SnackSafely.com Manufacturer Partnership by agreeing to disclose detailed information regarding the processing of 11 allergens during the manufacture of each of their products. Membership is free to companies of all sizes.
Note: These products may not be suitable for every child with food allergies. Always consult with the parent or caregiver before giving any food to a child with food allergies.
SnackSafely.com provides straightforward, actionable information to improve the lives of the 17 million Americans suffering with food allergies. We strive to eliminate anaphylaxis by leveraging our on-line properties to educate, advocate, and connect the allergic community with products and services that help toward achieving this goal.
The firm employs a proprietary platform designed to foster greater transparency in food manufacturing with regard to allergens. Manufacturers join the SnackSafely.com Manufacturer Partnership at no cost by disclosing how 11 allergens are processed during the manufacture of each product, and in return receive free listings in the Safe Snack Guide and Allergence – our allergen product screening service. All companies large and small are encouraged to join the Partnership, which currently comprises over 60 manufacturers. To learn more, visit us at snacksafely.com.
About Enjoy Life Foods
Enjoy Life Foods is the leading brand in the growing Free-From category, featuring a robust portfolio of Certified Gluten-Free and Non-GMO Project Verified products that are free-from the eight most common food allergens, identified as milk, eggs, fish, crustaceans, tree nuts, peanuts, wheat and soybeans. Founded with the goal to create great-tasting, allergy-friendly foods, the Enjoy Life line includes cookies, snack bars, chocolate bars, baking chocolate, baking mixes, seed and fruit mixes, plant-based protein-infused ProBurst Bites, and lentil-based chips called Plentils, all available in natural and conventional grocers and mass retailers throughout the United States and Canada. Enjoy Life’s mission and brand promise is to deliver safe, better-for-you products free-from the top eight food allergens, but not free-from taste so everyone can Enjoy Life to the Fullest! To learn more about Enjoy Life, visit www.enjoylifefoods.com, ‘Like’ us on Facebook, or follow us on Twitter or Instagram.
WOWBUTTER is the only peanut free & tree nut free spread with a taste & texture just like peanut butter that all kids already know & love! Taste testing has shown this #1 kid preferred peanut free spread successfully satisfies the taste needs and nutritional requirements at the same time. WOWBUTTER is nutritionally better than traditional peanut butter containing complete protein and is naturally a source of Omega-3. Awarded a prestigious National Parenting Product Award in 2016, WOWBUTTER is fast becoming a new food staple for schools, camps and daycares across the country! For more information, please visit www.WOWBUTTER.com or email us at email@example.com.
MadeGood® prides itself on providing families with a portable snack, packed with nutrition and flavor. The MadeGood Granola Minis and Granola Bars come in five delightful flavors and make the perfect anytime pick-me-up at school or on the go.
Made in a dedicated nut free facility, MadeGood products are free from the following eight common allergens: peanut, tree nuts, wheat, dairy, egg, soy, sesame, fish and shellfish, so parents and teachers don’t need to worry about serving or enjoying them. They are also organic, gluten-free, Non-GMO project verified and contain the nutrients in one full serving of vegetables. Visit us at madegoodfoods.com.
About Skeeter Nut-Free Snacks
Skeeter Snacks, LLC was founded by two best friends frustrated by the lack of great tasting and safe snacks for their nut allergic children. The company’s mission is to create products that are loved by all and help provide a safe and inclusive environment for people with nut allergies. Skeeter Nut Free offers delicious and wholesome peanut and tree nut free products that can be enjoyed with any meal or as a snack. All Skeeter Nut Free products are made in a dedicated nut free facility with an audited nut free supply chain and each production run is tested internally and by third parties before being released for distribution. Skeeter Nut Free products meet the nutritional requirements of the Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act for inclusion in school nutrition programs as a whole grain and are served in schools across the country. Skeeter Nut Free can also be purchased online, in retailers, and is offered as a complimentary snack on JetBlue Airways. For more information, please visit us at skeeternutfree.com/schools/ or on Facebook at www.facebook.com/skeeternutfree.
This is such a great idea for schools and other places. If I had a child in school with food allergies, I would be very concerned about what they could come in contact with. My son has a peanut, tree nut and dairy allergies which put him in ICU for 2 weeks.