Snack Guidelines


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Stone School Snack Policy

SSCP is a nut-free school.  As nut allergies are life threatening and all 4 of our classes share the same spaces, we have devised a safe snack list to help ensure the safety of our allergic students.  Please refer to the following list when choosing a snack to bring into class.  You may bring in items that are not on this list as well, but please read the label carefully and bring in unopened packages of food in the original packaging so that the teacher can also double-check the label. Items must not contain any nuts, and they also must not be “processed on equipment that also processes peanuts and tree nuts” – please check labels closely to be sure the food(s) you bring in do not have this warning. Items or ingredients from bulk sections of grocery stores (like Lucky’s Market) are also not safe, as the scoops are shared with nut-containing items.

 

Since things (at the food companies) can change we are still asking families of children with nut allergies to send in their own snack.  If a child has allergies to the items on our safe snack list, their family should consider sending in their child’s daily snack also.  Birthdays will be listed on the assist schedule so that parents will know when to send in a birthday type treat for their child with allergies.  If assist schedules are changed, affecting when birthday snacks will be served, please let the families in the class know.

*** GROCERY STORE CUPCAKES ARE NOT NUT SAFE.*** If you wish to bring in a sweet treat for your child’s birthday, consider something like store-bought cookies (not from the bakery, generally) or popsicles (in warmer months). Lofthouse cookies are often sold in the bakery section of local stores and are nut-free. Five Monkeys Bakery (https://www.facebook.com/Five-Monkeys-Bakery-391617961006488/) is a local source of special nut-free cookies. You may bring in a homemade treat, but please check every ingredient – even the sprinkles! – to be sure it is nut-safe. Use unopened packages of ingredients – e.g. a new stick of butter – to avoid any cross-contamination.

 

Please remember when serving nut products to your child prior to school to make sure they thoroughly wash their hands and face afterwards.

 

For a good resource to learn more about allergies and food labeling visit www.faan.org

Tips for Avoiding Peanuts and Tree Nuts (walnuts, pecans, etc.)

When Grocery Shopping

  •  Never assume that a food is free of allergic ingredients.
  •  When buying pre-packaged, prepared foods, read labels carefully every time you shop. Ingredients often change without warning – a product that was safe last week may not be safe this week.
  • Avoid any products that do not carry a complete list of ingredients. For example, bulk foods and goods from bakeries do not have ingredient lists because these foods are not pre-packaged.
  • Avoid imported food with foreign language ingredient lists.
  • You might find the disclaimer “may contain trace amounts of peanuts or nuts” on some processed foods. This means that the manufacturer is not 100% sure that the product is peanut-free. These foods are not safe for nut/peanut allergic individuals.
  • Have a pad and pen with you when you shop. If you have a question about a product, record the product name and the manufacturers phone number or address. Contact the manufacturer when you get home and ask whether the product contains any of the peanut containing ingredients.

 

 

FOODS/INGREDIENTS TO AVOID

These products contain peanuts, are ingredients made from peanuts, or are foods which are likely to contain peanuts or peanut ingredients.  Please read ingredient labels carefully.

peanuts                peanut protein                hydrolyzed peanut protein

peanut butter        peanut flour                    peanut oil

mandelona nuts*  peanut meal                   ground nuts

peanut sauce        mixed nuts                     goober nuts or goober peas

satay sauce          beer nuts                        vegetable / almond paste

arachis oil             candy/chocolate             baked goods / desserts

crackers               cereals                           Chinese or Thai food

potato chips         frozen desserts

 

 

Vegetable protein and vegetable oil could contain peanut protein or oil, unless another source is identified such as corn, soy, cottonseed, etc.  Canola Oil is safe.

 

*mandelona nuts are peanuts which have been deflavored, reflavored, pressed and sold as almonds, walnuts or other nuts. (Brand name – “Nu-Nuts”)

 

Additional Notes

  • Arachis oil is peanut oil
  • Experts advise patients allergic to peanuts to avoid tree nuts as well
  • Sunflower seeds are often produced on equipment shared with peanuts
  • Avoid nut extracts artificially
  • Tree nuts are used in many foods, including barbeque sauce, cereals, crackers and ice cream

 

 

STONE SCHOOL SAFE SNACKS LIST

Crackers

– graham crackers (check the label on the box to be sure

– Pepperidge Farms Goldfish Crackers (plain, cheddar cheese, and whole wheat)

www.pepperidgefarm.com 1-800-762-8301

– Nabisco Saltines – www.nabiscoworld.com 1-800-622-4726

-Nabisco Wheat Thins – www.nabiscoworld.com 1-800-622-4726

-Keebler Club crackers – www2.kelloggs.com 1-800-962-1413

-Keebler graham crackers – www2.kelloggs.com 1-800-962-1413

-Keebler townhouse crackers – www2.kelloggs.com 1-800-962-1413

-Nabisco Triscuits – www.nabiscoworld.com 1-800-622-4726

-Sunshine Cheez Itz – www2.kelloggs.com 1-800-962-1413

– Kashi TLC Crackers, any flavor – www.kashi.com 1-858-274-8870

 

Pretzels

-Most brands are safe.  Please read label for peanut/ nut ingredients or shared equipment warning.

 

Fruits and Veggies

-all are fine

– raisins- unless they come from bulk food sections

-most fruit leathers, roll- ups and fruit snacks

 

Popcorn

-Orville Redenbacher’s Microwave Popcorn www.orville.com 1-800-243-0303

-Pop Secret Microwave Popcorn general mills 1-800-328-1144 www.generalmills.com

-Homemade – not cooked in peanut oil (use unopened butter for flavoring to avoid   cross contamination with nut butters)

 

Chips/snack foods

-Robert’s American Gourmet: Pirate’s Booty, Veggie Booty, Tings, Smart Puffs, Soy          Crisps www.robscape.com 1-(800) 626-7557

-Kellogg’s rice Krispies treats (plain and strawberry) www2.kelloggs.com 1-800-962-1413

-Kelloggs’ Nutrigrain cereal and yogurt bars (NOT fruit& nut varieties)

-Calbee snapea crisps http://www.calbeeamerica.com

-Most corn chips

-Buckaneer Joe’s Unburied Treasure White Cheddar Corn Puffs Trader Joe’s

 

Cheese

-String Cheese

-Cheese Slices

-Cheese cubes

-Cheese shapes

 

Yogurt

-Most yogurts are safe.  Please refrain from any with toppings as they may contain nuts.

 

Cereal

– Chex cereals – rice, corn, wheat -General Mills 1-800-328-1144        www.generalmills.com

– Cheerios (plain) – General Mills 1-800-328-1144 www.generalmills.com

-Kix general Mills 1-800-328-1144 www.generalmills.com

-Kelloggs cornflakes www2.kelloggs.com 1-800-962-1413

-Kelloggs rice Krispies www2.kelloggs.com 1-800-962-1413

 

Beverages

-milk

-100% fruit juice

 

Birthday Treats

Homemade items that follow the guidelines set forth in the Snack Policy are also permitted.

 

Cake Mixes

Please read label for peanut/ nut ingredients or shared equipment warning

Cherrybrook Kitchen www.cherrybrookkitchen.com 1-866-I-LUV-CBK

-Namaste www.namastefoods.com

-Betty Crocker www.bettycrocker.com 1-800-328-6787

-Pillsbury 1-800-775-4777

-Trader Joe’s gluten free brownie mix

 

Frosting

Please read label for peanut/ nut ingredients or shared equipment warning

Cherrybrook Kitchen www.cherrybrookkitchen.com 1-866-I-LUV-CBK

-Namaste www.namastefoods.com

-Betty Crocker www.bettycrocker.com 1-800-328-6787

-Pillsbury 1-800-775-4777

 

Muffin Mixes

Jiffy Mix mixes – check labels to be sure the mix you choose is safe

Duncan Hines mixes are processed on the same lines as nuts.  These mixes are UNSAFE!

 

Companies that use nut-free environments

-Enjoy Life

-Chebe

-Cherrybrook kitchen

-Namaste

 

~*RECIPE*~

Homemade chocolate cake/cupcake recipe

3 cups all-purpose flour

2 cups sugar

1/3 cup cocoa

2 teaspoons baking soda

1 teaspoon salt

2 cups water

3/4 cup vegetable oil

2 teaspoons vanilla

2 teaspoons vinegar

 

In a mixing bowl, combine the first five ingredients.  Add the water, oil, vanilla and vinegar; mix well (batter will be thin).  Pour into a greased 13 x 9 inch baking pan.  Bake at 350*F for 25-30 minutes or until a toothpick inserted near the center comes out clean.  Cool completely.    (Cupcakes should bake for 15-20 minutes.)