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Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Tuesday Tips: Peanut Free Foods

Dealing with food allergies extends beyond the home and it effects you even if your child does not have a food allergy.
At many schools they have adopted a "Peanut Free" policy where no peanut products are allowed to be brought into the school.
Even if they don't have this policy most schools have a "Peanut Free' table in the lunch room.
The Stafford Conway School if Fredericksburg, VA provides their parents with a list of Peanut Free foods to ensure that they know what to bring.
It's a great resource.

Please avoid snacks that contain peanuts, peanut flour, peanut oil, or peanut butter or other nuts. This includessnacks with almonds, coconuts, filberts, Brazil nuts, cashews, hazelnuts, macadamia nut, pecans, pine nuts,pistachios, and walnuts.
Please note: Food labels/ingredients may change over time, so it is always recommended that you read thelabel before purchasing snacks. Please read labels carefully to make sure the products are nut free. This includeslabels that read “May contain traces of peanuts/nuts.”
Quick check brands: Kellogg’s, Keebler, General Mills, Betty Crocker, and Quaker Oats brands are excellent at calling out allergens in a box:
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• Any fresh fruit (apples, oranges, bananas, grapes, pears, plums, clementines, strawberries, melons,
berries, etc.)
• Applesauce cups (and assorted variety fruit flavored applesauce)
• Raisins, Craisins, and other dried fruits
• Fruit cups (peaches, pears, oranges, pineapple, fruit cocktail, fruit blends, etc.)
• Fresh vegetables (baby carrots, celery sticks, grape tomatoes, cucumber slices, broccoli, pepper strips,
• Vegetable dips
• Yogurt in individual cups or tubes
• Pudding in individual cups, cans, or tubes
• String cheese or other cheeses (1 oz.)
• Drinkable yogurt or smoothies
• Cottage cheese
• Kraft Handi-snacks with cheese (with red sticks) **Be careful with any other type of pre-packaged
cheese & cracker sandwiches, most contain nuts/traces of nuts
• Crackers
- Triscuits, Wheat Thins, Vegetable Thins (all flavors)
- Ritz crackers/dinosaurs/sticks (NOT Ritz bits or sandwiches)
- Town House, Club, Toasteds crackers
- Cheez-Its, Cheese Nips, Better Cheddars
- Saltines, Oyster crackers
- Wheatables, Air Crisps, Munch’ems, Keebler Snack Stix
- Kashi Tasty Little Crackers (TLC)
- Breton/Dare brand crackers
- Goldfish crackers
• Graham crackers, Graham cracker sticks
• Teddy Grahams or Teddy Graham character brands
• Bug Bites crackers
• Goldfish graham snacks
• Animal crackers (Austin Zoo, Barnum)
• Vanilla wafers
• Cereals
- Cheerios (NOT Honey Nut or Frosted)
- Chex (Rice, Corn, Wheat)
- Cinnamon Toast Crunch
- Corn Flakes
- Crispix
Updated 5/28/07
- Frosted Mini-Wheats
- Kashi (Go Lean Crunch, Good Friends, Cinnamon Raisin Crunch, Heart to Heart) cereals
- Kix
- Life (NOT Vanilla Yogurt Crunch)
- Wheaties
- Other unsweetened cereal without nuts
• Small bagels (Lenders or Thomas brand) with cream cheese (no nut type)
• Popcorn
• Pretzels (most all brands, but some Snyder’s products not peanut/nut free)
• Nutrigrain cereal bars / yogurt bars
• Special K Bars (NOT Honey Nut)
• Special K Snack Bites
• Fig Newtons (all flavors)
• Rice cakes (NOT Quaker brand, not nut free)
• Quaker Quakes (mini rice cakes) / Mini Delights (all flavors safe)
• Potato Soy Crisps
• Cheez-It Party Mix / Munchie Party Mixes **Have not found any other brands of Chex type mixes to be
peanut/nut safe
• Hostess cupcakes
• Hostess Twinkies, Ho Hos, Ding Dongs
• Kellogg’s brand Rice Krispie Treats (original)
• Oreos (regular, Golden, or Minis)
• Keebler Fudge Stripes, Fudge Grahams, Grasshopper Fudge Mint, E.L. Fudge sandwich cookies (original
and double stuffed)
• Gripz Chips Ahoy
• Any Dare Brand cookies (Hiller’s carries)
• Krispy Kreme donuts/donut holes
• Mini Donuts/Donut holes – Kroger brand (powdered sugar, glazed, plain, cinnamon sugar)
• Hostess brand (powder, frosted)
• Muffins – mini or regular – Hostess and Kroger brands (any kind but banana nut)
• Bugels
• Cheetos
• Doritos
• Fritos
• Potato chips
• Pringles
• Sun Chips
• Tostitos
• Popsicles
• Whole fruit bars
• Juice bars
• Fruit ice / Icee squeeze up tubes
• Orange push-ups
• Breyer’s Vanilla ice cream
• Kroger brand – ice cream sandwiches, strawberry shortcake bars, sundae cups
• Fruit snacks (twists, gushers, roll-ups, etc.)
• Pop Tarts
• Pop Tart Snack Sticks
• Yogos / Yogos Rolls
**Most other brands of granola bars contain peanuts/nuts or
contain traces of peanuts/nuts
Updated 5/28/07
• Sweetened Cereals: Corn Pops, Froot Loops, Captain Crunch (regular), Apple Jacks
• Air Heads
• Blow pops
• Dum-Dum suckers
• Gummy bears / worms
• Hersey Kisses – Milk Chocolate
• Hersey Kissables
• Jolly Ranchers
• Junior Mints
• Laffy Taffy
• Life Savers (hard and gummy)
• Mike & Ike’s
• Milk Duds
• Necco Sweethearts boxes (candy hearts)
• Nerds
• Pixie Sticks
• Ring Pops
• Rolos
• Runts
• Sixlets
• Skittles
• Smarties
• Spree
• Starburst
• Swedish Fish
• Sweet Tarts (regular and chewy)
• Tootsie Rolls
• Tootsie Roll Pops
• Twizzlers licorice
• Whoppers


Anonymous May 11, 2010 at 3:38 PM  

Hey Great list of peanut free foods!
Kinnikinnick is also a great company for Gluten-free Nut-free baked goods!

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