Allergy-Friendly School Lunch Box Ideas (Video and Resources)

Kids With Food Allergies (KFA) hosted a webinar on September 22, 2015 about Allergy-Friendly School Lunch Box Ideas.


Registered dietitian Debra Indorato and blogger Keeley McGuire gave parents creative, nutritious and inspirational lunch ideas.

 

Here is the video recording of the webinar. We have also included a list of related resources.

 


Link to video on YouTube

 

Here are some of their kid-friendly tips:

  • Use a cookie cutter to make fun shapes in bread and fruit. (Cut before you fill the sandwich so there is not a gooey mess!)
  • Build lunches around a theme – superheroes, colors, letters.
  • Build your own “lunchables” - include finger foods and dips.
  • Get in fruits and vegetables through smoothies, dips and soups.
  • Save time - make extra for dinner and pack hearty lunches the night before while you clean up.


KFA thanks Debra and Keeley for donating their time to prepare and give this webinar. We also thank Mylan Specialty for sponsoring this webinar.

RESOURCES

KFA’s Safe Eats™ Recipes
Search for recipes without specific allergens. Browse through categories to find new ideas.


Kids With Food Allergies Support Forums
Join and post  for help with a recipe, for other cooking ideas, or ask about anything else!

Our Food and Cooking Blog
Check out our back-to-school lunch series: four weeks of tasty alternatives free of peanuts/tree nuts, milk, egg, and wheat! We also highlight recipes from our collection and feature guest food bloggers and chefs.

 

Choosing Safe Foods: How to Read Labels So You Can Avoid Food Allergens
Learn how to identify the foods you avoid. Use our "How to Read a Label Guides" for peanuts, tree nuts, milk, egg, wheat and soy.


Nutrition and Food Allergies
Balance your child’s diet if you are avoiding certain foods.

Anaphylaxis: Severe Allergic Reactions
A guide to understanding anaphylaxis or a serious allergic reaction. Take all allergic symptoms seriously! Both mild and severe symptoms can lead to anaphylaxis.


OTHER RESOURCES (Leave the KFA website)

 

Allergy Friendly Fun Lunch Boxes

Keeley McGuire shares recipes and lunchbox ideas as well as product finds.

School Meals That Rock
A school nutrition blog by author and educator Dayle Hayes, MS, RD.

RELATED WEBINARS

Nutrition and Food Safety for Students with Food Allergies (August 2013)
School nutrition expert, author and speaker Dayle Hayes, MS, RD and Debra Indorato, RD, LDN, discuss school meal regulations for students with food allergies, current thinking about food allergies in schools, and more.

Pantry Solutions Without Milk, Eggs, Soy, Wheat, Gluten or Nuts (June 2015)
Cookbook author Colette Martin shows how to create allergen-free replacements for common pantry items.

Baking Without Allergens (November 2012)

Colette Martin shares tips on using substitutes to bake without milk, eggs, soy, wheat, gluten and nuts.

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Food Allergy Myths and Facts
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with Dr. David R. Stukus
Nationwide Children’s Hospital, Columbus, Ohio
Chair of the Food Allergy and Anaphylaxis subcommittee
of the Medical Scientific Council of the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America.


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