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According to the American Academy of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology, “Food used in lesson plans for math or science, crafts, and cooking classes may need to be substituted depending on the allergies of the students.”

The guide below contains a list of some unexpected places you can find common food allergens, along with precautions and alternatives you can use.

Please note that this is not a complete list. It is a general guide only and does not include every potential food allergen. Please verify all ingredients yourself by contacting the manufacturers as ingredients may change.

Potential Food Allergens in Preschool, School, Camp Activities


Allergens in Crafts

Originally published September 2013, updated August 2017


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This post and all the comments are one of the reasons that KFA has been voted as a TopRated Nonprofit.  We are so fortunate for all that you provide and I endeavor to spread the word to help all families with food allergies.  We are in this together. Already airlines have made changes since we flew to CA last summer - Delta was quite accommodating to let up pre-board and wipe down our seating area but United gave us a slight hassle until I spoke with a supervisor.  It is heartening to learn others positive experiences.


Welcome JWalker2!  We are glad you found us.  


This list is a great thing for teachers.  I always share a copy with my son's teachers and I supply a copy for his 504 plan.  Teachers are always amazed at the places where food can hide!


Be sure and join us over on the Babies, Toddlers & Preschoolers forum.  http://community.kidswithfooda...oddlers_preschoolers


I am a teacher and have NEVER thought about this until now.  My 20 month old has severe egg allergies so researching allergy information has become my new habit.  I have printed this list and will share it with his teachers and keep one for my own classroom.


May I post this guide on my blog or would you prefer I post the link?  I want to spread the word about your organization as well as inform people directly because I have met so many people who seem to feel as if they have to reinvent the wheel of resources.  Thank you for creating these lists.


 Sharon!  We are glad you found us!!


You will find more suggestions for bread on our forums.  I posted your question on our main support forum so you can find more suggestions.  Here is a link to the post.  Feel free to post and introduce yourself.    http://community.kidswithfooda...eggs-milk-andamp-soy


I believe EnerG makes bread free of your dd's allergens.  I have heard good things about the tapioca bread & the rice bread.  





Hello, I am new to the group and I am helping my little girl who is 6 yrs old.  Who has allergies to the following Eggs-Cow Milk- Soy-Wheat.  does anybody have any suggestions about what bread she may have and where to find this! Thank You!!  


Hi samuriah!  Welcome to KFA!  We are glad you found us.


Be sure and join us over on the Babies, Toddlers & Preschoolers forum.  You will find loads of advice & support.  Here is the link: http://community.kidswithfooda...oddlers_preschoolers


Are you looking for recipes?  There are a bunch of recipes here: http://community.kidswithfooda...od-nutrition-recipes   and here: http://www.kidswithfoodallergi...allergy_recipes.html


Let us know if you are looking for anything specific!  


Nice list.  However, as a mom of a child with a soy allergy, the recipes should note that most margarines and "vegetable" oils today contain soy, which should be taken in to account if the child in question has a soy allergy. 

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