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

Kids With Food Allergies ·
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.  ...
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Back-to-School: A Week of Egg-Free Lunch Box Ideas

KFA Food Bloggers ·
Check any lunch box and you will find egg-laden baked goods and mayo on sandwiches and salads. Avoiding eggs doesn't have to mean dry sandwiches! Don't pack another boring egg-free lunch until you check out our yummy ideas!   Photo credit:...
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Back-to-School: A Week of Milk-Free Alternatives for Lunch

KFA Food Bloggers ·
Milk products, especially yogurt, cheese and cream cheese, seem to be lunch box staples. Packing a fun and healthy lunch without them can be a challenge.  This week of milk-free lunch box alternatives is the answer to boring lunches.  ...
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Back-to-School: A Week of PB&J Alternatives for Lunch

KFA Food Bloggers ·
Kids want a fun and tasty lunch. Parents want a safe and healthy lunch their kids will actually eat. With peanut and other food allergies on the rise, more families are looking for alternatives to the traditional PB&J. This week of peanut-free lunch box options is sure to satisfy kids and their parents. Monday : Cheese and pear sandwich spread lightly toasted bread with a thin layer of honey mustard, top with a slice of cheese and thinly sliced pear. Pack...
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Back-to-School: A Week of Wheat-Free Alternatives for Lunch

KFA Food Bloggers ·
Sandwiches are often a go-to lunch option - unless you have to avoid wheat or gluten. Wheat-free does not have to mean the end of tasty lunches.  It just means you have to get a little more creative.  Try our wheat- and gluten-free twists on...
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Chef Luca's Roasted Chicken Lunch Box Special

KFA Food Bloggers ·
# ChallengeChefLuca   Chef Luca's Allergy-Friendly Lunch Box Special: Chicken Salad, Carrot Salad and Fresh Berries   Milk-Free • Soy-Free • Egg-Free • Wheat-Free Peanut-Free • Tree Nut-Free • Shellfish-Free •...
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Free Webinar: Allergy-Friendly School Lunch Box Ideas

Kids With Food Allergies ·
  RSVP:     Reserve your seat by registering   WHEN:  Tuesday, September 22, 2015   TIME:    1 PM – 2 PM Eastern time   WHERE:  Your computer, iOS or Android device   If you have a child...
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Proposed SNAP Food Boxes Could Create Challenges for Families With Food Allergies

Kids With Food Allergies ·
As part of a budget plan for 2019, the White House is proposing cutting the value of these cards in half. They want to replace the other half with what it calls “America’s Harvest Box.” This box would have “100 percent U.S. grown and produced food,” made up of staple food items.
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Milk Allergy Alert - Yummy Brand Breaded Chicken Products

KFA Food Alerts ·
Maxi Canada, Inc. Recalls Breaded Chicken Products Due To Misbranding and Undeclared Allergens Class I Recall Release: 077-2017 Health Risk: High Date: June 24, 2017 En Español Congressional and Public Affairs Sarah R. Lichtman (202) 720-9113 Press@fsis.usda.gov WASHINGTON, June 24, 2017 – Maxi Canada, Inc., a Quebec, Canada establishment, is recalling an undetermined amount of breaded chicken products due to misbranding and undeclared allergens, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food...
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Re: Back-to-School: A Week of PB&J Alternatives for Lunch

Dinamet7 ·
There's a few Instagram accounts that post nut free lunches for inspiration too. Check out @allergybento on Instagram or the hashtag #nutfree and #allergyfriendly for ideas.
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mistysue ·
You are "kids with food allergies" not "kids with nut allergies" it would be cool if you posted items that steer clear of most top allergens or at least the most common childhood allergens.
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Jen ·
Misty - this particular blog post was about pb&j options since pb&j is often a popular thing to pack for school lunches and it is also quite messy! We have had posts in the past about all kinds of options for various allergies. For more ideas, check out our recipe database - http://www.kidswithfoodallergi...ge/recipes-diet.aspx
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mistysue ·
Yes, it was about PB&J but "no PB- take a bunch of cheese and dairy" is a constant thing. It's advice everywhere and always frustrating. Parents share things like this and everybody proudly shows up PB free but still deadly to kids with the most common childhood allergen. I know you do a lot of other posts with things, I appreciate this site and didn't mean it to be ungrateful. It would just be nice if the back to school "don't do nuts" posts were chosen to be lighter on other common...
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Jen ·
Fair enough. . I encourage you to post on our support forums. Let us know about your challenges with school, etc. https://community.kidswithfood...l_and_food_allergies
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Kathy P ·
Thank you for that feedback @mistysue . It can be very frustrating when the focus is on peanuts, but your kids are allergic to other things that are common as well. That used to frustrate me when my kids were younger - we had to avoid peanuts in their classroom, but all the alternatives were issues for my kids (dairy, egg, corn). We strive to make our food and recipe blogs accessible to everyone, but that's not always possible. For instance, top-8 free recipes are not always useful for those...
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mistysue ·
@Kathy P I always appreciate education or even mentioning common allergens. I've had a number of allergy free families point out to me that their dairy item or egg item is nut free. I've had people insist items are "safe" to my son when they contain 2 or 3 of his allergens. My son is top 8 except finned fish plus some so it's an endless conversation with people who are trying to be considerate and honestly don't understand that allergies outside of nuts can be dangerous. The constant focus...
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Kathy P ·
Thanks for the feedback - I can totally understand about the subtle language. So sorry to hear about the recent reactions. How are you holding up after that? How is your son doing? It can take time to "decompress" and get back to "normal" again after a reaction. And even harder after 2 in succession. We have an After the Epi where members can share their story and get support from others who have been there.
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Monster Mom ·
DS has ana dairy and a few others, plus a few other allergic conditions that complicate reactions- I hear you on the "nut" focus, when a split cup of milk, or smear of ice cream, or infants with milk bottles would give me a heart attack. I get that feeling from dealing with allergies in general- that everyone is so in tune with nuts. I hope you'll stick around for the forum support- it's unbeatable- and many of us have a top 8 plus more to avoid- in ourselves as well as children.
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Re: Mini Inclusive "Cakes"

Momofthree ·
Love it!
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Jen ·
Beautiful!
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Re: Proposed SNAP Food Boxes Could Create Challenges for Families With Food Allergies

Kids With Food Allergies ·
Even though the link in the blog post refers to adults without dependents and does not mention the Harvest Box, this is the correct link to send comments to the USDA about this program. Click the green "Submit a formal comment" button at the top of the page to let USDA Secretary Perdue know your thoughts on the proposed Harvest Box.
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Soulfighter83 ·
I absolutely LOVE this idea!!! How wonderful!
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Re: Back-to-School: A Week of Wheat-Free Alternatives for Lunch

HelenDamon ·
Some simple ideas but I am confused as why you are suggesting parents give their kids processed lunch meats, pepperoni, etc. These processed meats often contain wheat as filler and are filled with carcinogenic nitrates. Even if you find a wheat free pepperoni or lunch meat, they are still full of unhealthy levels of sodium and fat. I can't believe a health professional is actually pushing lunch meat as a healthy lunch!
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Jen ·
As always, read labels to ensure the food is safe for your allergy set. Yes, some of these do include processed lunch meat. While not the healthiest, it is a good protein source and everything in moderation. These lunches are paired with veggies and fruit, so a good balance overall imo.
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HelenDamon ·
I disagree with idea that a twice weekly consumption of pepperoni or salami for a child is "moderate". Find me a pediatric oncologist who would recommend such a diet. And look at the American and Canadian Cancer societies for nutritional advice - both advise to avoid these foods.
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Re: Back-to-School: A Week of Wheat-Free Alternatives for Lunch

Allison ·
We all have to do what is best for our own families. For instance, my son is allergic to various foods that other kids take for routinely might take for lunch (eggs, dairy) as well as peanuts, tree nuts - and the sesame and mustard allergy rules out most forms of sausage, salami, and other kinds of lunch meat, unless it is a special brand (read: pricey). For a child with few protein options who can't have it, they often want it. It doesn't mean I would let him eat it every day even if he...
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Re: Back-to-School: A Week of Wheat-Free Alternatives for Lunch

Kids With Food Allergies ·
We're sorry that you are finding the lunch alternatives unhealthy. We try to appeal to a wide range of parents and realize that everyone needs to make decisions based on their family's needs including prep time and cost. With that in mind, healthy often translates to "safe" foods. There are healthier versions - low fat, low sodium, uncured meats.
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StephC ·
Helen, what allergies are you managing? I will state up front that the immediate tasks of avoiding our many allergens and filling my 4 kids' bellies 3+ x/day while educating them and running a household, plus manging a tight budget and maintaining my sanity, are always going to get priority over strict adherence to best practices for cancer avoidance. The perfect can be the enemy of the good, sometimes. Parenting kids with food allergies is a daily dip in the puddle of stress. I think we can...
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HelenDamon ·
Steph - that's a good point - about prioritising health issues (food allergies over cancer risk). I still am uneasy of introducing another health risk into my son's life, however. My son has 8 food allergies that we know of so far including wheat and potatoes, EoE plus environmental and I have several food involving severe anaphylactic responses to soy and shellfish and all seafood and many environmental allergies as well we both have autoimmune issues. I will look at the Safe Eats...
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Jen ·
Hugs Helen~. I can certainly understand the cancer concern as my husband is a lung cancer survivor. We also balance 4 kids (1 of whom is autistic with many developmental delays), food allergies, etc. I don't worry overly much re things like junk food, lunch meat etc. My kids all eat fruit and veggies, whole wheat stuff, things like salmon, etc. For my peace of mind, I have to pick and choose my battles. Anyway, do check out our resources, forums, etc.
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Kids With Food Allergies ·
Hugs Helen - our life experiences and personal medical history can also effect our priorities. We all do what we feel is right and just hope we've done due diligence and made the best choice. Please check out our forums (here is our GI disorders forum ) and recipes collection . If you see a recipe that looks promising, we can usually help to find substitutes and "healthier" versions of things. We are here to support you where ever you are along your journey.
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Chamomile ·
Yup. For instance, I am all about environmental safety and recycling and such, but for two years when I had small children, was a single mom and had no dishwasher, I bought an obscene amount of paper plates and cups, rather than having to face a huge mound of festering dishes that I simply could not face. Do I think it was the healthiest and most ecologically-sound option? Nope. Would I recommend it to another mom going through the same thing? Absolutely. Regarding processed meats, I...
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Re: Back-to-School: A Week of Egg-Free Lunch Box Ideas

Will Way ·
thanks for the ideas! My son announced this morning that he is tired of sandwiches. I think I will make the quesadilla for lunch tomorrow!
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Kathy P ·
We really don't do sandwiches here at all...
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Will Way ·
My son was loving homemade bread with sunbutter and jelly, but he hit his limits I guess. �� At least we just have one more month of school.
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Mini Inclusive "Cakes"

Ashley S. ·
Mini Inclusive "Cakes"
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