snack help

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  1. diggerdeb

    diggerdeb Comrade

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    I'm lost.

    I need to provide a snack for a child who has the following allergies:
    wheat, soy, milk, eggs, peanut butter, all nuts, fish, seeds

    I know I can give fresh fruits and vegeatables but what else?

    I want the entire class to eat the same thing just so the child doesn't feel left out or different.

    I will meet with the mom soon but I want to give her some of the ideas I was thinking of so she can yeah or nay them.
    Please help!:confused:
     
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  3. MsMar

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    Wow, that's a lot of allergies, poor kid. I can think of...

    sunflower seed butter (available at Trader Joes, Whole Foods and health food stores) on rice crackers or rice cakes

    tortilla chips and salsa

    popcorn (assuming this is an older pre-school class). If you buy an air popper it's a very cheap snack after the initial investment in the air popper.

    Puffins cereal (http://www.puffinscereal.com/products/puffinscereal.php)

    Other than that maybe you can google "gluten free snacks" and see what you come up with. My guess is that eliminating the wheat will also eliminate some of the other items as well.
     
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    clarnet73 Moderator

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    My suggestion was going to be to ask mom what kids of "alternative" snacks they've found that the kid likes... chances are, if he likes them, the rest of the class will, too :)
     
  5. TeacherSandra

    TeacherSandra Enthusiast

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    Would it be inappropriate to have mom bring the child a snack?
     
  6. Blue

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    Rice crackers, rice cakes, rice krispies. Corn tortillas. And, you can buy special diet types of cheese, etc. My program purchased special foods from a teaching hospital.
     
  7. Sarina

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    Don't forget rice crackers and rice cakes! Allergies can be so tricky, but I am sure Mom will have a list for you. Good luck! - Sarina McDonald
     
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    Have mom give you a list of appropriate snacks.
     
  9. emmakate218

    emmakate218 Connoisseur

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    I would definitely chat with the mother for ideas! Why do all the legwork when it's already been done?!
     
  10. greengables

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    Generally, the parents of children with allergies bring in foods their children can eat and we store it separately for them.
     
  11. janlee

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    Being that this child is allergic to so many foods I, personally, would not even try to provide a snack. I would leave it up to the mother to give you several boxes of things to keep in the room that the child can choose from. That way you are not responsible if the child has a reaction to a food. Better to be safe than sorry.
     
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    We also have a child who is allergic to a lot of different foods. Her Grandmother packs extra snacks in her lunch box. The child doesn't mind at all.
     
  13. sarzacsmom

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    our parents provide their own child's snacks and lunches. If we are doing a special project and a child can't have it for some reason I ask the parents to send in an alternative for their child--it's never been a problem
     

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