Top 5 Back to School Snacks

Can you believe it’s that time of year again? School for us begins next week Wednesday. The kids are so excited, and so am I. However, this time of year can be hard when you have a food allergy. There are extra medical forms to fill out at school, epi pens to hand over to school, epi pens for backpacks, and a slu of questions from classroom parents about safe snacking. Here are our top 5 for sharing this fall: Enjoy Life Coco Loco Bars – Metcalfes Market Blakes Snack Bars – Amazon Karens Dried Fruit Bags – Metcalfes Market Made Good Granola Bites – Costco + Amazon Wow Butter…

School Safe with Allergies

The beginning of the school year is always so exciting and I wanted to just take a second and repost this great article published by Allergic Living Magazine, “Food Allergies at School.” The article is a great tool for preparing for back to school and understanding laws that support food allergy. This was interesting to me since I did not realize food allergies were considered a disability. 2. Understand the Supporting Laws There are laws that can support your child with food allergies to have a safe and inclusive school year. Below are the primary laws to review. • Americans with Disability Act (ADA) Amendment Act of 2008: The ADA is a federal civil…

Safe Snacking Box

Can you believe it?! In just 24 hours the kids will begin their FIRST DAY of the 2018-19 school year. This year we will have a 2nd grader and Kindergartener. They are both so excited. Backpacks are packed, lunch boxes are out – and with all of the excitement comes the hyper organization mode that I go into! It’s meal prep, list making, planner highlighting time! But first, yesterday we took to our nutfreemomblog insta for some quick pics that that I will share here of us building out the annual nut-free box for Chloe’s classroom. This box ensures that she ALWAYS has a safe snack at school. Our #1…