• PEANUT AND TREE NUT ALERT

    We have several students at Goodnoe Elementary who have severe allergies to peanuts and/or tree nuts (almonds, cashews, pecans, walnuts, etc.). This food allergy can be life-threatening so strict avoidance is the only way to prevent an allergic reaction. Peanuts, peanut oil and tree nuts can be found in many foods including baked goods and many chocolate candies.

    We must do all we can to provide our students with a safe learning environment. In an effort to allow all students to participate fully in school activities, we ask that you do not send in any food for snacks or classroom parties that may contain peanuts, peanut butter, peanut oil or tree nuts. It is important that you read all food labels. Examples of safe snacks are listed below. We have also set up a “peanut-safe” table for each lunch period. Any child who has a peanut/tree nut allergy may sit at this table. A friend may sit with him/her only if she/he DOES NOT have any food item or items in their lunch that contains peanut/tree nuts.

    The following are examples of snacks that are considered safe for children with peanut allergies:

    FRUIT

    JOLLY RANCHERS

    JELLO PUDDING SNACKS

    MOTT’S FRUITSATION

    FRUIT ROLL-UPS

    NUTRI- GRAIN CEREAL BARS

    YOGURT

    TWIZZLERS

    SKITTLES

    PEPPERRIDGE FARM GOLDFISH

    DORITOS

    GRAHAM CRACKERS

    WHEAT THINS

    VEGETABLES

    PHILADELPHIA BRAND SNACK BARS

    DOLE FRUIT BOWLS

    FRUIT GUSHERS

    FRUIT BY THE FOOT

    GO-GURT

    CHEESE STRINGS

    STARBURST

    TOOTSIE ROLLS

    LAYS POTATO CHIPS

    TOSTITOS TORTILLA CHIPS

    FIG NEWTONS


    TREE NUT DIET

    AVOID foods that contain nuts or any of these ingredients:

    Almonds

    Brazil nuts

    Cashews

    Chestnuts

    Filbert/hazel nuts

    Gianduja (a creamy mixture of chocolate and chopped toasted nuts found in premium or imported chocolates)

    Hickory nuts

    Macadamia nuts

    Marzipan/almond paste

    Nougat

    Nu-Nuts@artificialnuts

    Nut butters, i.e. cashew butter

    Nut meal

    Nut oil

    Nut paste, i.e. almond paste

    Pecans (Mashuga nuts)

    Pine nuts (pinyon, Indian nuts)

    Pistachios

    Walnuts

    Keep the following in mind:

    1. Artificial nuts can be peanuts that have been deflavored and reflavored with a nut, like pecan or walnut.

    2. Filberts are also hazelnuts.

    3. Avoid natural extracts, i.e. pure almond extract, use imitation or artificial flavored extracts.

    4. Tree nuts have been used in many foods including barbecue sauce, cereals, crackers and ice cream