Due to health concerns and scheduling, treats and snacks for any occasion must be arranged in advance with the classroom teacher. All treats and snacks must be store bought and prepackaged with nutritional information listed. Treats and snacks must not require refrigeration and must have a clearly printed list of ingredients on the packaging. Items from a bakery must have a clearly printed list of ingredients and a label that clearly states it was made in a peanut free environment. No homemade treats or snacks are allowed for distribution at school. We strongly encourage you to select a treat or snack with nutritional value. (Board Policy 7:285) 

peanut and tree nut free snack suggestion list 

When choosing a peanut free snack for your child’s class, it is important to ALWAYS check the label on the package to make sure it is free of peanuts and nuts of all kinds. This list is only to serve as a resource. It is in no way complete and is subject to manufacturer recalls and mislabeling. Manufacturers may have changed their equipment or product line and method since you last purchased an item from this sheet. Also, all baked good items MUST have a label that states “made in a peanut free environment”, or “peanut free”.

READING LABELS: Some manufacturers clearly state if a product has peanut or nuts in it while others, it is almost hidden. PLEASE READ THE LABELS, each time you purchase. Do not purchase items with the allergy and ingredient alert such as:

“May Contain Peanut or Tree Nuts”

“Processed on shared equipment with Peanuts or Tree Nuts”

“Manufactured in a plant with Peanut or Tree Nuts”

“Contains Peanut or Tree Nut Ingredients”

Thank you for taking the time to read the labels and discussing the topic of “safe snacks” with your child! Your diligence is keeping an allergic child safe at school.

Baked Goods from Bakery

All items from the bakery MUST have a label that clearly states “made in a peanut free environment” or “peanut free”.

Fruits or Veggies
Fresh Fruit (no strawberries due to allergies)
Fresh Veggies
Raisins (plain, not yogurt or chocolate covered)
Applesauce cups
Mandarin orange cups
Pear or Peaches cups
All Fresh Vegetables Including:
Carrots with Dip
Celery Sticks with Cream Cheese or Ranch Dip

Gummy Snacks (please read the label of all fruit snacks to clarify)
Fruit Roll-Ups
Fruit by the Foot
Shark Bites
Fun Fruits
Scooby Doo Fruit Snacks
Trix Fruit Snacks
Hi-C Fruit Snacks
Pokemon Fruit Snacks

Nilla Wafers
Oreos & Mini Oreos (not mint-crème)
Chips-A-Hoy (not minis)
Teddy Grahams
Pepperidge Farm-Milano, Chessmen, Shortbread and Sugar Cookies
Keebler-Butter cookies, Grasshopper Cookies
Nabisco-Barnum Animal Crackers, Oatmeal & Iced Oatmeal Cookies, Cameo Cookies, Fig Newtons
Hostess Ho-Ho’s & Twinkies
Rice Krispie Treats (Plain only, pre-packaged)

Ritz Crackers (plain, not sandwiches. Not Ritz Bits)
Ritz Chips (original, cheddar)
Honey Maid-Cinnamon Grahams & Sticks, Honey Grahams & Sticks
Wheat Thins
Pepperidge Farm Cheddar Goldfish (only plain, pretzel, or cheddar. Not Cinnamon Grahams)
Keebler Town House Crackers

Jell-O's and Puddings
Kraft Handi-Snacks-Wacky Gels, Vanilla & Chocolate Pudding
Hunts-Juicy Gels, Vanilla & Chocolate Pudding
Jell-O-Gelatin Cups, X-treme Jell-O Tubes, Vanilla, Chocolate, & Oreo Pudding
Dole Fruit-n-Gel bowls
Delmonte Fruit & Gel To-Go bowls

Miscellaneous Snacks
Rold Gold Pretzels
Snyders of Hanover Pretzels
Ruffles Potato Chips
Lays Potato Chips
Doritos (not crackers)
Pringles (original only)
Popcorn-Pop Secret, Orville Redenbacher, Healthy Choice)
T. Mazettis Carmel Apple Dip (with apples)
Hostess Mini Muffins

Hershey Milk Chocolate Bars (not with almonds)
Hershey Kisses (not with almonds & not hugs)
Milk Duds
Tootsie Rolls
Life Saver Gummies
Dum Dum sucker
Ring Pops
Jolly Ranchers

We strongly encourage you to select a treat or snack with nutritional value.

FYI: Food is the only thing that is FDA regulated and required to put allergens on their label. Things such as potting soils do not. MIRACLE GROW potting soil contains nuts and needs to be avoided when doing planting projects in the classroom. This is not bold on the label like a food label.