Hi! Allergy Mom here with suggestions for allergy-friendly food brands to help in this new school year if your child is in a class with food allergies restrictions. Starting a new school year is challenging and emotional for any parent, but for a food allergy parent, the complications and fears escalate. We are the fortunate few when a school is willing to accommodate and restrict foods to keep our children safe. We also recognize this can be a learning curve for families that don’t manage life-threatening allergies in their daily life.
In an effort to help, below is a list of delicious snack food brands that are free from the Top 8 most common food allergies. These foods are milk, eggs, fish, shellfish, tree nuts, peanuts, wheat, and soybean. Many of these brands can be found at local grocery stores, Walmart, and Target, but some require an order directly with the company.
Please note that many children are allergic to foods outside of this list and always remember to follow your school’s rules and processes. Another important thing to keep in mind is that food brands change their ingredients and production constantly, so the most up-to-date information is always on the food label. Please read the label every time you buy a product to make sure it is safe.
Allergy-friendly snack food brands
- 88 Acres – https://88acres.com
- Enjoy Life Foods – https://enjoylifefoods.com
- MadeGood – https://www.madegoodfoods.com
- Partake – https://partakefoods.com
- Safe + Fare – https://www.safeandfair.com
- Sunbutter – https://sunbutter.com
- Without A Trace – https://www.withoutatracefoods.com
Here are a few brands that do a great job labeling for allergens. Many of their products contain Top 8 allergens but may be options to consider depending on your classroom’s allergen restrictions.
- Annies – https://www.annies.com
- GoGo Squeeze – https://www.gogosqueez.com
- Nature’s Bakery – https://www.naturesbakery.com
- Pretzel Crisp – https://www.pretzelcrisps.com
- Skinny POP – https://www.skinnypop.com
I hope this helps as you prepare your child’s lunch or look for a safe birthday treat the entire class can enjoy! I think I can speak for the entire allergy community by saying THANK YOU for your understanding and making the effort to keep our children safe!