Monday, October 15 through Wednesday, October 17
|Green Bean Chips, smoked Gouda, golden raspberries, |
red grapes, strawberries, Horizon Organics milk box
She ate everything but the beans and golden raspberries.
|Gouda cheese scraps, red grapes|
|Red grapes, Chickadees crackers, ham|
She ate almost none of her snack at school, but I saw that someone had brought Danimals yogurt for snack, so I reminded the teacher to grab one of her Trader Joe's Yogurt Squishers (like GoGurts) out of their freezer so she could start thawing for her to have it at snack, if desired.
After school she ate most of her snack on the drive home.
These are the kinds of thing YOU as the parent of a child with allergies or other food restrictions need to plan for, as clearly it never occurred to the teacher to mention that they'd still be having snack on the field trip. So now I know to ask for future field trips! Lesson learned!
Last year the teachers remembered the few food-related lesson plans, but hadn't thought to mention the last-day-of-school party. So it's a steep learning curve for a new food-restriction Mama! Everywhere I turn there's something it never occurred to me to plan for! I am extremely lucky that my little Dye-Free Princess is on board, and will refuse to eat something unless I tell her it's safe (or if she remembers me telling her in the past - like Goldfish crackers and Pirate Booty are "always safe.")
She's also learning to read labels, and can recognize "Trader Joe's" so she knows those are safe. Sadly, "organic" and "all-natural" labels don't always mean it's safe. If they contain less than 1% of something, they can still advertise that it isn't there (they still have to list it in the ingredients though!)