Setting off for school with food allergies can be daunting, but we’re here to help make the transition easy and worry-free! We’d like to share these back to school resources to help you and your student enjoy the school year to the fullest.
The most important part of sending a food-allergic kid to school – whether for the first time, or the 12th time – is making sure they are equipped with the resources to stay safe: medication and safe food. Before the school year starts, make teachers, administration, student health and kitchen staff aware of your student’s needs and inquire about any food allergy policies they have in place. In case of an emergency, it’s best to have an action plan prepared so your child will be taken care of.
Packing a nutritious, allergy-friendly lunch for your child is an important part of his or her school day. Make your little one’s lunchbox fillers stand out with these helpful tips, tricks and recipes. Check out Enjoy Life Food’s Recipe Page for tons of yummy recipes – both sweet and savory – that will be sure to put a smile on your kid’s face. Here are a few of our favorites:
Plentils Pizza Crust: Turn your child’s favorite Plentils flavor into a savory pizza crust and top with his or her favorite allergy-friendly toppings!
Chicken Nuggets on a Stick: Garlic & Parmesan Plentils make a perfect allergy-friendly “breading” for chicken nuggets. Pack this kid-friendly favorite for a lunchbox win.
Applewiches: This gluten-free twist on a sandwich is a fun, yummy way to switch things up and add some flare to your kid’s lunchbox
Chocolate Chip Cookie Waffles: Breakfast for lunch? Yes, please! This recipe is another fun and delicious sandwich alternative for a back-to-school lunch.
Use Enjoy Life’s Lunch-Libs template to create a customized message that will be sure to brighten your child’s day. Click here for a downloadable version!
With these tips, you’ll be parent-of-the-year for sure.