If your child has an allergy to nuts, it can be difficult to find snacks that are tasty and nut-free. Millions of Americans have allergic reactions to foods each year, according to the FDA.
There is no cure for food allergies, which can cause reactions ranging from mild symptoms to severe, life-threatening reactions.
The Food Allergy Labeling and Consumer Protection Act of 2004 requires that food labels must clearly identify the food source names of any ingredients that are - or that contain any protein derived from - the eight most common food allergens.
These eight major food allergens are:
- Fish, such as cod, bass and flounder
- Shellfish, such as crab, lobster and and shrimp
- Tree nuts, such as walnuts, almonds and pecans
The founders of Skeeter Snacks, Pete Najarian and Dave Leyrer, are dads whoses peanut allergic kids complained that every snack they were allowed to eat was not only nut-free, but also flavor-free.
The dads, who wanted to solve their kids' problems, set out to create a snack that was affordable and tasted great. Within a year, Skeeter Snacks were on the shelves in stores across the country.
You'll find them at Walmart and other stores and the snacks are so tasty that even those without nut allergies enjoy Skeeter Snacks. You can find the nearest location selling Skeeter Snacks at the Store Locator tab on the website.
Skeeter Snacks come in six varieties: Skeeter Doodle, Chocolate Cubed, Golden Oatmeal, Chocolate Chunk and the newest flavors Cinnamon Grahams and Chocolate Chip Minis.
Skeeter Snacks are all-natural, whole grain, free of trans-fats and contain no high-fructose corn syrup. Oh, and they are also nut-free.
Check out the attached video to learn how to make a nut-free trail mix. Living nut-free doesn't have to mean eating boring foods that don't taste good.
You'll find more information about food allergies at the links below as well as some fun Halloween recipes for the entire family.