Unbelievable Grade One Snack List Highlights Unhealthy Social Norms

Thanks to dietary biochemist Dr. Dylan MacKay (following him on Twitter is well worth it) for sharing the handout his 6 yr previous daughter’s faculty despatched house to oldsters to supply them with examples of peanut free snacks that their children might convey.

The listing is unbelievable. In half it is troublesome to consider faculty would recommend these choices, however extra, it is troublesome to consider that whoever put this collectively did not take a minute to pause and think about what they had been writing.

That they did not would not converse to their lack of mind, competence, or caring, however reasonably speaks to simply how regular it has turn into to depend on ultra-processed junk to feed our kids. Plainly put, folks have a tendency to not query or scrutinize social norms.

Here’s the listing transcribed

Cookies and Crackers

Dare: Wagon wheels, Bear paws, Vinta crackers, Grissol breads
Christie: If no peanut/nut warning on pkg then secure. Chips Ahoy, Oreos, Animal Crackers, Ritz, Stoned Wheat Thins, Triscuit, Premium Plus
Peek Freans: Shortbread, Creme-Filled, Digestive Cookies
Kellogg’s: Rice Krispie squares (aside from peanut kind), Nutri-grain bars, Pop Tarts, Special Ok bars
President’s Choice: Various cookies and crackers, Granola bars, Rice Crispie squares, animal crackers, fruit snacks
Pepperidge Farms: Goldfish crackers (varied flavors)
Betty Crocker/General Mills: Fruit snacks, fruit roll-up, Dunkaroos


Old Dutch: All flavors, popcorn twists, pretzels, taco chips
Frito/Lays: All flavors, tortilla, taco chips, cheezies
Pringles: All flavors
Hawkins: Cheezies

Yogurt: Most yogurts are secure besides people who include Muesli

Puddings: Jello, Magic moments, Superstore manufacturers are all secure, Fruit cups and applesauces


Dare Candy: all Dare sweet made in a peanut/nut free facility
Wonka Candy: Sweet tarts, Nerds, Gobstoppers
Hershey’s: *some merchandise have peanut free image, Twizzlers, Nibs, Tootsie rolls, Kisses (learn label for secure flavors), deal with dimension bars
Nestle: Aero, Kit Kat, Coffee Crisp, Mirage, Mint Aero, Smarties, additionally deal with dimension bars (seasonal or particular formed (coronary heart, or ball) treats will not be secure)
Effem: *Mars bars with peanut free image, Skittles
Trebor-Allan: Various sweet, Laces, Big foot, Hot lips, Lollipops
Vadeboncoeur: #peanut free image. Variety of sweets

And then, as an afterthought, outdoors the primary listing iat the very backside of the web page, is that this non-highlighted single line,

“Fruits and Vegetables are wholesome decisions and are additionally peanut free”

Hopefully, shifting ahead, the college will make the most of the revised model that Dylan mocked up for them, and in case your child’s faculty sends you the same listing, free free to share it with them as properly.

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