This post has been sponsored by Skeeter Nut Free. All opinions are my own.
The last two years that Kelsie was in public school I started noticing the rising number of classrooms that were becoming nut free due to food allergies. I was thankful of course, because it was helping keep my own child safe, but the numbers are rising and that is scary. It seems that tree-nut (one of the allergies Kelsie has) and peanut are the most common and fastest growing food allergies; not to mention the most dangerous. As crazy as it may sound, it seems that there is on average, one child in every classroom that may have a nut allergy. When you start thinking about it, if your child is involved in sports or dance, like my girls, the likelihood of your child, who may or may not have food allergies, is around someone who does. That’s why when you are sending in snacks for their class or sports team, you should check with the teachers or coaches to err on the side of caution.
Of course as I know, it’s difficult to accommodate every allergy. Kelsie has 8 food allergies, several of which, are not common. Most allergy friendly products are still full of her food allergies. So I know that if I can buy it safe for her, it’s most likely going to be safe for others. I recently learned of a snack that I had never heard of before, Skeeter Nut Free. Skeeter Nut Free is a great option for allergy friendly snacks. If you have to buy a snack for a classroom, sports (or dance) team, birthday party, or any other kids social gathering, I totally believe that Skeeter Nut Free should be on the table!
Skeeter Nut Free was created by two dads, both of which have a kid with a nut allergy. They know the frustrations behind finding a nut free snack that’s also tasty, and kid appealing. We have had some pretty unappealing allergy friendly snacks – but Skeeter Nut Free seems to be enjoyed by all, even those without food allergies!
My nephew had his first birthday party on Saturday, and I asked my sister-n-law if she would save a spot on the table for the Skeeter Nut Free snacks. I filled the sand bucket (it was a beach ball party) with Skeeter Nut Free Chocolate Chip, Double Chocolate Chip, and Shortbread Mini Cookies, and everybody that had the chance to try them loved them! There was even a parent who was feeding them to her little boy ask where she could get them since he and she loved them so much. I was so happy they went over so well, because the more people that know about them, and have tried them, most likely will purchase them in the future for their own child and their celebrations; making it a bit safer for those with food allergies. I can totally see Skeeter Nut Free in the carts of those who don’t suffer from food allergies, just because they are tasty and what kid isn’t going to ask for the snacks with the cute cartoon squirrel on the package?!
Want to find out all the flavors that Skeeter Nut Free come in? Check out their list of products! Want to know where you can purchase your very own Skeeter Nut Free snacks? If you’re like me, then you are most likely in Target a few days a week, and guess what Skeeter Nut Free is available at Target! If you aren’t lucky enough to have a Target near by, be sure and check out their store locator for the best location to purchase your Skeeter Nut Free snacks!