Back to School - Peanut-Free Snacks

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I just came back, last night, from a week in Ottawa, ON. My son is starting first-year university and I helped him move out. We had a beautiful week, weather was on our side. Now I have two kids that are living in Ottawa and one still at home.

Today is the first day of school for Mathieu. There is no cafeteria in his school so he needs to pack a nutritious lunch. Also when I shop for snacks I have to be conscious of the different allergies. Did you know that one out of every 150 children suffers from a nut or peanut allergy? Some schools in Canada are enforcing strict rules and parents need to know which products are peanut-free to send to school.

Thanks to Loblaws, Canada's largest grocery retailer, they are taking this issue seriously. We can now shop for snacks that are clearly identify with the nut free logo. There is 10 products to choose from. Out of the 10 products, six are freshly-baked. They are available in different varieties and kids and adults will find a variety that they like for their lunches.

Loblaws sent me a box to try their products and do a review for a group I belong to called: BloggerAid Changing the Face of Famine. Members of this group use their blogs as a platform for raising awareness about hunger in communities at home and abroad. Soon a cookbook will be released and profits of the sale will benefit Friends of the World Program. Please check out the website and you can join us, if you had not done it yet.

So far we tried the Banana cakes and a friend of my son really like that treat. My son really likes the Soft and Chewy Chocolate Chips Cookies and I like the Soft and Chewy Cranberry Oatmeal Cookies. They had a great buttery taste.

Other snacks that we received are: President's Choice Blue Menu Wheat Bran Bites, no name Low Fat Crispy Rice Squares, President's Choice Cereal Bars and President's Choice Granola Bars.