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Old 08-28-2008, 04:48 AM
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Allergy Free Treats for the Lunchbox


Over the past few years, food allergies, more specifically the issue of peanuts and peanut butter in schools, has been a hot button issue lacking one overall resolution as policy's change from district to district nationwide.

According to the Food Allergy & Anaphylaxis Network, a national advocacy group, it is estimated that food allergies affect about 2.2 million school aged children and 1-2% of adults nationally (about 12 million people). Such food allergy reactions result in over 30,000 emergency room visits each year with nearly 200 people dying in the U.S. annually from anaphylactic reactions to foods, the group says.

Kids not being able to be kids by enjoying cookies…what kind of childhood is that?

But now, there is a solution: HomeFree treats, a new line of organic, ready-to-eat baked whole grain snacks including chocolate chip cookies, brownie chip cookies, apple coffee cake, and cranberry coffee cake and more that are free of peanuts, tree-nuts, eggs and dairy.

Founded by Jill Robbins, a clinical psychologist and author of “Allergen Free Baking,” she turned to baking when her son was diagnosed with severe food allergies. Jill’s goal was to create delicious, wholesome treats that her son, and everyone with or without food allergies, can enjoy together. Today the company makes a variety of cookies and coffee cakes in a dedicated baking facility, where it conducts allergen testing on ingredients and random product batches to ensure that each product is free of common food allergens.

Facts about HomeFree Treats:
Whole grain – each cookie contains at least serving of whole grain
Free of peanuts, tree nuts, eggs and dairy
Fine for most people allergic to wheat (not gluten-free; contains oats)
Fine for most people allergic to soy (most contain soy lecithin)
Baked and packaged in a dedicated bakery
Allergen tested
Certified organic
No trans fat
Free of artificial colors, flavors, GMOs and MSG
Free of corn sweeteners
Kosher pareve
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Last edited by Amanda; 08-28-2008 at 06:47 AM.
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