Friday, February 25, 2011

Chipotle coupon

Chipotle Mexican Grill happens to be one of our favorite restaurants (out of a select few!)that we feel we can eat safely at with our food allergic son. There are no eggs, peanuts, or tree nuts used in any of their food and the only items containing milk are the cheese and sour cream...which is easy enough to avoid.

For a limited time on Facebook, if you Like "America's Next Great Restaurant" (an upcoming TV show) and watch a 90 second preview of the show, you will be able to print a coupon for a FREE Burrito, Bowl, Taco, or Salad with the purchase of another!

New variety of Sunbutter

Fargo, ND (Febr uary 9, 2011) – Red River Commodities introduces a new SunButter® product to their current line of peanut-free, tree-nut free, gluten-free sunflower butter spreads. SunButter Natural No-Stir Creamy is planned to be introduced nationally in February.

SunButter spreads are a delicious, healthy alternative to peanut butter and proven to be an excellent choice for people with peanut allergies. The distinctive robust sunflower flavor and creamy texture also makes SunButter ideal as a delicious change of pace for snacking and baking. It can be used in a wide range of recipes that call for peanut butter.

SunButter Natural No-Stir Creamy offers the same great flavor and superb nutritional
value as SunButter Natural but with the added convenience of No-Stir. Like other
natural nut or seed butters, current SunButter products separate, with the natural
sunflower oil rising to the top. This requires consumers to stir the product before use, making it less convenient and potentially messy for kids. SunButter has developed a new proprietary formulation and manufacturing process that delivers a rich, creamy texture without having to stir. "The New No-Stir product has the same great taste as Natural Creamy, but is much easier to use. My kids can use it without my help and baking with SunButter is simpler than ever," states Donna Ranner, a devoted SunButter consumer for the past 5 years.

Health conscious consumers have also been tapping into the benefits of this protein packed sunflower seed spread. One serving offers seven grams of protein, and SunButter has 1/3 less saturated fat, twice the fiber and more iron than the typical peanut butter. Sunflower seeds are also packed with vitamin E and more nutrients than any other nuts or seeds.

With the prevalence of peanut allergies and healthy eating initiatives on the rise,
SunButter expects sales and distribution to continue to increase in 2011. When asked to comment on peanut allergies and the new No-Stir product, Vice President of Marketing, Dan Hofland states, “We are not only seeing a rise in the incidence of peanut allergies, but also in the awareness of both parents and schools about the need to find effective solutions. I have long encouraged parents of children with peanut allergies to substitute SunButter for peanut butter. This allows their kids enjoy the same types of sandwiches, snacks and treats as other kids with a taste they love and nutrition thats superior to peanut butter. I’m particularly excited about the new No-Stir product, because it eliminates the barrier that some parents and kids have had using SunButter.”

In addition to simply replacing peanut butter in snacks and sandwiches, SunButter has a wide range of recipes and other uses. To get delicious and easy recipes and learn more about SunButter, go to

Red River Commodities is a Fargo, ND based company that provides peanut-free,
gluten-free and tree-nut free products to consumers. In 2003, Red River Commodities
developed a peanut-free and tree-nut free substitute for peanut butter, which became
known as SunButter. To learn more about SunButter, visit or call

Thursday, February 10, 2011

Valentine's Day with Food Allergies

Many people think Valentine's day and automatically think chocolate, candy, cards, oh yea and LOVE.
Well for the food allergic person you think is there a safe candy or chocolate I can give my child, or some may think I need to find a safe treat for my child's class, or friend with food allergies.

Well there are some great companies that offer allergen free treats:

  • Peanut Free Planet , is a online retailer with a wide variety of treats perfect for Valentine's Day.
  • Divvies makes cupcakes, and other goodies that are allergen free

Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Food Allergy Initiative

Food Allergy Initiative Click on link to see video

Awareness starts with you.

For many sports fans, watching a sporting event and eating peanuts
go hand in hand. But for children with food allergies, watching a
game in close proximity to nuts can turn a fun event into a
difficult and even life threatening experience.

To help create a safe and fun environment for those dealing with
food allergies, the Food Allergy Association of Wisconsin (FAAW)
has partnered with the UW Athletic Department to create two
“Allergy Friendly” Badger games at the Kohl Center this winter.

The events mark the second year of the partnership. Madison.
Modeled after similar events held by the Minnesota Twins and other
professional sports franchises, UW Athletics will make a number of
special accommodations, including restricting the sales of peanuts
and concessions items containing nuts, and taking special cleaning

Both the women's basketball game That was in December, and the
women's hockey game vs. North Dakota at 2 p.m. on Sunday, February, 13
have both been designated as "Allergy Friendly”.

During the two events, all concession stands at the Kohl Center
will remove food items that could induce an allergic reaction
including: shelled and un-shelled peanuts, candy with nuts, caramel
corn with nuts and ice cream with nut products.

Patrons with food allergy concerns can also view an ingredient list
for the concession stands' most popular food items. In addition,
certain sections will receive an elevated level of cleaning to
ensure a safer environment for affected patrons to sit in.

FAAW advocates on behalf of Madison and Dane County families with
food allergies, holding events and coordinating educational
efforts. Those affected by food allergies can suffer life-
threatening reactions if they accidentally ingest, or come in
contact with, certain foods.

The group is especially grateful to UW Athletics for this fan-
friendly stance, says Sheree' Godwin, president of the group.

“Nut allergies are a serious and life-threatening concern,” says
Sheree’ Godwin. “The hundreds of families in our organization
continue to be thankful to UW Athletics for their understanding and

Despite these accommodations, fans with food allergies are still
encouraged to use normal precautions, as these designated games
cannot be guaranteed to be 100 percent allergy free.

Families with food allergies are being offered a special ticket
offer for each game. For this special event, adult ticket prices
will be priced at [$1 and $1 for both youth/senior tickets.] This
offer is only available online by visiting, clicking
on the Badger Ticket Center and entering promotional code ALLERGY.
This offer is not available on game day.

For More information about FAAW Visit:

Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Managing Food Allergies in the School Setting

Managing Food Allergies in the School Setting is a 20-minute educational video created by FAAN, in collaboration with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's Division of Adolescent and School Health, the National Association of School Nurses, and the National School Boards Association. In the video, children, parents, school nurses, school principals, and others offer guidance to help schools better manage this emerging school health issue.