Scenario: Billy - Severe Allergies To Nuts

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Scenario: Billy - Severe Allergies To Nuts

Post by jenthomas » Thu Feb 16, 2017 3:23 pm

Hi all,

I am completing a case study on anaphylaxis for Cert III. Billy is a 4 year old boy with severe allergies to nuts (peanuts) and dairy-based foods.
I am preparing snacks for billy and what follows are the food labels of available snacks

Snack A: Pop Tarts or Snack B: Mixed Fruit

Which of the two snack options is most appropriate for billy, in terms of his allergies? Do any of the ingredients jump out at you in terms of allergens - I am wondering if the Soybean and Palm Oil would exacerbate his peanut allergies??

I have included graphic labels and also typed up the ingredients if the labels are too hard to see.

Any help would be very much appreciated!

Regards,

Jen

Ingredients for Snack A: POP TARTS:
Enriched Flour
Folic Acid
corn syrup
high fructose corn syrup
dextrose
sugar
soybean and palm oil with TBHQ for freshness
contains 2% or less of cracker meal,
wheat starch,
rice flour,
salt,
dried strawberries,
dried pears ,
dried apples,
partially hydrogenated soybean and cottonseed oil,
leavening
citric acid
natural and artificial flavour
gelatin
soy
lecithin
cornstarch
xanthan gum
gum arabic
cellulose gum
confectioners glaze
caramel colour
carrageenan
modified wheat starch
vitamin a palmitate
red 40
niacinamide
reduced iron
vitamin b6
blue 2
vitamin b2 vitamin b1
colour added yellow 6, yellow 5, blue 1
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Ingredients for Snack B: MIXED FRUIT
juice from concentrates (grape, pear, peach and pineapple)
corn syrup
sugar
maltodextrin
modified corn starch
gelatin
fruit purees (strawberry, raspberry, orange and grape
citric acid
lactic acid
ascorbic acid Vitamin C
aspartame
natural & artificial flavours
coconut oil
camuaba wax
vitamin A palmitate
Vitamin E
Red 40,
Yellow 5,
Blue 1
Phenyketonurics: Contains phenylalanine
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Re: Foods to avoid with nut and dairy based food allergies

Post by jenthomas » Fri Feb 17, 2017 5:10 pm

Hi Lorina,

Do you have any ideas? I would really appreciate some feedback :? ,

Thank you

Jen

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Re: Scenario: Billy - Severe Allergies To Nuts

Post by Lorina » Sat Feb 18, 2017 4:01 pm

I would probably go with the mixed fruit...

Have you got a list to choose from or are you creating the menu?

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Re: Scenario: Billy - Severe Allergies To Nuts

Post by jenthomas » Sat Feb 18, 2017 4:18 pm

Hi Lorina,
Thank you for replying - the question is about allergies, as in which snack option might aggravate a nut and dairy-based food allergy. We are supposed to determine this from reading the ingredients of both snacks. I have looked up the ingredients and nothing rang alarm bells; at a stretch it might be the soy bean and palm oil but I none of the literature verifies this.

Thanks

Jen

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Re: Scenario: Billy - Severe Allergies To Nuts

Post by Lorina » Sat Feb 18, 2017 5:49 pm

Nothing stands out for me either...

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Re: Scenario: Billy - Severe Allergies To Nuts

Post by xoxo » Fri Feb 24, 2017 7:53 pm

I am up to this question. I would choose mixed fruits based on the fact that it has 0% saturated fat, lower carb content, and lower sugars. It also has less additives.

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Re: Scenario: Billy - Severe Allergies To Nuts

Post by leenie » Fri Feb 24, 2017 10:54 pm

The nutrition in the above snacks is shocking.

I would never buy this food for any child in childcare or my own.

Leenie

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