Kids' Lunch Ideas That Are Dairy Kosher, 'Nut Aware' and Non-Choking

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Q: Hi, my kid will start kindergarten and I would be glad with suggestions for his lunch bag; the meals must be dairy kosher, the school is a 'nut aware zone' (no peanuts, peanut butter, tree nuts or products manufactured on a machine with nuts), besides that they do not want foods that may cause choking problems (popcorn, grapes, pretzel nibs, string cheese!). Thank you.

Sent by Elaine

Editor: My son is starting preschool and can't bring anything with peanuts or tree nuts either and many parents recommend sunflower butter. I plan to pack him a lot of dinner leftovers because the teachers can reheat them for him, but I don't know if this is the case for kindergarteners. Lunch-packing veteran parents, share your wisdom with Elaine!

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