Having a child with food allergies is challenging. Having two children with food allergies is a juggle. Having two children with different food allergies is enough to drive you crazy!
I am constantly grateful that Miss A does not have nut allergies like her brother. However, I am also conscious that I need to keep nuts in her diet to stop her developing one. This is tricky as, although we do allow some allergens in the home, I find loose nuts or sticky nut spreads are a high risk of cross contamination in the hands of a four year old.
Before Miss A started school, we would tackle this by feeding her them when J was out the house but it is more difficult now they are on the same schedule. So, I was happy to see a tasty solution when Nature’s Path introduced me to EnviroKidz, their children’s cereal range.
There are three fun, animal-themed cereals in the range – Choco Chimps, Leapin Lemurs and Gorilla Munch – which are all dairy. gluten free, vegan and organic. However, Leaping Lemurs are also made with peanut butter. (All flavours may contain tree nuts and peanuts.) This means Miss A can enjoy the cereal at breakfast time and it is a contained way of keeping peanuts in her diet, while limiting any risk to J.
We get Miss A to wash her hands and face afterwards and store the cereal on a separate shelf but I also think it is important for them to see other people safely eat their allergens around them.
Miss A loves the EnviroKidz Range as she is a big fan of animals so was really drawn to the bright, colourful illustrations. I love the fact that 1% sales goes towards saving endangered animals, supporting the Jane Goodall Institute, Dian Fossey Gorilla Fund and the Lemur Conservation Foundation.
Nature’s Path is a family run company with a long history and commitment to organic produce and sustainability. They were the first USDA certified organic cereal on the market and are a founding partner of Loop, a reuseable packaging programme.
Arran Stephens, who founded the company, was inspired by his own father’s mantra as a farmer: “Always leave the earth better that we found it”.
It’s great to see a free from product that has children in mind, especially one that also has a really good ethos behind it too. The packaging has fun animal facts on, activities, and information about sites where you can learn more about endagered animals.
These cereals have been a big hit with Miss A and also my husband, who has stolen the Gorilla Munch corn puffs for himself!
All three cereals are now stocked nationwide at Morrisons, with selected products available at Ocado. Tesco and Asda. RRP £2.99