A peanut allergy is an abnormal response of the body to the proteins found in peanuts. In order to avoid foods that contain peanuts, it is important to read food labels. The key to a nut allergy-free diet is to avoid giving your child the foods or products containing the specific kind of nut(s) to which he or she is allergic. The nut(s) that your child is allergic to are called allergens. Peanuts are very different from tree nuts. Peanuts are very allergenic and have the potential to cause fatal reactions if ingested by peanut allergic children. A tree nut allergy is an abnormal response of the body to the proteins found in tree nuts. Such as Almonds, Cashews, Chestnuts, Pecans, Pistachios and Coconut to name just a few. In order to avoid foods that contain tree nuts, it is important to know read food labels, ask questions and know where they are found. Ethnic foods, hydrozyled proteins, commercially prepared baked goods, snacks and candy can contain and or be cross-contaminated with peanuts and tree nuts since they are frequently used in these types of foods. Studies show that most allergic children can safely eat foods containing peanut oil, unless it is cold pressed, expressed, expelled peanut oil. Avoid giving your child cold pressed, expressed, and expelled peanut oil. If you and your child need help and guidance in knowing what your child can eat daily, in the presence of a specific nut allergy to meet his or her daily nutrition, growth and energy needs complete our Nutritionomics form and order your "No Nuts About It" meal plan menu today.