PB&J’s go peanut-free in Huntsville school cafeterias

 

HUNTSVILLE, Ala. -- The parents of children with peanut allergies, which can often result in serious allergic episodes, can send their children to school with one less thing to worry about, because-- peanuts are off the menu!

Oh, but is your allergy-free child's favorite lunch food a classic peanut butter and jelly sandwich? Well, good news, they can still look forward to enjoying one at lunch.

The Huntsville City School system is always looking for healthy alternatives to favorite foods, and the latest addition to school cafeterias is a peanut-free peanut butter and jelly sandwich! The peanut butter substitute is made from a toasted soy product that has all the flavor and health benefits with none of the nuts.

"The sandwiches have been so popular that the only difficulty has been in keeping up with the demand," said Michelle Zirnis, Director of Child Nutrition at Huntsville City Schools. "The company that makes the peanut butter substitute, WOWBUTTER, has so many new requests for the product that they are occasionally backordered."