Growing up, I didn't know a single person with food allergies.
Now, it seems like more then half of the kids in my children's class have some sort of food allergy--mine included. My son was diagnosed anaphylactic to eggs, dairy and all nuts before turning one. His elementary school years were a constant battle between keeping him safe in the classroom and finding a balance socially so that he didn't feel left out of things like holiday parties.
As a mom of a severely allergic child, I always felt like the elephant in the room on back to school night when the teacher tried to suggest allergy-friendly treats for the other children to bring in for class parties. While the other parents were clearly concerned for his well-being, they didn't seem to have a clue as to what could be considered "safe" for my son.
Here is a list of some allergy-friendly treats for you to consider sending in to school this year:
Other useful tips if there are kids with food allergies in your child's class: