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We're excited to share with you some of our weekend delights, after work escapes, and general passion for the world of food. Whether it's the next craze (food trucks anyone?) or a home made pasta recipe with sunflower seeds to top it off, share in the adventure of Somersaults life through our new team blog.

World Food Day: Working Against Hunger

October 16th, 2014 by somersaults

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Today is World Food Day – a day to honor the global commitment to eradicate hunger in our lifetime.

World Food Day was first established in 1979 and it falls on October 16 in commemoration of the creation of the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) on October 16, 1945 in Quebec, Canada.

Hunger by the Numbers

 According to the FAO and the US Department of Agriculture, 1 in 9 people on the planet live in a state of chronic hunger.

Malnutrition and its associated health maladies disproportionately affect the most vulnerable populations:

  • 60% of the world’s hungry people are women
  • Nearly 5 million children under the age of 5 die annually from malnutrition-related causes
  • In the US, 1 in 7 Americans does not have enough to eat.

Take Action

In the US, 99% of our population does not work on a farm. And while farming in the US is dominated by large agribusiness companies, 98% of farms in the world are family farms.

This year’s World Food Day theme is “Family Farming: Feeding the World, Caring for the Earth”. To learn more about family farming and its impact on alleviating world hunger, check out the Perspectives page of the World Food Day website available at: http://www.worldfooddayusa.org/perspectives.

Find Events

The World Food Day project maintains that YOU are part of the solution to end world hunger. You can find out about World Food Day events going on in your neck of the woods by clicking here: http://www.worldfooddayusa.org/events

Some other ways you can help include:

  • Host a World Food Day Dinner
  • Attend a Hunger Walk
  • Organize a Meal Packaging Event

If you want to do something right now, consider taking the Hunger U Challenge Quiz available at http://hungeruchallenge.com/

To learn more about World Food Day, visit their site at http://www.worldfooddayusa.org/.

You can read more from Registered Dietician Katie Ferraro on her blog Fiber is the Future.

DIY Snacks

June 16th, 2014 by somersaults

If you are looking for more DIY snacks, nutritionist Rania Batayneh, MPH author of The One One One Diet has a few simple ideas that are the perfect balance of protein, carbohydrate and fat to keep you fueled pre and post workout. Read on to her hear expert opinion!

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Stay fueled! This is important to keep in mind at all times, but especially before a workout.  If you arrive to your workout hungry (or dehydrated) your energy may be compromised. In addition, you may be more likely to eat a larger portion at meal time later that day.

Some of my favorite snacks are:

Graham Dippers          grahamcheese

You can opt for honey or cinnamon flavored graham crackers for this fun and sweet snack. The ricotta cheese adds 7 grams of muscle-building protein, and the cinnamon helps maintain steady blood sugar levels.

• Sprinkle of ground cinnamon
• 1⁄4 cup low-fat ricotta cheese
• 1 serving Graham Crackers
• 1 teaspoon chopped peanuts or almonds

In a small bowl, stir the cinnamon into the ricotta. Use it as a spread for the crackers and top with chopped nuts.

 

Pita chips with Hummus and Bell Peppers          pitahummus

Each tbsp. of hummus contains 1 gram of fiber. This is a perfect snack that incorporates that crunch that we are looking for + added fiber and anti-oxidants from the peppers.

 

Berry Parfaits          berryparfait

Berries are filled with anti-oxidants and fiber.

Combine them with ½ cup of low-fat Greek Yogurt and brain boosting almonds for a complete snack that will satisfy a sweet tooth and give you that extra boost during your workout.
What are some of your favorite snacking strategies?

Top Snacking Tips & Picks

May 8th, 2014 by somersaults

Joel Harper is a NYC-based personal trainer who has trained everyone from Olympic gold medalists to ten-year-olds wanting fun ways to get fit and stay healthy. We’ve been lucky enough to have him provide some tips just for you!
Read on to discover his tried and true tips that will inspire.

KEEPING FUELED UP AND ENERGIZED!

Do you want to be energized all day, every day? Is that really possible? Yes! Without a doubt it is. My goal is to help you reach your maximum athletic potential and build better eating habits to last throughout your lifetime. I find that all of us know what to eat and what not to eat. Then what’s the problem? I have heard every mistake and excuse there is, but at the top of the list is, “I’m too busy” and “there are not enough healthy options available”. Well, I am going to make it easier and simpler for you. You can make it automated by having healthy items at your fingertips easily optimizing your energy levels.

My top Tips:
1. I fill my refrigerator on Sunday for the week
2. I always have lots of snacks in my bag, 24/7. You never know when any of life’s unexpected interruptions will occur, so always have nutritious items to share.
It’s a great way to turn a stranger into a friend and leave someone smiling. :)
3. I only eat when I’m hungry
4. I always stop eating when I’m satisfied

 

My top Picks:

1. ALWAYS IN MY BACKPACK:

  • PROMAX FIT N’ CRISP BAR-Vanilla Marshmallow: Enormous amount of protein-13 grams, calcium, and iron. Peanut free and contains no artificial sweeteners.

2. ALWAYS IN MY REFRIGERATOR:

  • APPLEGATE ORGANIC COLD CUTS and CHEESE: No antibiotics, animals are vegetarian feed, grass fed cattle, never given hormones, minimally processed, and gluten and casein free. Great when I am in a hurry in the morning or as an afternoon snack.
  • ORGANIC VALLEY EGGS: High in protein, vitamin A, calcium, and iron

3. MORNING SNACK:

  • GNU BAR-Blueberry Cobbler Bar: Very high in Fiber- 6 whole grains. Helps curb your cravings by making you feel fuller longer.
  • RAW CRUNCH/Dark Chocolate: Organic, gluten free, includes potassium, fiber, and protein.

4. AFTERNOON SNACKS:

  • NUTTZO Nut-butter Spread on a banana or apple: Organic, full of protein and Omega 3s.
  • PURE BAR-Coconut/banana: Organic, gluten-free, non-GMO & vegan, fiber, potassium and protein.

5. LATE NIGHT SNACK:

  • BUMBLE BAR-Original Peanut: Organic, gluten free, includes iron, vitamin E, and fiber.

6. ALL DAY LONG SNACKS:

  • PEELED SNACKS/Much-to-do-about-Mango Unsweetened Dried Mango: Good source of fiber, Vitamin A and Vitamin C with NO sugar or preservatives, gluten-free, and non GMO. Satisfies my sweet cravings without leaving me feeling drained.
  • SOMERSAULTS/Cinnamon Crunch-fiber, protein, vitamin E and Iron.
  • HEALTH WARRIOR-ACAI BERRY- Chia seeds- full of Omega 3s with fiber and antioxidants.
  • LARABAR-Coconut Cream Pie: Fiber, calcium, magnesium, and iron.
  • PEANUT BUTTER & CO./Dark Chocolate Squeeze Packs: Protein, fiber and iron.

Somersault Recipe Challenge: Dessert

April 25th, 2014 by somersaults

Sunflower seed Brittle

brittle

  • Sugar
  • Sunflower seeds
  • Salt

Heat sugar in skillet until it begins to caramelize.

Add sunflower seeds and salt to taste (remove before sugar begins to turn dark brown).

Remove from heat and place pan over baking tray lined with ice cubes.

Allow to cool and then remove 1 solid piece from pan.

Break into small pieces and enjoy ala mode with chocolate shavings, or by itself.

Lemon Bars with Sunflower seed base

lemonbar

Crust:
1.5 cups flour
.5 cup crushed Cinnamon Crunch Somersaults
½ cup powdered sugar
1 cup softened butter

Filling:
6 TBS lemon juice
2 cups sugar
4 eggs
½ tsp salt
4 TBS flour
1 tsp baking powder

 

Mix flour, powdered sugar and butter thoroughly and press into a 9X12 glass pan. Bake at 350 degrees for 20 minutes or until light brown.

While crust is baking, beat 4 eggs. Gradually add sugar, lemon juice and salt. Sift flour and baking powder and fold into lemon mixture.

Pour lemon mixture over baked crust and return to oven for 20 minutes or until light brown. Dust with powdered sugar.

Cool completely and cut into squares. Dust with more powdered sugar.

 

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And there you have it, some sweet dishes to ensure you’ve created not just a meal, but a complete dining experience for you, your family or friends! Have you been inspired to add Somersaults or plain sunflower seeds to any of your standby dessert recipes?

We challenge YOU to try these recipes out and let us know what you think.

We’ll even provide the Somersaults to support your efforts! Just email stephanie@somersaultsnackco.com and let us know the dish you’d like to cook.

Financial Analyst Summer Internship (Paid)

April 4th, 2014 by somersaults

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Internship – Financial Analyst

Description of Internship

Position:                Intern – Financial Analyst

Location:               Sausalito, CA

Start Date:            July 2014

Duration:              10 weeks+

 

Company Background

Somersault Snack Co. is the maker of healthy, all-natural snacks. Somersaults, our first product, are the creation of a handful of Bay Area foodies, who, disenchanted by unsatisfying snacks, wanted a nourishing, tasty and nutritionally impactful option for active adults just like them. Our team has 40+ years of baking experience, and engaged the industry’s most talented people in areas of new product strategy, product development, naming and package design for our launch in early 2009. Somersault Snack Co. has enjoyed successful trial and roll out with several national accounts in natural, grocery, specialty retail and airline, as well as significant distribution throughout the west coast in regional grocery natural and grocery.

 

Internship Description

You will provide support to the finance and the sales management teams at our corporate office in Sausalito, CA for 10 weeks during the summer (flexible schedule; 8-15 hours per week) with an opportunity for continuation during the school year.

You will have the opportunity to assist with the following:

·         Velocity reports, including analysis of account level data and consumption trends

·         Tracking for effectiveness and profitability of sales and marketing promotion programs including analysis of programs at the retail level

·         Sales reporting and analysis

·         Metrics, Benchmarking, Financial Analysis

 

Summary of Experience/Qualifications

You are an undergraduate student majoring in finance, business, economics or a related field, who can thrive in an entrepreneurial environment.  

Key qualifications include:

 

·         Excellent interpersonal, written/oral communication and presentation skills

-       Microsoft Office

-       Excel skills must be advanced

·         Focused attention to detail

·         Analytical problem solving ability

·         Strong work ethic, professional demeanor and positive attitude

·         Team player, eager to support team objectives and to work cross functionally within the organization, ability to excel in an entrepreneurial environment

 

Resume & Cover Letter

Send resume and cover letter expressing your interest and outlining your qualifications to Stephanie, reachable at somersaultsnackco@gmail.com

Subject line: “Finance Intern 2014”

Due by May 31, 2014

Somersault Recipe Challenge: Entrees

March 8th, 2014 by somersaults

During our ITK Challenge we had 90 minutes on the clock to create, cook and display recipes worth tasting. Here are a couple recipes that satisfied: Brian’s Chicken & Michael’s Salmon

Sunflower seed Crusted Chicken Breast

chicken

  •  4 C raw sunflower seeds
  • 1 C flour
  • 4 boneless, skinless chicken breasts
  • 4 eggs, beaten
  • Salt and pepper
  • 2 Tbsp olive oil

Roast 4 cups raw sunflower seeds on a cookie sheet until just golden, about 10 minutes at 350.  After cooling, pulse in a food processor to desired size, then mix with flour.  Add salt and pepper to taste. Set aside.

Slice 4 chicken breast horizontally to create 8 thin chicken pieces.  Pound breasts with a mallet to roughly ¼ inch thick.  Thoroughly salt and pepper the breasts.  Dip pounded breasts in eggs then press into sunflower/flour mixture.  Working in batches, heat oil in a non-stick skillet, then sauté chicken until golden and cooked through, about three minutes on each side.

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Team CT with their version of an ideal meal: sunflower crusted chicken, goat cheese salad, roasted brussel sprouts and sunflower seed candied yams.

Soy & Sunflower seed Salmon

salmon

  • 6 pieces of 4 oz salmon fillets
  • Shredded ginger
  • Minced garlic
  • Cilantro
  • Soy sauce
  •   Molasses
  • Sesame oil
  • A dash of water
  • Finely ground sunflower seeds

Contain marinade in plastic bag and marinate salmon for 30-45 minutes. Top with finely ground sunflower seeds and place in oven on Broil for 4-5 minutes; then rotate for another 4-5 minutes (serve medium rare).

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Team Dancing with the Starfish debuting their favorite dishes: soy & sunflower seed salmon, roasted brussel sprouts, mushroom risotto and bruschetta.

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And there you have it, some entrees to fill you up, but with room for dessert of course! Can you think of anything you’d change in these recipes?

We challenge YOU to try these recipes out and let us know what you think.

We’ll even provide the Somersaults to support your efforts! Just comment on this post and let us know the dish you’d like to cook.

Happy cooking,

Stephanie

Introducing: The One One One Diet

January 23rd, 2014 by somersaults
    • Make Your New Year’s Resolution Stick in 2014!

      Somersaults Family Shot

       

      Somersault Snack Company is the baker of healthy, nut free sunflower seed snacks and they’d like to share a 10% discount off your entire order with anyone who orders my book, The One One One Diet.

      Tackle that get healthy resolution by stocking up with snacks high in nutrition that won’t bring you down or make you feel sluggish.  With 6g of protein, 3g of fiber and 5 scrumptious flavors- start fresh in the new year and become your best, healthy new you!

       

      Follow these 4 steps to receive your discount code via email. Offer Valid until 1/31/2014.

      1.  Visit www.TheOneOneOneDiet.com

      2. Order The One One One Diet  from your preferred retailer/outlet.

      3.  Forward your Order Confirmation email to admin@theoneoneonediet.com

      4.  Add “Somersaults” to the subject line and send.

      You will receive your coupon code within 24 hours! Thank you for your support.

      – See more at: http://theoneoneonediet.com/somersaults-snack-co-loves-the-one-one-one-diet/#sthash.gO6cY6tj.aUFm18ii.dpuf

Our very own Rania Batayneh, MPH, has released a book called “The One One One Diet” to help you stick to your New Years Resolution to become the healthiest version of yourself.

      What’s the 1:1:1 diet?
      It centers around no-nonsense, balanced nutrition, with meals consisting of equal parts carbs, protein and fat.

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Check out this deal, open to Somersault fans and friends, open for one more week (through 1/31/14)!

    Follow these 4 steps to redeem your discount code:
    1. Visit www.TheOneOneOneDiet.com
    2. Place your order from your preferred retailer
    3. Forward your email confirmation to admin@theoneoneonediet.com
    4. Add “Somersaults” to the subject line and hit “send”
      **You’ll receive your coupon code within 24 hours.

We invite you to discuss: what is your biggest health hurdle?

Happy balanced eating,

Stephanie

Follow these 4 steps to receive your discount code via email. Offer Valid until 1/31/2014.

1.  Visit www.TheOneOneOneDiet.com

2. Order The One One One Diet  from your preferred retailer/outlet.

3.  Forward your Order Confirmation email to admin@theoneoneonediet.com

4.  Add “Somersaults” to the subject line and send.

You will receive your coupon code within 24 hours! Thank you for your support.

– See more at: http://theoneoneonediet.com/somersaults-snack-co-loves-the-one-one-one-diet/#sthash.gO6cY6tj.aUFm18ii.dpuf

Follow these 4 steps to receive your discount code via email. Offer Valid until 1/31/2014.

1.  Visit www.TheOneOneOneDiet.com

2. Order The One One One Diet  from your preferred retailer/outlet.

3.  Forward your Order Confirmation email to admin@theoneoneonediet.com

4.  Add “Somersaults” to the subject line and send.

You will receive your coupon code within 24 hours! Thank you for your support.

– See more at: http://theoneoneonediet.com/somersaults-snack-co-loves-the-one-one-one-diet/#sthash.gO6cY6tj.aUFm18ii.dpuf

Somersault Snack Company is the baker of healthy, nut free sunflower seed snacks and they’d like to share a 10% discount off your entire order with anyone who orders my book, The One One One Diet.

Tackle that get healthy resolution by stocking up with snacks high in nutrition that won’t bring you down or make you feel sluggish.  With 6g of protein, 3g of fiber and 5 scrumptious flavors- start fresh in the new year and become your best, healthy new you!

 

Follow these 4 steps to receive your discount code via email. Offer Valid until 1/31/2014.

1.  Visit www.TheOneOneOneDiet.com

2. Order The One One One Diet  from your preferred retailer/outlet.

3.  Forward your Order Confirmation email to admin@theoneoneonediet.com

4.  Add “Somersaults” to the subject line and send.

You will receive your coupon code within 24 hours! Thank you for your support.

– See more at: http://theoneoneonediet.com/somersaults-snack-co-loves-the-one-one-one-diet/#sthash.gO6cY6tj.aUFm18ii.dpuf

Make Your New Year’s Resolution Stick in 2014!

Somersaults Family Shot

 

Somersault Snack Company is the baker of healthy, nut free sunflower seed snacks and they’d like to share a 10% discount off your entire order with anyone who orders my book, The One One One Diet.

Tackle that get healthy resolution by stocking up with snacks high in nutrition that won’t bring you down or make you feel sluggish.  With 6g of protein, 3g of fiber and 5 scrumptious flavors- start fresh in the new year and become your best, healthy new you!

 

Follow these 4 steps to receive your discount code via email. Offer Valid until 1/31/2014.

1.  Visit www.TheOneOneOneDiet.com

2. Order The One One One Diet  from your preferred retailer/outlet.

3.  Forward your Order Confirmation email to admin@theoneoneonediet.com

4.  Add “Somersaults” to the subject line and send.

You will receive your coupon code within 24 hours! Thank you for your support.

– See more at: http://theoneoneonediet.com/somersaults-snack-co-loves-the-one-one-one-diet/#sthash.gO6cY6tj.aUFm18ii.dpuf

Somersault Receipe Challenge: Appetizers

December 17th, 2013 by somersaults

This past week the Somersault Team split into two teams to battle, Iron Chef Style, at ITK Culinary in Sausalito, CA. Our secret ingredient? You guessed it…sunflower seeds!

We’ll share (1) appetizers, (2) entrées and (3) dessert recipes with you.

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We started with wine, but what’s the one menu today?

Appetizers by our very own Becky Albrecht!

 

Gluten Free Bruschetta with Tomato & sunflower seeds

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  •   4 large potatoes
  •  6 or 7 ripe plum tomatoes (about 1 1/2 lbs)
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 Tbsp extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon balsamic vinegar
  • 2 Tbsp sunflower seeds
  • Salt and freshly ground

 

                                                                      Boil potatoes for approximately 5 minutes.  You want them to be firm as you will be cooking them a little longer to get them crisp.  Slice them into in to 1/4 inch slices making them into medallion type circles.  Add them to a hot pan with 1Tbsp of the olive oil.  Cook on medium high heat until brown on both sides and cooked through.

Remove from pan and put on a paper towel to absorb the remaining oils. 

Cut a peeled garlic clove in half and rub it over the top of all the potato slices.  Set aside.

Topping -

Dice and de-seed the Roma tomatoes.  Put them in a small bowl and add minced garlic, remaining Olive oil, vinegar salt and pepper to taste.  Stir and let stand for 10 minutes.  Stir in sunflower seeds right before serving.

Spoon a heaping spoonful of the tomatoes onto the top of the potatoes and garnish with rosemary.

 

Brussel sprouts with bacon & sunflower seeds

brussellspouts

  • 1 pound Brussels sprouts, trimmed and halved lengthwise
  • 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1/4c. shallots minced
  • 2 tablespoons parmesan cheese
  • 2 Tablespoons toasted sunflower seeds
  • Salt and pepper to taste

 

Preheat oven to 400°F.  Cut bacon into pieces and fry until done but not crisp.  Remove from heat and set aside.

Cut Brussel sprouts in half and lightly coat with olive oil and Salt and pepper to taste.  (Go light on the salt because the bacon will add some salty flavor.)  Spread the brussel sprouts onto a baking sheet and put in the oven to roast for approximately 15 minutes until lightly browned.

Remove from oven.

Add the bacon and enough bacon fat to cover the bottom of a pan and heat to medium high.  Once hot, add the brussel sprouts to the pan and fry them until browned on one or more sides.  Turn heat down to medium and add shallots and garlic.  Cook for 1-2 more minutes until shallots are see through.  Don’t burn them as the garlic will be bitter.

Remove from pan and place in a bowl.  Sprinkle the top with the Parmesan cheese and sunflower seeds.

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And there you have it, some appetizers to get your mouth watering and ready for the main course to follow! Would you tweak anything in the recipes?

We challenge YOU to try these recipes out and let us know what you think.

We’ll even provide the Somersaults to support your efforts! Just email stephanie@somersaultsnackco.com (in December 2013) and let us know the dish you’d like to cook.

 

Happy cooking,

Stephanie

Healthy Mama, Happy Family: Me Time

December 16th, 2013 by somersaults

By Cambria Copeland, Mom

“Me time.” Remember what that was?

We as moms are busy people. We are the ultimate caregivers. We take care of bumps, bruises and runny noses. We keep track of our kids’ (and husband’s) belongings. We make sure everyone eats healthy, well-balanced meals, gets exercise and sleeps well. We are the household CEO.

But do we do these things for ourselves?

As a mom, I’ve found that I certainly don’t go to the gym like I used to. I often eat things that are processed and easy to prepare, or (dare I say it) drive through a fast food joint to try not to disturb my child who is napping in her car seat during lunchtime. I sometimes don’t get a shower in everyday and yes I have actually forgotten to brush my teeth. Needless to say, my “me time” has become limited and many Somersault-lover moms have expressed the same woe.

According to psychologist and author of The Hidden Feelings of Motherhood, Katherine Kendall-Tacket, PhD, mom’s should have 15-20 minutes of “me time” a day to decompress and recompose. Then once a week should take a longer block of time to go out and do something for their self. Incorporating “me time” into moms busy schedules will help make a happier, healthier mom. So from one busy mama to another, here are some tips to help us become happier and healthier:

  1. Designate a few hours a day (or even week, if that’s all you can get) for yourself. Get out of the house. Go to the bookstore. Hole up in the back room with a good book. Have lunch with friends. Go see a movie. You’ll be amazed what these few hours can do for your psyche.
  2. Get a manicure and pedicure every couple of weeks. Make the appointments ahead of time so you are committed.
  3. Put exercise time on the calendar. Join a bootcamp or sign up with a trainer. Not only do they keep you motivated to keep up with your exercise, it’s time on the calendar that is just for you. If you can’t get away from your little one, look into baby bootcamps, stroller work out groups or babysitting services at the gym.
  4. Join a mom’s group. Check out www.meetup.com to find a group near you. Not only do they plan play dates, they often offer “Moms Night Out” events.
  5. Make household chores easy on yourself. Make a schedule for cleaning. Plan meals. Prepare a shopping list. If funds permit, indulge in a housekeeper once a month.
  6. Eat healthy. Keep lots of healthy, easy to prepare foods on hand. Pre-portion your favorite Somersault snacks so they are easy to take on the go. If you have to eat out, try to select the healthiest option on the menu.
  7. Include other adults in your “me time.” Go shopping or grab a bite with friends. Get a babysitter and have a date night with your partner.

Though it’s difficult to take time away from your family, it’s important to do. Don’t feel guilty for taking “me time.” It’s vital to keeping you healthy and happier so that you are the best you can be for your family and avoid burn out. While they will miss you when you are away, ultimately your family wants you to be healthy, happy.

What makes you a healthy, happy mama? We’d love to know. Email your healthy, happy mama strategy to: contactus@somersaultsnackco.com.

Happy Snacking!

Eating Clean & Allergen Free

October 29th, 2013 by somersaults

Nutrition in Food Allergies

by Katie Ferraro, MPH, RD, CDE

Food allergies afflict almost 15 million Americans, and 1 in 13 children suffer from a food allergy. While there is no cure for food allergy, avoiding potential allergens is of utmost importance to prevent allergic reactions.

If you or someone you know has a food allergy, here’s the lowdown on the latest in food allergy information:

Beware of the Big 8

Did you know that just 8 foods account for almost 90% of food allergies in the United States?

Referred to as “The Big 8”, these are the 8 foods that people are most commonly allergic to:

  • Milk
  • Egg
  • Wheat
  • Soy
  • Fish
  • Shellfish
  • Peanut
  • Tree nut

Outgrowing Allergies

The National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) states that children usually outgrow allergies to milk, egg, soy, and wheat. On the other hand, they are less likely to outgrow allergies to peanuts and tree nuts.

A Nut by Any Other Name…

If a peanut isn’t a tree nut…what is it? Peanuts are legumes, they grow underground, as opposed to tree nuts, which grow…well…on trees! Children with peanut allergies are usually at increased risk for also having an allergy to one or more tree nuts. As a result, most experts advise people with peanut allergies to also avoid tree nuts, and vice versa.

 

Eating Clean & Allergen-Free

A great resource for learning more about meal planning with food allergies is the Food Allergy Research  & Education (FARE) website at www.foodallergy.org. There you can learn about identifying allergens on food packaging and labels as well as selecting allergen-free food and menu items for use both at home and restaurants.

When it comes to snacking, Somersault Snacks are a delicious nut free option for kids and adults alike. While many sunflower seeds are processed in facilities that result in cross-contact with peanuts or tree nuts, our sunflower seed nuggets are completely nut free, allowing people with peanut or tree nut allergies to snack safely.

To learn more about Somersault Snacks, check out our products page at http://www.somersaultsnackco.com/?event=enjoy.snacking