Children and recreation, group of happy multiethnic school kids playing tug-of-war with rope in city park. Summer camp fun.

Camp season is here, parents are anxiously watching their children pack into school buses and vans to head off for summer camp. Camp is a very special place where kids from every walk of life can meet and form fast friendships. Counselors oversee everything from bonfires, canoeing, to capture the flag. These precious few weeks spur lasting memories and are a treasured part of American culture.

The summer season is also very special for the SunButter team. While we might not get to spend as much time jumping on the blob as we would like, we stay busy supporting nutritional health in camps across the country.

Approximately 11 million Americans — that’s one in twenty-five people — have known food allergies.[1] With those kind of odds, summer camp organizations are having to cater to children with every sort of dietary restriction and/or allergy. As you can imagine, feeding this diverse bunch is challenging and carries a tremendous level of responsibility.

“Finding the right camp for your child with allergies or asthma can seem daunting, depending on how serious their symptoms are,” said allergist Bryan Martin, DO, president of the American College of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology (ACAAI). “The good news is more camps understand what goes into keeping a child with allergies or asthma safe and making sure they have the right precautions in place. It’s important to be specific about your child’s needs and to search for a camp that’s a good fit.”[2]

SunButter was created to be a good fit for everyone. Made from natural sunflower seeds raised in areas where peanuts are not grown, SunButter is not only a safe and nutritious alternative to peanut butter for those campers with dietary restrictions, but it also comes in a variety of sizes to meet your camp’s specific needs (5 Lb. Tub, 1.1, 1.5, & 2.2 oz. Cups, or Larger Bulk Pails). SunButter is:

  • Free from the Top 8 Food Allergens
  • Packed with Protein
  • High in Vitamins & Minerals
  • 0 Trans Fatty Acid
  • Gluten Free
  • Kosher Certified

If you are interested in learning more about how SunButter can support your Summer Camp, contact us here.

[1] http://asthmaandallergies.org/food-allergies/food-allergy-basics/
[2] http://acaai.org/news/allergies-and-asthma-are-bigger-summer-camp-challenges-homesickness

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