Campers should bring in a dairy, nut free lunch. This meal should comply with our "nut-free policy".

Please read our policy below carefully:

Due to the severe nature of peanut allergies among several of our youngest campers, where even exposure to a minute amount of peanuts or tree nuts may produce a life-threatening reaction, Camp Gan Israel is a peanut and nut-free environment. All lunches and food brought from home must not contain any traces of peanuts, peanut butter, peanut oil or tree nuts. Tree nuts consist of: almonds, brazil nuts, cashews, chestnuts, filberts, hazelnuts, gianduja, hickory nuts, marzipan, nougat,

Nu-Nutsa, nut butters and pastes, pecans, pine nuts, pistachios, and walnuts.

Please read all labels thoroughly prior to sending food to camp. A list of sample lunches is provided. Campers will be instructed to not trade food and to thoroughly wash their hands after each meal and snack. If your child has peanut butter for breakfast, please be sure he/she washes his/her hands and face before coming to camp. In the event a child accidentally brings in a lunch item containing peanuts or tree nuts, Camp Gan Israel will substitute an appropriate lunch.

While we realize that these precautions may be inconvenient, they are necessary. By following the above measures, you will be helping to make the camp a safer environment for campers with peanut/nut allergies.

Sample Lunch Items:

• Sandwiches or crackers with egg salad, tuna salad, salmon salad or cheese

• Bagels with cream cheese and jelly or butter

• Drinkable yogurt with cut up fruit

• Grilled cheese sandwich

• Individual cottage cheese container and cut up fruit

• Frozen cheese raviolis or tortellini's with tomato sauce

• Macaroni and cheese

• Veggie burger

• Combine lettuce, apple chunks, kidney beans or chickpeas and tuna

• Apple chunks, cheese and/or tuna chunks, seedless grapes and celery slices with or without

• Cut up fruit

• Cut up vegetables: celery, carrots, broccoli, cauliflower and cucumbers with a container of
   dressing for dip

• Bean Salads

• "Fruit leathers" from Trader Joe's

• Pasta salad with dressing and one of the following combinations:

   Carrots, snow peas, cucumbers and tomatoes, broccoli and tuna chunks, zucchini, broccoli,
   tomatoes, lima beans, tuna and peas, corn and lima beans

Even though we prefer to have non-meat lunches, if your child will eat nothing else, please discuss
this with Miriam. We will try to work with you!