The school provides snack each day. We do not serve foods that contain “trans fat.” Brita water pitchers are located in each classroom and water is always available to children. Dairy products, when served, are 1% or 2% fat only.
Children in the full-day program bring lunch to school. Lunch and drink should be sent in clearly labeled bags or lunch boxes every day. Food should be nutritious, and of course, candy and gum are not allowed. Half a sandwich, fresh fruit and/or vegetable and a juice or milk box are recommended. Yogurt, pasta, bagel, and cereal are other favorites. Please send food that you know your child likes to eat. No glass containers, please.
Snack and lunch food choices must be in compliance with the school’s nut-aware guidelines and any other specific allergy restrictions in a given classroom.
IPS is a nut-aware school. Should a student have another food allergy, his or her classroom will be designated as “aware” of that food (i.e. “dairy-aware”). In that case, food and beverages containing dairy would not be allowed in that classroom. All food items brought into class have to have the ingredients clearly marked. Food items that are not clearly marked will not be served. Should there be a student with an airborne food allergy, then the entire school will not serve that food. We expect parents of children with allergies to provide us with all the information we need to ensure that appropriate practices are put in place.
DUE TO A VARIETY OF ALLERGIES, NO FOOD IS ALLOWED IN THE COMMON AREAS OF THE SCHOOL.
Cakes ‘N Shapes is a totally nut-free kitchen in Midtown West that specializes in photo cakesand cupcakes. But owner Edie isjust as happy to whip up a batch of plain ole vanilla and chocolate cupcakes –delicious, and $2 each. Photocupcakes are $3.50 each, with a 12-cupcake minimum per image; cakes to feed 10people are $65. By appointment only– 466 West 51st Street, 212-629-5512 – www.cakesnshapes.com
The Donut Pub in downtown Manhattan is a completely nut-free, family-owned donut shop and bakery. Call at least a day ahead to order cupcakes (red velvet, vanilla, chocolate; from $2.30 a piece). In the store, they sell tasty donuts,muffins, black-and-white cookies and divine chocolate brownies with chocolate icing. 203 West 14th Street, 212-929-0126
Eleni’s is located in Chelsea Market (their Upper East Side location has closed). All products are nut-free, and they deliver. Visit elenis.com. 75 Ninth Avenue (at 15th Street)
We’ll order for you!
IPS Office Manager Amy Lorowitz will order cupcakes for you with at least two weeks’ notice. Email AmyL@IPSnyc.org.
If you would like to bake for yourself:
Cake Mixes and Frosting
Dr. Oetker (Whole Foods)
Cherrybrook Kitchens (This is also egg- and dairy-free)
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