WellesleyWeston Magazine

SUMMER 2014

Launched in 2005, WellesleyWeston Magazine is a quarterly publication tailored to Wellesley and Weston residents and edited to enrich the experience of living in two of Massachusetts' most desirable communities.

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selective with products we've purchased over the years to ensure there's a substitution that eliminates nuts from more popular recipes," Delaney explains. "For example, we use sun butter rather than peanut butter for the PB&J offering." Wellesley High School has a sophisticated cafeteria register system in place. If there is a known allergy for a particular student as they purchase meals at school, it flashes on the register's screen as they check out. Delaney says the Wellesley schools have gone to these lengths not only for safety, but also for social reasons. "All students can be included in the lunch scene without having to feel left out, or go to a specific spot to eat," he says. Delaney notes that the schools' snacks are also nut free. "Every single one of the pre-pack- aged items we offer is nut free and made in a plant that doesn't process nuts," Delaney states. One such snack newly available in the Wellesley middle and high school is Skeeter Nut Free cinnamon and chocolate chip gra- hams. "The company has gone through great lengths to have their food products approved at the state level, according to rules that we have to abide by," says Delaney. "And they taste great, so it's a nice snack for everyone to enjoy." A Passion for A Solution Najarian, along with another father of a nut- allergy child, founded Skeeter Nut Free snacks in 2012 after 20 years in the financial services 139 s u m m e r 2 0 1 4 | W e l l e s l e y W e s t o n M a g a z i n e 136-140_WWMb14_fitness_allergies_v2_WellesleyWeston Magazine 4/28/14 11:59 AM Page 139

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