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Frequently Asked Questions

General

SpoonfulOne has a purpose: to help protect your baby from developing a food allergy.* Created by a leading pediatric allergist, SpoonfulOne is based on landmark research as well as proprietary studies. Designed specifically for the Food Allergy Protection Plan, each serving includes all of the food groups responsible for over 90% of food allergies. Each product includes a spoonful of our Foundational Food Blend—small, safe amounts of peanuts, milk, shellfish (shrimp), tree nuts (almond, cashew, hazelnut, pecan, pistachio, and walnut), egg, fish (cod and salmon), grains (wheat and oat), soy, and sesame. With such precise portions, it takes repeated dietary exposure over time to safely allow your baby’s immune system to grow up accustomed to a diverse range of foods.

Feeding your baby SpoonfulOne each day, starting as early as 4-months-old and continuing through early childhood, helps train his or her tummy to accept food as food, rather than as an allergen. For consistency and convenience, SpoonfulOne is available in various forms to meet the growing needs of children. Our Mix-in is ideal for children, starting as early as 4-months-old. Then, once children are accustomed to chewing solid foods, our Strawberry and Banana Puffs are the perfect, on-the-go snack.  And for the Toddler, our Cocoa Chip, Blueberry and Vanilla crackers will continue to keep them on SpoonfulOne and keep the Parent worry free!

A food allergy prevention strategy requires starting before a food allergy develops. Research says that early and regular dietary exposure to a food may reduce the risk of a child developing an allergy to that food.* So, early is better than later. But, later is better than never. The most important consideration is starting before a child develops a food allergy, which can happen at any time as they grow up. SpoonfulOne is not for children who have been diagnosed with a food allergy.

SpoonfulOne helps to protect your child from developing a food allergy.* Over the last generation, food allergy rates have accellerated dramatically. In fact, 2 out of 3 children who develop a food allergy did not have a parent with a food allergy. Babies are not born with food allergies. They develop them over time. But leading research shows that early and regular dietary exposure to foods like peanut may reduce the risk of a child developing an allergy to that food. Each SpoonfulOne product includes a spoonful of our Foundational Food Blend—small, safe training portions of peanuts, milk, shellfish (shrimp), tree nuts (almond, cashew, hazelnut, pecan, pistachio, and walnut), egg, fish (cod and salmon), grains (wheat and oat), soy, and sesame. With such a precise formula, it takes repeated dietary exposure over time to safely allow your baby’s immune system to grow up accustomed to a diverse range of foods. Feeding your baby SpoonfulOne each day, starting as early as 4-months-old and continuing through early childhood, helps train his or her tummy to accept food as food, rather than as an allergen.

SpoonfulOne was designed to support consistent daily use: one packet, once daily, for one year. Our products are made with precise portions, so it takes repeated dietary exposures over time to safely, and gently, allow your baby’s immune system to grow up accustomed to a diverse range of foods. Miss a day here or there? As long as you resume SpoonfulOne and keep a consistent routine, you're doing great.

We've designed SpoonfulOne products to be stored at room temperature, so you can keep them wherever is most convenient for you: your kitchen counter, your pantry, or in your child’s diaper bag when you are on-the-go!

SpoonfulOne is regulated by the FDA as a food. All SpoonfulOne products carry the FDA-issued Qualified Health Claim for reducing the risk of developing a peanut allergy. We manufacture SpoonfulOne under FDA's current Good Manufacturing Practice (cGMP).

SpoonfulOne should not be taken by a child who has already been diagnosed with a food allergy to any of the ingredients included in our product. At this time, we do not offer variations of SpoonfulOne with different ingredients. Each serving of our product contains the same ingredients of our Foundational Food Blend. Our goal is to create the most comprehensive and complete products by including the food groups most commonly responsible for food allergies. Only SpoonfulOne contains all of the food groups known to cause 90% of food allergies in every serving. Please consult your healthcare provider for questions about existing food allergies.

We recommend one pack of SpoonfulOne every day, for one year. Research showed that the ingredients in SpoonfulOne helped to keep healthy babies from developing allergy-triggering antibodies when fed consistently over the course of one year.

We developed SpoonfulOne to make it easy to include all of the most common food allergens in your baby’s diet. Each serving of SpoonfulOne includes the 9 food groups associated with over 90% of food allergies to help babies’ immune systems build tolerance over time. 

As long as you resume SpoonfulOne and keep a consistent routine, you're doing great.

My Account & Subscription

You can login and access your subscription account by navigating to the account icon in the header or using the account link in the footer of the site. You will need to login with your account email and password that you set-up when making your first subscription purchase.

Please log into your account and click manage subscriptions. From here, you will see an option to swap your next order in the menu options under Actions.

Clicking swap with take you to your current product dashboard. From here, you can make a new product selection. Clicking select on a product will replace your current product with the new product. This will be your subscription product going forward unless you make another swap.

** Swap is currently not a self-service option for prepaid subscriptions. Please contact customer support to swap or update the product in your prepaid subscription at support@spoonfulone.com or through our chat option.

Please log into your account and click manage subscription. From here, you will see an option to edit your billing details in the Billing Information section of your profile.

Please log into your account and click manage subscriptions. From here, you will see an option to skip your next order in the menu options under Actions.

Clicking skip will automatically skip your next upcoming order and take you to your order schedule dashboard. To "unskip," you can select this option from the Order Schedule dashboard in the Actions menu. 

**You must skip your order before the upcoming shipment is processed and your card is charged. You cannot skip this month's order AFTER it has been processed.

Currently, we only offer 28-pack subscriptions so the daily supply is not something that can be adjusted.

However, you can skip your next month order until you're ready for more product. Please reference the FAQ "What if I want to skip an order in my subscription?" for instructions on how to skip your next month's order.

We currently accept all major US credit and debit cards including Visa, Mastercard, American Express and Discover.

We also accept Apple Pay, Amazon Pay (for one-time purchases) and Paypal. We are currently not able to accept prepaid credit cards.

Due to the nature of our products, all one-time purchase and subscription orders that have shipped are final and may not be eligible for a return or refund.

Subscription orders that are canceled before shipment will not be charged to your payment method on file. Please see our Subscription Process on the Services under Terms & Conditions for more information.

Exception: If there is an issue (e.g. wrong product shipped, damaged product) with anything you received, please get in touch within 30 days of receiving your order. We cannot process refund requests beyond this period. Of note, this will be a refund to the original payment method and no return of the product back to SpoonfulOne is required.

You can reach us via email support@spoonfulone.com

You can contact us at SpoonfulOne by emailing us at support@spoonfulone.com or calling us at 844-81-SPOON (844-817-7666). Or if you'd like, open up a chat session with us!

 

Our address is 125 Willow Rd #200, Menlo Park CA 94025

Food Allergy Prevention

To protect your baby from developing a food allergy, it’s important to introduce solids and common allergens around 4-6 months of age and continue feeding them throughout early childhood. It’s not a “one and done” process. Your baby’s repeated and ongoing exposure to common allergens will help maintain tolerance to them.

SpoonfulOne is an easy way for parents to ensure their child gets 16 foods responsible for 90% of food allergies every day. When introduced around 4-6 months of age and continued routinely through early childhood, SpoonfulOne safely trains babies' tummies to tolerate common allergens.

For parents with specific health concerns, we always recommend consulting with a pediatrician or healthcare provider to determine whether food products like SpoonfulOne containing small amounts (30mg) of potentially allergenic foods like peanut and egg are appropriate for your child. SpoonfulOne should not be taken by a child who has already been diagnosed with a food allergy.

If your infant has severe eczema, AAP guidelines recommend checking with your healthcare provider before feeding any food that contains peanut, including SpoonfulOne. If your child has mild or moderate eczema, studies found that early dietary exposure to a potential food allergen, like peanut, is particularly important to reduce the risk of developing a food allergy.

It can be hard to decipher the difference between a food sensitivity and true food allergy. The difference between a food allergy and sensitivity is the body’s response. When you have a food allergy, your immune system causes the reaction. Your immune system overreacts by producing antibodies called Immunoglobulin E (IgE). These antibodies travel to cells that release chemicals, causing an allergic reaction. Symptoms of food allergy include hives, swelling, itching, anaphylaxis, and dizziness.

If you have a food sensitivity or intolerance, the reaction is triggered by the digestive system. It occurs when you are unable to properly breakdown the food. This could be due to enzyme deficiencies, sensitivity to food additives or reactions to naturally occurring chemicals in foods.
Symptoms of food sensitivity/intolerance include gas, bloating, diarrhea, constipation, cramping, and nausea.

It’s important if you suspect your child has a food allergy to contact their doctor immediately for further testing.

All babies are unfortunately at risk for developing a food allergy as living in the modern world has changed susceptibility. Increased risk factors include:
- Delaying food introduction. Research shows that if infants don’t incorporate peanut into their diet until 12 months of age, the risk of peanut allergy increases by 4x. If they wait until 18 months, the risk is even greater, 7x.
- Eczema. Research shows that babies with eczema can be over 600% more likely to develop a food allergy. In fact, it’s the number one risk factor for developing food allergies – representing an even bigger risk than having a family history of allergies.
- Gender. Research shows that females are at a 167% increased risk of developing a food allergy when compared to males.
- Ethnicity/Race. Research shows that Asians (128%), Blacks (120%), Hispanic (120%), and Multiple/Other (154%) are at increased risk of developing a food allergy when compared to Whites.

Guidelines vary around the world and from society to society. Advocacy is ongoing to create consensus between the groups. Currently, it’s well established that waiting to feed common allergens increases food allergy risk for babies and children. Guidelines here in the United States urge families to get common allergens, like peanut, into their infants' diets when they begin eating solid foods (around 4 to 6 months of age).

Guidelines also encourage families to make sure they keep a diverse diet ongoing through infancy and toddlerhood. Guidelines often focus on early introduction but parents should also know that it takes months to years of great exposure for food allergy protection to build and be maintained.

Usability

SpoonfulOne products were designed to be started in infancy and enjoyed through toddlerhood. Our Mix-ins were specially designed to be given to children starting as early as 4-months of age and are bottle compatible or can be mixed into solid foods. As children grow, they can continue with our Mix-ins or try other formats like our Puffs (6+ months) and Oat Crackers (12+ months). Mix and match any of our products!

SpoonfulOne is made with precise portions, so it takes repeated dietary exposures over time to safely, and gently, allow your baby’s immune system to grow up accustomed to a diverse range of foods. Scientific studies, such as LEAP and EAT, showed that early, consistent dietary exposures for 3-5 years resulted in dramatic reductions in risk. As a result, both the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) and the American Academy of Allergy Asthma and Immunology (AAAAI), recommend including a diverse range of foods, including potential allergens, as early as 4 months of age and continuing dietary exposure from infancy through childhood.

SpoonfulOne Mix-ins can be paired with breast milk and offered through a bottle as early as 4 months, if you’re able and willing to pump. If you prefer to exclusively breastfeed, we recommend using SpoonfulOne Mix-ins in whatever first foods you offer your baby. Food introduction ideally begins around 4-6 months of age.

It's okay if your child cannot get through a packet of SpoonfulOne in one feeding. You can spread out the serving over multiple feedings throughout the day. The only exception to this is bottle feedings using Mix-ins (please see bottle compatability section).

For effective food allergy protection, the goal is to reach feeding your child one serving of SpoonfulOne, once a day, for one full year.

We recommend trying out several of our product offerings. Our Mix-ins are mild in flavor and can be combined with lots of other ingredients or into recipes like smoothies and purees. Our Puffs come in strawberry and banana flavors, while our Oat Crackers come in cocoa chip, vanilla, and blueberry flavors.

Yes. The 16 food proteins and protein amounts are the same in every product. Use one pack a day, whether that be a Mix-in, a packet of Puffs, or a packet of Oat Crackers.

Safety

There's no need to wait and introduce foods one at a time. The risk of slow, single food introduction is that it can delay introduction and inclusion of common allergens during the most important window of time (infancy). Some families may want to introduce foods of concern one at a time, one day apart. However, some may feel confident going more quickly to get diet diversity.

At SpoonfulOne, we make sure your baby’s immune system is introduced to diverse foods while you work to get them in their diet at breakfast, lunch, and dinner. In the newest edition of Caring for Your Baby and Young Child, Birth to Age 5, which is published by the American Academy of Pediatrics, authors state: "In the past pediatricians recommended starting one new food every few days, so that you can see if a reaction occurs to that particular food. New research has shown that it is safe to start multiple foods at once."

If your child already has a food allergy when they eat SpoonfulOne, you may not know immediately which food(s) ingredient your child is reacting to. The small serving size of foods in SpoonfulOne foods rarely can cause a reaction in an allergic baby.

If your child does have a reaction, determining if your child has a food allergy will take further evaluation from a doctor and/or allergist. You’ll review together what foods your child is eating without reactions and narrow down testing to possible food ingredients. However, the far majority of children with food allergies typically have reactions after eating higher protein levels than those included in SpoonfulOne. We precisely portioned each of the 16 food proteins in our products to be small (30mg) and gentle, yet impactful enough for baby’s earliest feedings.

Safety is our #1 priority. In the rare case of a reaction during feeding, we understand the need to be prepared. Just like any food, it’s possible a child could have a reaction to SpoonfulOne if they’ve already developed a food allergy when they try it. However, it’s highly unlikely if introduced early, around 4-6 months of age.

The vast majority of SpoonfulOne feedings will be a non-event. The longer you wait, the greater the risk.

What to look for: The two most common signs of an allergic reaction for infants and toddlers are hives and vomiting within minutes to two hours. If this or other signs of an allergic reaction occur: discontinue SpoonfulOne and contact your child’s pediatrician.

If you have any further questions you can speak with a trained safety specialist at #1 (844) 81 SPOON or email us support@spoonfulone.com.

Ingredients

Our products are made with wholesome, real ingredients and contain no artificial colors, flavors, or preservatives. We are Certified Organic by Oregon Tilth and responsibly manufactured in the USA. Each SpoonfulOne product includes the same spoonful of peanuts, milk, shellfish (shrimp), tree nuts (almonds, cashews, hazelnuts, pecans, pistachios, and walnuts), egg, fish (cod and salmon), grains (oats and wheat), soy, and sesame.

Only SpoonfulOne validates its products’ proteins in order to meet our scientists’ exacting standards and to ensure structural integrity. From North America to New Zealand, we have scoured the earth to find the highest quality ingredients and have tested hundreds of foods to find the optimal combination of proteins for the greatest coverage in every child.

SpoonfulOne is manufactured responsibly in the United States in accordance with the FDA’s current Good Manufacturing Practice (cGMP), using quality U.S. and imported ingredients.

We have developed proprietary manufacturing equipment and methodologies that allow us to ensure our products are free from microbial contamination while in parallel preserving the protein structure that is so critical to the value proposition of SpoonfulOne.

We source the highest quality, organic ingredients with no artificial colors, flavors, or preservatives. Our products include less than 1 gram of sugar per serving. This is about the equivalent of 1 apple slice. This ensures that baby loves the complicated combination of flavors from seafood to fish to tree nut to sesame!

SpoonfulOne contains ingredients that are certified organic by Oregon Tilth including peanut, milk, and egg.

Yes. The egg in SpoonfulOne is baked in our Mix-Ins, Puffs and Crackers. All SpoonfulOne products are cooked or baked at a minimum of 200 degrees before they are packaged and ready to enjoy!

We are constantly evaluating parents’ needs for their children. It’s possible our products will change in the future to include new versions and variations, but currently SpoonfulOne includes the 16 foods that cover 90% of food allergies including the fourth most prevalent food allergy in children which is shellfish.

Bottle Compatibility

Yes! SpoonfulOne Mix-ins are perfect for bottles and can be enjoyed by babies 4+ months of age or older. At SpoonfulOne, we want babies exposed to all of these foods and proteins as early as possible, starting with mix-in in bottles of formula or expressed breastmilk at 4 months. Starting early and using every day is the safest and most effective way to use SpoonfulOne to protect against food allergies.

Yes! We developed SpoonfulOne Mix-ins to be compatible with either formula or breastmilk. So whatever your baby enjoys and supports your family’s feeding preferences will work perfectly!

In order to have optimal flow and allow the Mix-in to spread evenly, we recommend a minimum of 4 oz of liquid.

No. The nutrients in SpoonfulOne will not alter breastmilk or formula.

For optimal flow, we recommend using a size 3 nipple or larger. This is to help prevent clogging on your baby's bottle. If you continue to have issues with clogging, you can try a "Y" cut nipple.

We don't recommend this. Ideally, each SpoonfulOne Mix-in pack thats added to a bottle should be used and finished in one feeding.