For people with potentially life-threatening (severe) allergies, dining out can be tricky. Some folks may be concerned about the best way to avoid exposure to certain foods or ingredients within food products, or want to feel more comfortable about food preparation. Below you’ll find tips and guides that offer information on how to avoid allergic triggers and helpful strategies to enjoy meals outside of the home while managing your potentially life-threatening allergies.
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Allergy-Friendly Cooking Demonstration Video with Kelly Rudnicki
Check out this fun cooking demonstration with blogger, Kelly Rudnicki, The Food Allergy Mama, as she bakes and decorates allergy-friendly chocolate cookies.
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Allergy-Friendly Recipes from Food Allergy Chefs and Authors Kelly Rudnicki and Cybele Pascal
Practice your cooking skills and whip up these delicious allergy-friendly treats that will be sure to please all. Try one or all of them from Kelly Rudnicki's The Food Allergy Mama's Easy, Fast Family Meals and Cybele Pascal's The Allergen-Free Baker's Handbook.
Re-create allergy-friendly versions of your favorite recipes with these handy food substitution cards created for the top allergens, including milk, eggs, peanuts, fish/shellfish, tree nuts, soybeans and wheat.
The Chef Card Template, developed by Food Allergy Research & Education (FARE), is a tool for people with food allergies to communicate with those preparing their food about their allergens and ingredients that might contain a particular allergen.
Kids with Food Allergies’ Cards to Help Read Labels
Reading food labels can be a challenge, especially when you have allergens to avoid. Download Kids With Food Allergies’ travel-friendly, printable food cards, which list common names for specific allergens, including milk, eggs, soybeans, peanuts and wheat.
Are you or someone you know allergic to latex? Check out the American Latex Allergy Association (ALAA) resource to see which popular chain restaurants do and do not use latex gloves in food preparation.
Want to help a restaurant become allergy-friendly? Let them know about FARE’s “Resources for Restaurants” section, which includes information about a new national training program for restaurant personnel to help them become more aware of food allergies.