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PostPosted: Mon Apr 12, 2010 4:02 pm 
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http://eatnutfree.com/2010/04/introduci ... assistant/
I was just curious to know if anyone finds these useful? I have not yet had a chance to try them out (we don't eat out often enough!)
From what I have read, besides the post above, I have heard that they can be very good, especially when, like me, you may forget to ask or tell the waiter something. The cards can have all the info you need.

I don't have any affiliation with this company, I am just curious what people think.


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PostPosted: Tue Apr 13, 2010 8:25 am 
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There are plenty of allergy cards on the market. We don't use them but then we don't eat out very often and when we do, it's somewhere that we've had ++ communication in advance.

When dd is a teenager, I think allergy cards will allow her to quietly communicate with the staff and they will be more likely to believe her.

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PostPosted: Tue Apr 13, 2010 1:48 pm 
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good point,
Some kids dont like to advertise that they have a food allergy. Using the cards can make it more discreet.

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PostPosted: Wed Apr 14, 2010 6:36 am 
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Imagine a group of teens acting...well like teens. Boistrous, clowning around that sort of thing. It is not unusual for a few of them to try to flex their power by harrassing the wait staff (yes-I know it isn't just teens). The the staff come to your child in the turn to take the order, and is met with questions about how the food is cooked.

An allergy card helps to reinforce that this is not just another kid acting up. This is a real issue and needs to be taken seriously. Staff not taking teens seriously has been a real issue in the past. I'm hoping that by the time my daughter gets there, more people will understand anaphylaxis.

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Husband: no allergies
Me: allergies to some tree that flowers in May
Cat: allergic to beef, pork and lamb


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