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PostPosted: Wed Nov 09, 2011 6:42 am 
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Here are five strategies for dining out with food allergies, gleaned from chefs, the Food Allergy & Anaphylaxis Network and my own experience.


http://www.washingtonpost.com/lifestyle ... story.html

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PostPosted: Wed Nov 09, 2011 5:18 pm 
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It's a good reminder! It takes a little more work, but it's the only way that I've found to be able to relax and enjoy the meal.

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Daughter: asthma, allergies to egg, milk, peanuts, tree nuts, most legumes (not soy) & penicillin. Developing hayfever type allergies.
Husband: no allergies
Me: allergies to some tree that flowers in May
Cat: allergic to beef, pork and lamb


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PostPosted: Thu Nov 10, 2011 8:15 am 
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They forgot the most important. BE NICE, remember to not sound condescending (even if you don't mean to be) when explaining things, anxiety can make us appear angry...and who wants to serve the angry mom.

AND MOST OF ALL, say THANK YOU, over and over and over if they do a great job. Some genuine appreciation :swing :happydance goes a long way.

Then relax (as much as possible) and enjoy your meal. :banana

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4 yr old DS - asthma/eczema Anaphylactic to Peanuts, all tree nuts, sesame , all pea/lentil legumes, gelatin.
Allergic to trees, grass,ragweed, feathers, dander, mold and dust.
Outgrew eggs, fish, shellfish


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