Tag Archives: travel

Food Allergy and Field Trips: How to Keep Kids Safe

23 Apr

via the Nut-free Mom blog.

Field trips for kids with food allegies can be a real concern for parents. Visit Jenny’s post here.

I’ve chaperoned many field trips over the years and I’ve learned a lot about avoiding potential food allergy field trip pitfalls. Even if you can’t personally attend the field trip, you can still take steps to create a safer experience.


Have your child eat lunch in view of the teacher. Many allergic kids will get an “honor spot” next to or near to the teacher at lunchtime so that the teacher can easily keep an eye on them.


Traveling with food allergies? Theres an app for that – Health & Families, Life & Style – The Independent

15 Sep

Traveling with food allergies? Theres an app for that – Health & Families, Life & Style – The Independent.

A team of computer engineers has developed a new application that enables travelers with food allergies, health conditions and aversions to obtain instant translations of food menu items.

Developed by a team of researchers fromPurdue University and announced last week, the app yields real-time translations – it takes on average 0.09 seconds – without the need for an internet connection or server, creators

How to Plan an Allergy-Friendly Family Vacation

10 Sep

[via petergreenberg]

Family travel blogger Nancy Solomon of Ciao Bambino offers her tips for planning an allergy-free family vacation.

There are many apps out there, easily found when you search “allergy”, “gluten” or “nut-free.” The apps I find most helpful are: Allergy Eats, I Can Eat, Restaurant Nutrition, Allergy Guard, and Allergy Translator. I constantly use Allergy Eats as it lists restaurants beyond the major chains and includes local favorites. Additionally, Yelpand Urban Spoon list restaurants with gluten-free options.

Ship Food Ahead of Time

Hard to find specialty food items can be purchased and shipped directly to your destination before travel begins. This way you guarantee that you’ll have what you need without taking up valuable suitcase space or vacation time.


Flying with Food Allergies

3 Sep






If you are planning a flight and have concerns about food allergy you should read this post about advance planning to keep air travel safe by Suite101

Fear of flying is a common anxiety. For those with food allergies, flying can be risky. Food allergic passengers are exposed to potentially dangerous food proteins when airline snacks are served or when other passengers eat food they brought on the plane. Several airlines are making things easier for those with food allergies