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Food Allergies and the Holidays

two boys standingHoliday meals are usually elaborate affairs — a lot of delicious entrees, side dishes, appetizers and desserts. Many holiday activities center around food as well — baking cookies, gingerbread men and making gingerbread houses. When your child has a food allergy, it can make the holiday a bit more stressful. You want to be able to offer your child fun and delicious options while still keeping him safe.

Keeping your child safe from food allergies

When it comes to meals, there are a few ways to help keep your child with food allergies happy and safe this holiday. You probably know how to make delicious, allergy-safe meals in your own home, but how about school events or visiting relatives and friends? Here are a few tips to help keep your child safe:

When it comes to holiday fun, here are few safe and non-food related activities you can do with your child:

Reviewed by: Patrick S. Pasquariello Jr., MD
Date: November 2013

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