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by Raquel Durban, MS, RD, LD/N
Are your children excited to celebrate Easter soon? But do they have food allergies? Is that causing you to stress? We’re here to help.
Here are some tips and resources to help you navigate the upcoming holidays:
Offer to host if someone in your family has a food allergy so you know all foods served are allergy friendly.
Prepare the plate for your food allergy loved one first to prevent cross-contact.
If going to someone else’s home for a meal, bring a portion that all can enjoy of an allergy friendly food to emphasize inclusion.
Plan some activities that don’t involve food like a bunny hop or chicken dance or pin the fluff on the bunny with cotton balls and tape.
If having an egg hunt, stuff the eggs with non-food treats, and that way you know you’re being food allergy safe.
If dyeing eggs, look for ceramic dyable eggs as an option. (EggNots)
Always remember to carry your epinephrine autoinjector.
Here are a few additional resources for you as well:
Tips to Safely Celebrate Easter with Food Allergies by Kids with Food Allergies
Alternatives to Traditional Easter Activities by Food Allergy Research & Education (FARE)
Easter Tips & Recipe Ideas from Food Allergy Research & Education (FARE)
Raquel Durban is CAAC’s registered dietitian, who assists patients with general nutrition assistance and also food allergy guidance. She is available for in-person and virtual appointments. To make an appointment with Raquel, call 704-372-7900.
Please note: Due to healthcare privacy laws, we cannot answer any questions pertaining to personal health information by e-mail.
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