Dining Out with Food Allergies (Video & Resources)

On March 12, 2013, Kids With Food Allergies hosted a webinar on the topic of dining out with food allergies. Our guest speakers were Sloane Miller and Dr. Michael Pistiner. We thank Mylan, who provided the educational grant to make this webinar possible. The video and resources from the webinar are now available for your convenience:



RESOURCES THAT ACCOMPANY THE VIDEO:


Register to Become a Member of Kids With Food Allergies Foundation
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sloane-miller-300dr_pistiner2Sloane Miller, Allergic Girl
www.allergicgirl.com


Dr. Michael Pistiner, AllergyHome
www.allergyhome.org

Find an Allergist

www.aaaai.org

www.acaai.org

 

Allergy Action Plan
AAAAI Anaphylaxis Emergency Action Plan

Epinephrine Autoinjectors


Epi-Pen: $0 co-pay offer provides up to $100 off per EpiPen 2-Pak.  Follow the instructions on their website to request your EpiPen co-pay card.

Auvi-Q
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Hidden Names of Allergens

Printable cards are available from Kids With Food Allergies:
Milk Allergy
Egg Allergy
Soy Allergy
Peanut Allergy
Wheat Allergy

Additional information for tree nut allergy and sesame allergy.

Restaurant Chef Cards
www.allergytranslation.com
www.selectwisely.com

Medical Identification Jewelry
www.medicalert.org
www.hopepaige.com 

Restaurant Reviews 
www.allergyeats.com 
www.allerdine.com 

AllergyEats: Top-Rated Allergy-Friendly Restaurant Chains in the U.S.


Cross-Contamination
KFA: Avoiding Cross-Contamination in the Kitchen 
KFA: Speak to the Restaurant Manager Before Your Visit
Dr. Michael Pistiner: Know sources of cross-contact (oils from fryers, salad bars, shared pans, common grills, serving utensils); request making food from scratch to avoid cross-contact.


Research Studies
Not Dining Out Negatively Affects Quality of Life for Families with Food Allergies

Cleaning Surfaces to Remove Allergens
Restaurant Confidence in Serving Allergic Customers 

Laws and Regulations
Act Increases Food Allergy Awareness in Massachusetts Restaurants
Food Allergen Labeling Consumer Protection Act
Department of Justice Answers Questions About Restaurant Responsibilities 
 

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"The webinar was very well put together and very professional.  I appreciate that information such as this is "out there" and given to the public free of charge.  It is also nice to know that "allergy parents" are not alone...there are many, many of us out there!"

 

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About the Speakers

Sloane Miller, food allergy advocate, author and life coach, is founder and President of Allergic Girl Resources, Inc., a consultancy devoted to food allergy awareness. Ms. Miller was born with food allergies and developed asthma and environmental allergies as a child. She consults with private clients, the healthcare, food and hospitality industries, government and not-for-profit advocacy organizations.


Ms. Miller earned her Master of Social Work at the New York University’s Silver School of Social Work and her Master of Fine Arts in Writing and Literature at Bennington College. In 2006 she started Please Don't Pass the Nuts, an award-winning blog for and about people affected by food allergies. In 2011, John Wiley & Sons published Ms. Miller's first book, Allergic Girl: Adventures in Living Well With Food Allergies, the definitive how-to guide. Ms. Miller combines a lifetime of personal experience and passion with professional expertise to connect with people about how to live safely, effectively, and joyously with food allergies.


Michael Pistiner, MD, MMSc, is a pediatric allergist and a father of children with food allergies. He is the chair of Kids With Food Allergies Foundation's medical advisory team and is a co-founder of AllergyHome.org. He has been on a mission to make dining out safer for kids with food allergies and helped implement new regulations in the state of Massachusetts.

 

Dr. Pistiner is a medical director of shared medical appointments for Harvard Vanguard Medical Associates, as well as an instructor of pediatrics at Boston Children’s Hospital. He serves as a voluntary consultant for the Massachusetts Department of Public Health, School Health Services. He is a fellow in the American Academy of Pediatrics where he is a member of the Council of School Health and the Section of Allergy & Immunology, and is a member of the American Academy of Allergy Asthma & Immunology where he is a member of the Adverse Reaction to Food Committee. He also serves on the board of Asthma & Allergy Foundation of America, New England Chapter. Dr. Pistiner is the author of Everyday Cool with Food Allergies, a children's book designed to teach basic food allergy management skills to preschool and early school age children.

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