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7/23/13 3:29 PM
AllergyEats Presents The 2nd Annual Food Allergy Conference for Restaurateurs:What Every Restaurant Should Know About Food AllergiesTo Ensure Safety & Maximize Customer Engagement, Loyalty, and Revenue Boston, MA, July 17,...
3/6/13 2:09 PM
FREE WEBINAR: Dining Out With Food Allergies - Ask The Experts Register to submit your questions and then join our live discussion on eating out with food allergies. Our expert panel will answer your questions, share tips and personal stories, and...
3/13/13 5:34 PM
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...
1/16/13 2:09 PM
1/15/2013 -- This free online class was presented by Kids With Food Allergies Foundation as part of our educational outreach program. Our guest speaker was food allergy author Linda Coss. Dr. Michael Pistiner was our representative from...
2/13/13 5:55 PM
Recently we shared news about an agreement between Lesley University and the Justice Department in which the school agreed to provide accommodations for students with food allergies and celiac disease. (The school has a mandatory meal...
12/2/13 2:39 PM
Blog Entry by Lynda
I was thrilled to have the opportunity to recently speak at the 2nd Annual Allergy Eats Conference for Restaurateurs. My topic: The allergic diner’s point of view. Using my own family’s positive and negative restaurant experiences as...
3/5/14 10:58 AM
AllergyEats Releases 2014 List of Most Allergy-Friendly Restaurant Chains Updated List Spotlights Restaurants That Excel at Accommodating Food-Allergic Diners BOSTON, MA (March 4, 2004) - AllergyEats , the leading guide to allergy-friendly...
3/5/14 10:38 PM
I'm shocked to find Chipotle on that list! My daughter (6 y/o) LOVE'S Chipotle. One day she asked me why everything has soy (that's one of her allergens) in it. We decided to google it and found that soy lecithin is utilized as an emulsifier easing...
3/5/14 10:43 PM
Hi Yvonne - sorry you had a bad experience at Chipotle. Have you checked them lately?? They're in the process of phasing out the soy in the offerings in favor of rice bran oil. http://community.kidswithfooda...hipotle-menu-changes...
3/6/14 10:44 AM
Comment by MACEMama
I think the basis of this list is that it is based on user feedback. They are based on user-feedback. If you have a negative experience and share it, then that impacts their total score. If you have a positive experience and share...
3/6/14 11:06 AM
Comment by N Myeza
My daughter has severe allergic reaction to soy/soya bean. She ate gluten free pretzels containing soy lecithin and she didn't react although she still reacts to soy/soya containing products. I guess it has to do with conten/amount.......
3/6/14 11:07 AM
Comment by Stephanie1966
Explain to me about PF Chang's. My son has a sesame allergy and we were told to avoid Asian and Mediterranearn foods. Do they have sesame free options?
3/6/14 11:07 AM
Comment by czschack
I can't believe Burger King is not on the list! My daughter (who turns 15 this summer) and is anaphylactic to milk has been eating there for 13 years, and have never had so much a a rash! FYI-she's had dozens of severe allergic reactions...
3/6/14 11:07 AM
Hi Kathy P, This incident was actually pretty recent, two weeks ago. I am thrilled to hear that they are working on making there food enjoyable for everyone. I will definitely check out those forums. Thanks.
3/6/14 11:08 AM
Originally Posted by MACEMama: I think the basis of this list is that it is based on user feedback. They are based on user-feedback. If you have a negative experience and share it, then that impacts their total score. If you have a...
3/6/14 11:15 AM
All of these are based on user feedback. If you've had a bad experience, then go share that. If you've had a good experience somewhere, go share that. As for Chipotle, I know they are rolling out the change over. Our local...
3/6/14 11:34 AM
Originally Posted by N Myeza: My daughter has severe allergic reaction to soy/soya bean. She ate gluten free pretzels containing soy lecithin and she didn't react although she still reacts to soy/soya containing products. I guess it has to do...
3/6/14 11:34 AM
Originally Posted by czschack: I can't believe Burger King is not on the list! My daughter (who turns 15 this summer) and is anaphylactic to milk has been eating there for 13 years, and have never had so much a a rash! FYI-she's had dozens...
3/6/14 11:35 AM
The list will only get longer if we let the restaurants know about the allergens, the more who do the higher the likelihood they will consider making changes to there menu items.
3/6/14 12:25 PM
Comment by kally831
Although I feel Chipotle does make an honest effort by attempting to use allergy-friendly products, the risk of cross-contamination can be quite real if you/your child has an allergy to Milk (or, any of the other products they serve). The nature...
3/6/14 12:34 PM
Hi kally, My son has a very severe milk allergy and we eat at Chipotle 1-2 times per week. I can totally understand your apprehension. Here are some tips: One person handles your food. They will change their gloves first - sometimes you have to remind...
3/6/14 12:37 PM
We have found our local Applebee' s to be very supportive of our granddaughter's allergies (top 8 plus tomatoes, beans, peas, corn, beef). They cook her a chicken breast in a clean pan w/o oils, steam her fresh veggies from unused previously...
3/6/14 1:09 PM
That is amazing! Good for you! That must make her feel so delighted and safe =] Let me ask you...how did you find out about her other allergies?
3/6/14 1:11 PM
The packaged apple slices at McD's also have corn based ascorbic acid on them.
3/6/14 1:50 PM
Comment by blessedmommyof2
My son has had severe reactions to both Red Robin and Outback Steakhouse. We no longer eat out, found it is the safest way and it is healthier. We go out on date nights.
3/6/14 7:10 PM
Comment by czschack
Originally Posted by Mahbahlih: Hi kally, My son has a very severe milk allergy and we eat at Chipotle 1-2 times per week. I can totally understand your apprehension. Here are some tips: One person handles your food. They will change their gloves...
3/6/14 9:25 PM
Comment by MACEMama
Mexican and Italian restaurants skeeved me out too, until we discovered that one of our local Italian restaurants had safe bread for DS (flour, yeast, olive oil, sugar, and water). It was the first restaurant that puts bread on the table that...
3/6/14 9:42 PM
I was very skeptical of Mexican and Italian restaurants in the beginning. The idea that there was so much cheese in the kitchen made me very nervous. However, I was surprised to learn that many Mexican restaurants don't use much in the way of milk or...
3/6/14 9:44 PM
Originally Posted by MACEMama: Mexican restaurants where I live often have language barrier issues, so I never trusted them with FA, though I enjoyed the food when I would go out without DS. We also did Chipotle the same way Mahbahlih describes....
3/6/14 10:05 PM
Originally Posted by czschack: I have never even considered a Mexican or Italian restaurant because of all the cheese, but maybe I'll give chipolte a try. Thanks for the good info. You are welcome. And remember, if you don't like the way...
3/6/14 10:44 PM
Comment by Lucy L.
It depends on the Chipotle, the ones by us use sunflower oil with some items using rice bran. Our son has a soy intolerance and we've always been able to avoid soy at Chipotle.
3/7/14 11:14 AM
Comment by EAH123
I am very excited that Chipotle is moving away from soy oil. We've had great experiences at Outback and several steak places as well.
3/8/14 12:44 AM
When it is time to retest her allergies, her parents pick 6-8 possible allergens to test at that time. They are testing through blood tests once or twice a year. What gets tested depends on what she has been eating and what symptoms she...
3/8/14 12:56 AM
Hi sumo60 - frequency of testing is something that is very individualized. I will say that a lot docs used to test fairly regularly - like at the annual check up appointment. However, studies have shown that testing along is not enough to...
3/8/14 11:48 PM
Thanks for links to the articles. I did read them and found them interesting. I will check out the forums you mentioned.
4/3/13 1:28 PM
Comment by Kids With Food Allergies
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...
3/28/13 8:18 AM
Comment by Fatwally
I think requiring restaurants to server allergy food is goings to far. it's a different category from schools. People do not have eat in restaurants. The way children are required to attends school. Sorry, but this is going too far.
1/18/13 10:15 AM
My daughter has a life threatening nut allergy. She is 12 andhas extreme anxiety because of it. Is there a forum or blog for her that she herself can talk to others same ay have some of the same feelings. If not, is there a way to...
1/18/13 10:22 AM
Comment by Lynda
Thanks for asking. We've had parents request a children's or teens forum, but as an organization, we'd need to be compliant with the federal law, COPPA - Children's Online Child Protection and Privacy Act. As such, we'd need to have parental...
1/18/13 11:00 AM
Comment by janmumx4
Sounds like a good idea, but I'm not sure my son (12) would participate ! I can imagine more girls wanting to though.Look at it this way, how many dads do we see on the forums One other thing I'm not sure about is would the kids be able to see our...
1/27/13 7:10 PM
Thank you. I just posted something and also found a lot of other helpful topics to read up on. Thank you!
1/24/13 12:29 PM
I thought I would see more comments from other parents who may have children have similar feelings. I would be interested in helping set this up. Is there a phone number I could contact you at so we could talk live.
1/24/13 12:43 PM
Comment by cheymom
Hi Sandy! I encourage you to post on the Support Forums here at KFA. There are a lot of parents here with similar feelings. Here is the link to the main forum: http://community.kidswithfooda...rum/forum/main_forum ...
3/15/13 7:48 AM
Comment by Erin@SafeSoundFamily
Great resource, thank you so much! Dining out with even minor food allergies can be absolutely daunting.