by June Ramey and Kristine Dzagan
Traveling with lots of food allergies can definitely be troublesome. In essence, we who have food allergies are trusting people we have never met and who may not be aware of how devastating food allergies can be to get us a healthy meal. We can do our part by being specific, but if the people on the other end don't take it seriously, or the waitperson doesn't relay all the information, it's up to us to ferret out whether we should enjoy a meal at a particular place from obscure signals and Hercule Poirot-type clues. So here are some tips for eating safe while traveling:
June Ramey serves as the Board Secretary for the S.A.F.E. Food Pantry. She and her daughter, Kris Dzagan, co-authors of Celiac Creations for Multiple Food Allergies: How To Survive When Your Food Is Killing You are dedicated volunteers to the organization and have been featured speakers at past Food for Thought sessions.
The S.A.F.E. Food Pantry is an all-volunteer, 501(c)(3) organization based in Howard County, Maryland.