Traveling can be stressful enough, but traveling with a severe food allergy can potentially be dangerous if you are not careful. Review this list before traveling if you or someone you will be with has a severe food allergy!
-Check the expiration date of your EPI pens.
-Have extra medication on hand.
-Fill out and have your chef card on hand.
-Pack safe snacks and treats.
-Bring wipes for surfaces and your hands.
-Make sure the other travelers know what to do in case of an emergency.
-Research dining options before your trip.
-Call ahead to the restaurant and ask to speak to a manager or chef about their policies regarding food allergies.
-Find places to stay with a microwave and refrigerator so that you can safely warm up and store safe foods.
-Inspect your room/hotel once you arrive for loose food or old residue.
Know where the nearest emergency room is in case a reaction occurs.
-Have a set emergency plan that your entire group is aware of.
-Be smart and stay safe!
These tips are brought to you by the Food Allergy Research & Education commission and you can learn more about food allergies at www.foodallergy.org.
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