an assortment of seasonal food on a tableBetween October 31 and January 1 each year, there are 4 major holidays celebrated in America! If you have food allergies, these food-centered holidays may be difficult to enjoy. Here are several ways you can enjoy these holidays without being stressed about allergies.

Prepare Food Separately

If you have a child with food allergies, you will want to dedicate a time and space to prepare his food separate from the other food. Before making the food, wipe down your countertops and cutting boards with hot, soapy water to ensure it is clean. (We suggest not using sponges or towels, as these can carry bacteria or allergens.)

Bring Your Own Food

If you’re going to a family member or friend’s house for a holiday meal, bring your child his own food to eat. If you are concerned that this may be rude, let your host know beforehand so they aren’t surprised when you show up with food. Remember, you are your child’s advocate, especially if they are young.

Remind Your Child of His Food Allergies

Teenagers and adults may not need reminding, but young kids may forget what their food allergies are in the hustle and bustle of the holidays. Before the festivities begin, talk to your child about his food allergies so he knows what he should and shouldn’t eat.

How Dr. Brauer Can Help with Food Allergies

Did you know that many children outgrow their food allergies? However, you don’t want to leave this up to time itself. Dr. Brauer can create a customized treatment plan for your child’s food allergies and help him eliminate this frustration altogether! She has helped hundreds of people with their allergies through the use of immunotherapy, medication, and other treatment options.

Do you have questions about food allergies or treatment options? Give us a call: 270-228-2811.