How to Avoid Food Allergy Surprises During the Holidays

National Jewish Health food allergy expert BJ Lanser, MD, shares tips for navigating food allergies during holiday parties.



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Are you prepared to manage your food allergies over the holidays?

Nearly 6 million American children have a food allergy.

We stress being prepared and having a plan in place for how to deal with those surprises.

Follow these tips to avoid for allergy surprises:

Tip #1 Don't go anywhere without epinephrine.

Tip #2 Inform party hosts of allergies.

Tip #3 Volunteer to host and ask guests to bring non-food items.

Tip #4 Make food labels available.

Have a safe and happy holiday season.


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