Dining Out With Your Young Food Allergic Child

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Many parents feel overwhelmed at the thought of bringing their child with food allergies to any restaurant for fear of exposing him/her to an allergen that could make them horribly ill or worse. Yet, according to Restaurants USA Magazine, Americans eat out for 4.2 meals per week! Dining out with our families and friends is part of our social routine. It’s possible to enjoy this time together as a family, but it requires a bit of planning. One strategy that may soothe some fears is assembling your own “Restaurant Backpack” filled with everything you need to create a safe and fun dining experience for your entire family.
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What Type of Parent are You at the Dinner Table?

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One particular family was memorable because both parents were security guards and they seemed to bring an element of their jobs to the family dinner table. They contacted me because their 5-year-old daughter, Elizabeth, wasn’t gaining weight and was a “very picky eater.”
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Want to Learn How to Teach Your Child About the Joy of Food?

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Enter for your chance to win a copy of our contributor, Melanie Potock's book Happy Mealtimes with Happy Kids: How to Teach Your Child About the Joy of Food!
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