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I'd like to introduce myself, my name is Sue. My husband and I have 2 children, a DD with no allergies (12 yrs), and a DS with severe peanut allergy (9 yrs). We have lived with this allergy since he was 1 1/2 years old when after eating a bite of peanut butter on toast he immediately developed hives around his mouth. Positive skin test at allergist confirmed peanut allergy, and we were given the instructions to avoid peanut and all nuts at that time as danger he could develop more nut allergies if exposed. Of course we went through the shock period of thinking there was'nt anything anylonger that was safe to eat, and went through the pantry and needed to throw just about everything away as most was labelled "may contain traces of peanuts". By reading info provided by our allergist and educating ourselves we have kept our son safe over the years...only 1 scare at a trusted restaurant 2 yrs ago when after eating a bite of pizza a hive developed on his cheek. Restaurant claimed no contact with peanuts, allergist felt could have gotten peanut residue from crayon son used for coloring before meal arrived, and we have learned to always have son thoroughly wash hands when meal arrives when eating out.
So...a planned trip to Disney World in Feb lead me to do research and I found this site that I wished I'd found 8 yrs ago...better late than never. I quickly registered after reading so much input and great info. We live in Canada and Disney is our 1st family trip to US. Any input re food shopping, things to avoid, safe things, food labelling would be appreciated as we plan to do as much cooking as we can (staying at Wilderness Campground ina cottage with kitchen). Not familiar with food labelling on US products. Thanks so much.

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