Nervous about moving abroad with PA

Posted on: Thu, 10/24/2019 - 12:11pm
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Travel in and of itself always makes me very nervous because of potential nuts on flights and eating out for every meal. All of that is nerve-racking. Now I am moving abroad and even more nervous about having a PA in a foreign country. I worried about the label laws and dining out there. Has anyone moved to another country with a PA? I'd appreciate any tips. Thank you!

Posted on: Sat, 10/26/2019 - 12:52pm
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This is always the big concern. Especially if there is a language barrier where people might not understand what you are saying or if they do not take it as seriously as they should. This page has a lot of good resources at the bottom that I hope helps:

https://www.kidswithfoodallergies.org/page/flying-with-food-allergies-airline-regulations-and-steps-to-take-to-reduce-allergic-reactions.aspx

Posted on: Mon, 10/28/2019 - 2:14pm
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I get it absfabs, I get nervous about travel let alone the thought of moving abroad but there are so many countries now that are so advanced when it comes to food allergies. I'm not sure where you're going but I would research apps for both grocery stores for label checks and restaurants. That will give you some peace of mind. And if there's a language barrier, make sure that you have a translator app so you can communicate clearly when dining out.

Posted on: Mon, 11/04/2019 - 1:42pm
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Hi Absfabs, you didn't mention where you're moving but Googling about peanut allergies specifically in that country and their labeling laws will be a good first step. And I'd look at what resources they offer, such as apps when you're grocery shopping and restaurant apps that cater to allergies. They should have organizations that have good resources for you and maybe even a number that you can call where you can talk to someone.

Posted on: Tue, 11/05/2019 - 9:49am
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Depends on what country you're moving to. I live in the UK, and labels over here are typically better and more complete than in the States.

Pen

Posted on: Tue, 11/05/2019 - 2:09pm
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Pen, I am moving to England, so it's good to know that labels are better there. That gives me such peace of mind. I plan to do a lot of research before moving and even more so when I am there. I am sure that once I am living there it will be a lot better than I think it will be in terms of people catering to peanut allergic people.

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