travelling to the usa

Posted on: Thu, 04/26/2012 - 5:23am
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Hi,

I am Anneleen from Belgium (Europe).
We are planning to go to the USA next year with my then 5-year old son with severe peanut allergy and his little brother then 2 years old without (hopefully) any allergies.

My husband who is a cameraman will make a film about how to travel with a kid with severe foodallergies.

I was hoping to find a lot of tips about where to go, to watch for, to do.
Maybe there is a peanutfree event we can attend to or maybe even find a family who is welcoming us in there home for a day (or two).

We probably will travel in April and May, but there are no real plans yet so everything is still possible :-)

(sorry for my English ;-))

Posted on: Sun, 07/19/2015 - 3:58pm
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I'm a US native and I've lived with a peanut/nut allergy my entire life, I'm 21 now. My advice for traveling, when it comes to flying. Make sure your flight is a peanut/nut free. Anytime that I have flown I have called and talked to someone there at the airline. Some flights will make it so that no peanuts will be serviced on your flight, they often serve pretzels instead. They also usually let you board first with the handicapped, I always take disposable gloves, a small disposable bag and baby wipes. I put the gloves on and wipe down anything and everything I would come in contact with throw them in the bag and then peel the gloves off and throw it all way.
When it comes to food, always ask for a manager when eating at a restaurant. Ask what oil they fry in, make sure it isn't peanut oil. Also ask if there are any nuts that get served on the deserts and salads. If so, will there be any cross contamination with the food that gets made and what you will be coming in contact with.
Good luck
Meagan

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