For Families with Food Sensitivities Check out AllergyEats, a Free, Online Restaurant Rating Service
About 8% of children suffer from a full blown food allergy, while 1 in 5 Americans can have a physical reaction in respond to a food or ingredient, according to the Allergy and Asthma Foundation of America. Since there is no cure for food allergies, learning to eat responsibly is the best way to avoid health issues. http://www.aafa.org/display.cfm?id=9&sub=20&cont=286
For families worried about food allergies when eating out, worry no more. There is a website that will guide you to allergy-friendly restaurants in your area. AllergyEats rates the responsiveness of some 600,000 restaurants to customer requests for specific dietary accommodations. Rather than focus on typical restaurant review that rate restaurants on food, ambiance and service, AllergyEats solely features the willingness of a restaurant to respond to diners requests to prepare a meal in deference to a food allergy. Based on firsthand ratings and feedback from diners, parents can reduce the stress associated with eating out with children who have food allergies or gluten intolerance by selecting restaurants rated high on the list to frequent and avoiding those restaurants viewed as unwelcoming. Restaurant menus, food allergy lists, nutrition information, certifications, and directions are provided at AllergyEats.
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