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November 1, 2005

Traveling with Child Food Allergies

Just saw a good article on staying safe while traveling with child food allergies.

There is a book written by Marlene M. Coleman, MD addressing safe travel specifically. Titled "Safe and Sound - Healthy Travel With Children" Dr. Coleman gives prudent advice on not taking chances while on the road. She is a Board Certified Pediatrician with a subspecialty in travel medicine. She also teaches Family Medicine at the University of Southern California Medical school and lectures on healthy travel with children.

The article lists many available resources, such as:

"Traveling with a Food Allergy: Foreign Sources of Information" that lists contacts and organizations in foreign countries and translations for common allergy words at www.foodallergy.org.

The American Academy of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology offers online referrals for both U.S. and international physicians at www.aaaai.org.

Select Wisely sells food translation cards “for travelers with food allergies, sensitivities or dietary restrictions.” The laminated, wallet size cards are available at www.selectwisely.com.

Posted by David at November 1, 2005 10:02 AM