Disney Planning Tips for Families with Food Allergy
Disney and food allergy go together like Mickey and Minnie!
If you've ever been to Walt Disney World, then you know that a lot of planning goes into those magical memories. If your kiddo has food allergy, then you may also know how accomodating Disney is for dietary differences.
And if you have food allergy and have NOT been to Disney lately or ever, then we've got a treat in store for you!
Disney sets the bar for managing food allergies.
Our families love going to Disney because we know that we will have LOT OF SAFE FOOD OPTIONS without having to look too hard and without getting “the look” from the wait staff – ahem, cast members (the official term for Disney employees). In planning upcoming trips, we thought it'd be great to have an authorized Disney travel planner with a FOCUS ON FOOD ALLERGY share her tips with you!
So tune into this episode in which we interview Lizzie Reynolds, aka Pixie Lizzie, of Allergy Free Mouseand her own travel company Pixie Lizzie. In addition to food allergy-focused guidance, here are a few tips you'll learn about in this episode!
Important Disney Travel Tips
Know the weather and time of year you're planning your trip (50 degrees in Florida feels so different from 50 degrees elsewhere!)
Know the parks you want to visit during the time there
Consider working with an authorized Disney vacation planner, many of whom (like Lizzy) are NO CHARGE FOR THE TRAVELERS (planners get $ from Disney!)
Oh, and also, Pixie Lizzie shares awesome information about the chefs and the food allergy-friendly menus at Disney. There's just so much great content packed into this under 30-minute show!
Also… Are you in need of an allergist in your area? Check out these allergist finder tools from the American Academy of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology and the American College of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology: AAAAI Allergist Finder: https://allergist.aaaai.org/find/ ACAAI Allergist Finder: https://acaai.org/locate-an-allergist
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Additional Show Notes
I have talked about a non-profit…
The non-profit is The Teal Schoolhouse, whose primary program is Code Ana. Code Ana equips schools for medical emergencies like anaphylaxis. Our primary program is the Code Ana School Program, which is a comprehensive approach to school-focused medical preparedness. This program guides schools through the process of creating a medical emergency response plan. This is one of the most important components of a school's food allergy policy!
A medical emergency response plan is important for all kiddos and for adults at any school! Our primary goal is to share the School Program, and Code Ana’s Online Epinephrine Training Program helps support that goal. Through this program, you will educate yourself while you support this important mission! (BTW although Pam and I serve in leadership roles of Code Ana and The Teal Schoolhouse, our time/effort/work is completely voluntary). Does your kiddo’s school have Code Ana?