Parents of children who have food allergies know that each day their child faces a health risk if foods containing the allergen are ingested or even touched. From school lunches, treats passed out at school, to attending birthday parties, the parents and the child have to be aware because of health risks.
My grandson has had a dairy allergy from infancy and is abundantly aware of it. He will ask "Does this have any dairy in it?" before he will eat anything. He is a typical kid, but along with his family deals with food issue on a daily basis.
In my grandsons classroom, there are two children who have food allergies that were invited to the birthday party, one is allergic to red dye and mint, one had an egg allergy and a peanut allergy and of course my grandsons dairy allergy.
My grandson has attended many parties where he brought along his own dairy free cookies, cupcakes, and milk because he was unable to eat the food provided, but rest assure he still enjoyed the parties and his friends!
At his birthday party, the food served was free of any of the allergens that the children were allergic too.
|All of the children were able to eat the food served.|
|Rice Krispie treats made with Earth Balance.|
|Cupcakes made without eggs or oil, with|
Duncan Hines Frosting Creations that contained no red dye or dairy.
|Ghost Poop = mini marshmallows.|
|Spider Legs = pretzels.|
No child was alienated, and no big deal was made about food allergies, everyone ate the same food, a good time was had by all, the kids even ate the carrots and apple slices!
The cupcakes were made from a box mix using clear soda instead of eggs and oil. The children didn't even know the difference.