Having mentioned restaurant food cards more than once, I thought it was time to show you an example or two. There are other websites that sell these or request that give then your e-mail address first before offering them to you for free. While I understand the reasons why they do that they are not very hard to make yourself and I think you should have the information for free with no strings attached.
Write up something that included all of your food allergy needs, print it on cardstock and to make it last longer laminate it and carry it with you always. In the future I might create some “pretty” ones for you do download, so keep an eye out for those.
We have even found these helpful when going through airport security with all the extra medicines and food we need to carry with us.
Here are examples of a restaurant cards:
It can be as simple as this one: (our pediatrician even printed this information on her letterhead for airport security)
Warning: FOOD ALLERGY ALERT
I have a serious food allergy to Gluten – Wheat, Barley, Rye, Oats, Soy Sauce and Malt.
All flour, breads, grains, pastas, cereals, wheat germs, cake, bread crumbs, cookies, spelt, kamut, triticale including
Sauces, creams, gravy thickeners, salad dressings, baked goods, toppings, and seasonings.
No Wheat, Barley, Rye, Oats, Soy Sauce, Malt!
If I eat any meal that has been prepared with, cooked with or processed with these foods I will need immediate medical attention.
Or more detailed like this example:
I have an allergy to gluten. Gluten is in wheat (and wheat flour), oats, rye, and barley (malt). It can also be hidden in additives, spices and condiments. Please make sure that my meal does not contain any of the ingredients listed, as well as the following additives:
Modified food starch (corn and rice are fine)
[and any other things that are forbidden on your list…]
It is also important that my food doesn’t touch other foods with gluten during the preparation process. Please do not cook my food in the same oil or use the same utensils you used for foods with gluten in them.
Here is yet another option:
Attention Chef or Restaurant Manager:
My name is Little Miss and I have severe, life-threatening allergies to:
Milk, Eggs, Fish, Shellfish, Peanuts, Tree Nuts (walnuts, cashews, etc.), Soy, Wheat (or whatever is on your list of allergens)
Please help me avoid all of these foods so that I may stay safe and healthy by making certain that any food that I eat does not contain any of these foods as ingredients.
Also, please make certain that none of these foods touched the food that I ordered (prepared in the same frying oil; cut with the same knife, etc.).
Thank you for helping.
Since we have multiple food allergies ours is similar to the one first above. We have the food allergies listed on two different cards that are laminated together front to back.
I hope this helps.
Until next time,