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Kids With Food Allergies at Disney

[fa icon="calendar'] Tue, Jan 13, 2015 @ 09:25 AM / by Sally Black posted in Family Vacation Health, Disney Vacation, Disney Vacation Details

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18 million Americans have some sort of food allergy according to FARE (Food Allergy Research & Education). Over 6 million kids have been diagnosed with food allergies. That's one out of every 13 children.  When you consider Walt Disney World welcomes over 130 million visitors every year, there will be visitors who must avoid certain foods.

Allergy triggers for younger kids are usually milk, eggs and soy. Often kids will out grow these sensitivities.  Tree nuts, peanuts, milk, fish and shellfish are the most common allergies seen in older children and adults. People who suffer from allergies need to avoid trigger foods.  It can be a challenge when dining out in restaurants. How do you know if those french fries were cooked in peanut oil?

Food Allergies are no joke!  An allergic reaction to food can cause irritation of the skin or upset the gastrointestinal tract.  The most serious allergic reactions cause  anaphylaxis which involves the respiratory and cardiovascular system and can lead to death.

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12 Mommy Survival Tips For Doing Disney World Pregnant

[fa icon="calendar'] Sun, Jun 09, 2013 @ 10:48 AM / by Sally Black posted in Disney Vacations, Family Vacation Health, Baby Vacations

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Sometimes, even with the very best of planning - Surprise!  - You find yourself doing Disney World pregnant.
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Disney World Saftey Debate

[fa icon="calendar'] Tue, Jun 04, 2013 @ 03:00 PM / by Sally Black posted in Disney Vacations, Family Vacation Health, single parent vacations, Toddler Vacations

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During our recent staff trip to Disney World, I was reminded how easy it is to get separated from fellow travelers. All it takes is a quick stop for a photo op or a momentary magical distraction and you find yourself separated from your fellow travelers.

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Visiting Walt Disney World With Allergies

[fa icon="calendar'] Thu, May 16, 2013 @ 02:32 PM / by Sally Black posted in Disney Vacations, Family Vacation Health

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Did you know that May 12-18th is Food Allergy Awareness Week. It is estimated that 1 in every 13 children suffers from a serious or even life threatening allergy. 

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