Get Ready for a Nut-Free Thanksgiving!

You’ve finally gotten settled in to the swing of the school year, your cozy sweaters have made their seasonal debut and now, your thoughts are turned to Thanksgiving and the fact that the holiday season is upon us already! There is no better time of the year to come together with family and friends for festive gatherings, football games in the park and, of course, Thanksgiving dinner. As the parents of children with serious food allergies, these dinner gatherings induce a twinge of fear especially if they aren’t being held in your home. 

We’ve all had the experience of walking in to a crowded, loud and festive event with our food allergic children - the appetizers are out on platters and there’s not a food label in site. The host is busy greeting his/her guests and you can’t get their attention. And your kid is hungry and cranky. It’s a recipe for disaster. 

So what can you do? Don’t be afraid to call your host ahead of time to ask about the menu. It’s much easier and quieter to discuss the menu over the phone or email in advance and you’ll have a good sense of what you can expect before you walk in the door.  

If there doesn’t seem to be anything your child can eat, offer to bring something that is safe and tasty for everyone. Your host will probably feel relieved that you are taking care of the food allergy issue and you will know that your child will have something safe to eat.

And, of course, you can always bring Bo & Ty Sweets, the tastiest nut-free dessert option that everyone at the party will enjoy (

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