Allergy Advice for Holiday Party Hosts

The Christmas holiday season has many traditions that people follow like hanging stockings on the mantle, decorating a Christmas tree, leaving cookies out for Santa Claus, singing carols, etc. One of the best traditions is the Holiday Party. It is barely two weeks into December and I already have been to four of these social gatherings with friends, co-workers, and family. For most people, these are fun occasions to eat and drink to excess. However, for allergy sufferers and the parents of children with food allergies, the Holiday party scene can be a scary proposition. You must keep a careful eye for foods prepared with milk, eggs, peanuts, tree nuts, wheat, soy, fish , and shellfish.

_I ran across this article from the web site for The Dallas Morning News. The short article, written by special contributor Kim Pierce, has some great tips on what party hosts can do to make their parties enjoyable for everyone in attendance.


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