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COVID-19, food allergy, and the holidays

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Due to the pandemic, the holidays will be celebrated differently this year. Below are suggestions to help you have safe and fun celebrations this holiday season!

Remember to check public health guidance in your area on participating in holiday activities.

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Tips on having fun and staying safe

While the pandemic may have changed how the holidays will be celebrated this year, there are still many ways to have fun and celebrate. Follow our quick tips on managing your child’s food allergy during the holidays. With some planning, this year’s festivities can be a safe and fun time for all.

Remember to check the latest public health guidance in your area about participating in holiday gatherings and activities.

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Learn how to prevent reactions and stay safe during the holidays!

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If you’re hosting a party or going to one in your social bubble, check out our handy tip sheet! It covers reading food labels, preparing and serving food safely, and more for hosting an allergy-friendly party.


More resources: COVID-19 and food allergy

For more tips on managing food allergy during this time, visit our COVID-19 and food allergy section. Find information on masks, hand sanitizers, signs and symptoms, reactions and more.


For any questions you may have, contact us at info@foodallergycanada.ca, or call 1 866 785-5660.

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