COVID-19, food allergy, and the holidays

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Due to the pandemic, the holidays will be celebrated with extra safety precautions. 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, there are still many ways to have fun. 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 or going to a party, 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.

Plus, watch our COVID-19 vaccines and food allergy webinars for answers to your questions.

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Get answers to your questions on managing food allergy during this time.


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

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