When making social plans with friends it’s always great to catch up or hang out over food. What do you do when you have a food allergy or dietary restriction? Here’s a video we found with some very helpful tips!

1. Plan ahead with menus and locations

2. Ask questions – don’t be afraid to make sure all the ingredients meet your standards. If they don’t be prepared to ask for substitutions.

3. Have a back up plan and be prepared to go to another establishment

4. When all else fails – have a snack with you.

Hopefully the person you’re meeting up with is aware of your dietary needs and understands the steps you go through. Perhaps they are in the same boat! Either way, it’s important to plan ahead to avoid discomfort and unexpected reactions to inappropriate food.

How do you plan?

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