Eating at meetings and events can be hard when you have a dietary need or other physical disability. It can also be hard to feed guests who have food allergies, celiac disease or diabetes, follow a religious dietary practice or lifestyle preference. It can also be an amazing experience. We want to hear your stories.
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26 one-minute resource videos to succeed in managing food allergies from A-Z.
There are many religions with dietary restrictions and food customs. Some are more well know than others, but all must be respected, observed and provided for as closely as we are able when creating menus for events.
The modern customer is health conscious and knows what works and what does not work with their body and their values. Concerns for animal welfare, the environment and wholesome nutrition drive the diets of many of your guests.
Chronic diseases such as – heart disease, diabetes, stroke, cancer – are not only the most common and costly diseases to cure, they are also the most preventable. And, although celiac disease is not preventable, it can be managed through a healthy, whole food diet.
From laws on labeling foods for allergens, to the right of of students to self-carry epinephrine and as well airlines and entities to stock it on site, to disability and discrimination regulations, corporate liability and duty of care, there are a variety of food allergy and other dietary need-related laws and regulations around the world that meeting planners, hoteliers and caterers should be knowledgeable about and understand.
Food allergy is a costly, potentially life-threatening medical condition. More than 32 million Americans — children and adults — live with food allergies daily. Globally, 250 million people have food allergies.
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