Tag: food allergy

Thrive!'s Meal Ticket System Helps Streamline Dietary Needs Management

Introducing Meal Tickets to Simplify Dietary Needs Management

Meal Tickets Help Identify and Communicate Important Information One of the biggest challenges meeting planners and catering managers face is the efficient accommodation of the spectrum of allergies, religious restrictions, and dietary choices of attendees. As the founder of Thrive!, Tracy Stuckrath is very familiar with the increasingly common outcry around dietary needs management, “I wish there was a clear, organized system for identifying and accommodating the dietary restrictions of our attendees – without slowing down service.” In answer to this challenge, Thrive now offers standard and customized Meal Tickets! By implementing Thrive’s Meal Ticket system, dietary needs management just got easier. Through the use of diet…

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A Closer Look at Wheat, Milk and Egg Allergies

A Closer Look at Wheat, Milk and Egg Allergies In Monday’s post “10 Things Meeting Professionals Need to Know About Food Allergies” I mentioned that wheat, eggs and milk are three of the top eight foods that cause 90 percent of all allergic reactions in people worldwide. As part of my continuing recognition of Food Allergy Awareness Week (May 11-18), I’m going to provide a closer look at wheat, egg and milk allergies and where they are found in meeting menus. So many foods these days are made with wheat, egg and/or milk that allergic individuals should pay close attention to…

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10 Things Event Professionals Need to Know About Food Allergies

Event professionals and their catering partners must be prepared to meet the needs of food-allergic event participants. It could mean the difference between an enjoyable experience or the unfortunate death of an attendee. In honor of Food Allergy Awareness Week (May 11-18), here are 10 things you should know. FACT #1 Globally, researchers estimate 220-250 million people may suffer from a food allergy. In the US, nearly 15 million people have food allergies. In Europe, 17 million people are afflicted. FACT #2 A study released by The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) in 2013 notes that the prevalence…

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2014 Allie Award Winner

Best Corporate Event for Walk for Food Allergy Atlanta

For the past 24 years the Atlanta events community has come together for a night of celebration and camaraderie to recognize the best in the industry. Known as the Allie Awards and similar to the Oscars, Golden Globes and Grammys, the event honors the achievements and talent within the Atlanta event industry. From technical production to catering, event and wedding planning to photography, invitation and floral design to entertainment, the more than 30 categories showcase the breadth and skill of the more than 300 individuals in attendance who, each and every day, have the opportunity to help their clients use events to come…

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