Allergy members - how do you shop for food?

Can you talk me through how you go about food shopping for yourself or a member of your family that has a food allergy. Do you go to the local supermarket or specialist store? If a supermarket, do you buy from the health food aisle or regular aisles? Do you have to check every ingredient label or do products advertise themselves well enough? Do you have to buy specific foods? Is your food bill more expensive as a result? And finally does your household all eat the same meals, or does the person with the food allergy eat separate food?

Last reply: 10th Jun 2017 / 83 replies / Post by looklively



Posted by: Anonymous
Posted on: 15th Jun 2014

says: Hi. Since my father and sister can not eat seafood and shellfish we have cut it out of our diet. We buy lactose free products and mum buys herself soy milk because she is allergic to dairy. I am allergic to peanuts and tree nuts. We still go to the supermarket. We buy products from all the aisles at the supermarket including the health food aisle. Some products advertise themselves well but to be on the safe side we check the labels. Sometimes we have to buy specific brands depending on what the product is. We do not believe that our allergies do not cause our food bill to be more expensive. We blame the government for that. We mostly eat the same things though if mum and I want to eat a tin of tuna we can we just make sure to put the tin in a snack bag and in the bin. And sometimes for certain meals we cook different versions of it to make everyone happy.

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