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: Sjc
Posted on: 4th Aug 2015

Sjc says: Everyone in my family has some type of allergy, at any given time we have to manage a nut allergy, the celiacs, a lactose intolerance, a crustacean allergy and that's only immediate family. When we all eat dinner together or lunch we have found its much easier to buy a bunch of different salad items, a few types of cold meat, make sure that everyone has at least for things to eat, grab some bread (both gluten free and normal) and everyone can pick and choose their food. It works brilliantly!

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