Welcome to Food For Thought, the companion blog to the AllergyEats restaurant guide. Here we add more color to the picture – whether we’re talking about restaurants, travel, legislation, personal stories, or anything else related to food allergies.  We hope you’ll share your own comments and be a part of the conversation, too.  Enjoy!

Gluten Free and More Author Alicia Woodward
Talking to Alicia Woodward, Editor of Gluten Free & More

Whether you’ve had food allergies for years or are newly diagnosed, dining out with food allergies and intolerances requires a plan.…

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Dairy Allergy Cookbook Author and Blogger Shares Dining Out Experiences

Food editors and bloggers are well-respected in the food allergy community. They help us create tasty allergen-free meals for our…

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Allergy Conference Speaker
UConn Culinary Development Manager Shares 8 Tips for a More Allergy-Friendly University

  Robert Landolphi is the culinary development manager at the University of Connecticut in Storrs.  He is also known as…

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Betsy Craig: An Industry Pioneer in Food Allergy Training

  Paul Antico (AllergyEats) and Betsy Craig (MenuTrinfo)   Betsy Craig has become a highly-respected, sought-after food industry trainer, successfully…

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Meet Chef Joel Schaefer, pioneer of Disney World food allergy initiatives

[this AllergyEats Blog post written by Adrienne Walkowiak] I was very happy to connect recently with Joel J. Schaefer, CCC,…

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An interview with Uno Chicago Grill about accommodating food-allergic diners

I remember when “Pizzeria Uno” was a new restaurant concept.  I couldn’t get enough of their delicious Chicago deep dish…

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An interview with Julia Bradsher, CEO of FAAN

I recently had the opportunity to interview Julia Bradsher, Chief Executive Officer of the Food Allergy & Anaphylaxis Network (FAAN), to discuss a…

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Eye-opening statistics from the National Restaurant Association food allergy webinar

Two weeks ago, the National Restaurant Association (NRA) held a webinar entitled, “Food Allergies Are Nothing to Sneeze At.” (…

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