What It Is
For those who suffer from food allergies, the effects can range from stomach aches and hives to life-threatening reactions. Regardless of the severity level, food allergy sufferers have the constant concern of where their food comes from, how it is prepared, and what else it has come in contact with.
After talking with some friends and their family members who suffer from food allergies , I immediately saw a need that wasn't being met – the ability to quickly and conveniently convey the details and severity of food allergies to those who are preparing it.
Enter the Food Allergy Card, a little peace of mind for food allergy sufferers everywhere! Depending on your level of sensitivity and the foods you need to avoid, all information on this card can be completely customized to fit your specific needs.
How to Use It
Food Allergy Cards are the same size as a typical busines card, so they fit conveniently in your pocket, wallet, or purse. Simply pass them to the server when placing your order and he or she can clip the card directly to your ticket in the kitchen, ensuring (in bold red letters!) that anyone coming in contact with the preparation of your food is well-versed in the details of your allergy and its repercussions.
The card serves a second purpose for those with more severe allergies. In addition to food prep instructions and ingredients to avoid, the card can detail possible symptoms to watch for and provide emergency instructions should you ingest something your body cannot tolerate. The goal is of course that cross contamination issues are avoided altogether, but if a mistake is indeed made, vital info is readily available to those attempting to assist you. This info might include your full name, date of birth, an emergency contact, where in your bag an Epi pen is always located and how to administer it, or simply directions to call 911 immediately if you show any of a list of symptoms.
New Freedom for Allergy Sufferers
In the most minor of cases, the card is simply a convenience factor for those who have sensitivity to certain foods and prefer to avoid them. For others, it may prove to be an essential tool is staying healthy and alive.
Carrying a Food Allergy Card offers a level of security and confidence for those that suffer from food allergies. They provide a whole new level of freedom to dine outside of the home without worry. Severe sufferers no longer need to be nervous to eat out without someone who is educated in their allergy accompanying them. Parents of children with allergies can rest assured to send their child to dine out without their presence, armed with these informational cards.
Food Allergy Cards will be available in November. Please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org if you wish to pre-order yours today!
Food Allergy Cards are digitally printed double-sided in full color on glossy 15pt cardstock.
Set of 50. $25