Traveling in itself is often challenging enough, but for families with food-allergic children, taking the correct steps and making the right plans can make traveling with food allergies easier than you thought. Here are some valuable tips to get you off to a good start.
Prepare enough safe snacks to get you to your destination. Keep the snacks and your child’s medications in a bag or container you’ll have handy in the car, in your train seat, or on the flight. Bring a day’s worth of extra doses just in case of delays. The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) requires compliance with regulations on liquids. Passengers are allowed to bring their epinephrine auto-injectors (Epipen® or Auvi-Q™ on board the aircraft. However, you will need to show the printed label that identifies the medication. It is recommended that you also show the prescription label from the pharmacy and a note from your doctor that confirms your food allergy. Be sure to bring your own epinephrine auto-injectors with a few extras just in case.
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