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Easter and Passover with Food Allergies

By March 18, 2012

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sederSpring is on the way.  While there may still be snow on the way, crocus sprouts are pushing their way out of the earth, and the stores are overflowing with stuffed bunnies and pastel candies.

Celebrating Easter or Passover with food allergies can be challenging. The Passover Seder meal traditionally contains eggs, nuts, and wheat - three major allergens. Easter chocolates are likely to contain nuts and soy. What is a food allergy family to do?

This Easter, try shopping for candy from a company that makes its Easter treats in a dedicated, allergen-free facility.  Or consider going food-free for your Easter basket, stuffing plastic eggs with small toys or art supplies.

For Passover, try one of allergy-friendly substitutions for your seder plate. Enjoy the special gluten-free foods that are available at this time of year. And check out our guide to Jewish holidays with food allergies.

Whatever spring holiday you celebrate, relish being with friends and family. Focus on the celebration and enjoy the delicious, safe foods that you can have.

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