My family had a wonderful experience at Granite City Food & Brewery located at Legacy Village in Lyndhurst last weekend. We were able to speak with a manager and chef about our tree nut, peanut, milk and egg allergies. Upon entering the restaurant, the host had a complete ingredient list for every meal at the host stand and to put us more at ease talked to the chef right after handing us these lists. The chef on duty had a shellfish allergy himself and offered to either take pictures or bring to our table any packaging from items we were interested in ordering. My children were thrilled to eat hamburgers wrapped in tortillas and steamed veggies. We will definitely be dining there again soon!
Excited to announce that NEOFAN and Rainbow Babies & Children’s Hospital presented a pilot food allergy prevention and management program at Hawken Lower School. About 50 staff members attended the presentation given by Dr. Leigh Ann Kerns, Rainbow Allergist and NEOFAN’s medical advisor. We are reviewing the feedback and making changes for additional pilot programs this fall. Our ultimate goal is to have an informative and well received program that can be shared with schools across Northeast Ohio.
Thanks to Leigh Ann Kerns, MD, Elizabeth Honold, Amanda Liptak, RDN, Sherry Mendelsohn, Amy Przeworksi, PhD, Lauren Unke, and Joyce Wald for all of your input.
Connect with food allergy parents in your area…
As we know, it is hard to live with food allergies. Sharing challenges, comparing notes and learning new tips from other food allergy parents can help. The following parents are helping to build connections in their area. Contact them directly to find out more and also look for NEOFAN emails about their get togethers.
Hudson, Cuyahoga Falls, Stow, Kent, Streetsboro, Twinsburg and Macedonia
contact Lauren Unke (email@example.com) 216.773.0255
Strongsville, Brunswick, Medina, Hinkley, Richfield, North Royalton and Broadview Heights
contact Amanda Liptak, RDN (Registered Dietician) firstname.lastname@example.org 330.441.1706
Our family recently enjoyed a birthday celebration in a separate dining area at Shuhei Restaurant in Beachwood. They were very accommodating to our nut, milk and egg allergies. When making the reservation, our needs were clearly stated. Upon arrival, we spoke to the chef, manager and our waitress. They allowed us to bring in our own birthday cake and were gracious about all of our needs.