End of Session Parties and Food Allergy
End of semester is right around the corner, and that really only means one thing. It’s time to party.
To help manage your food allergy while celebrating the end of term:
- Always carry your EpiPen® or Anapen® and ASCIA Action Plan. Tell your friends where they can find your EpiPen® or Anapen® as well.
- It is important you carry your ASCIA Action Plan. You may know what to do in the event of an emergency, however it is an essential guide for your friends should you be unable to administer the EpiPen® or Anapen® yourself.
- Have a bite to eat at home or in your dorm before going out to any parties.
- Wear some form of medical ID in case you get separated from you group. Editor’s note: the iPhone allows you to input your medical ID and emergency contacts into the ‘Health’ App. This can be easily accessed in emergency situations by holding down the home and side buttons.
Something to remember:
We often think that going out is just about knowing what is in the food we eat, but we must also consider drinks. Be aware of the allergens that are present in your drinks (both alcoholic and non-alcoholic), and always ask bar-staff if you’re unsure of any ingredient.
If you are planning on having a big night be aware that consuming alcohol can cause you to make risky food choices – especially when it comes to late night snacking! Our tip is to have some allergen-free microwave meals ready to be heated when back to your dorm/house.
For more information about alcohol and food allergies visit: https://allergy250kya.org.au/alcohol-and-allergy/