Writings, recipes, and links about parenting a dairy-allergic child and her siblings
Friday, April 08, 2011
The blogs have ears
In the middle of a LONG day of vision testing (Fun!) yesterday, the three youngest kids and I were forced to spend money I don't have on lunch. We had two restaurant choices, and we went with our beloved Eat n' Park, which is a local chain that is very supportive of the food allergic. (Hello, Silk soymilk on the menu! A separate gluten-free menu!) Awhile ago, I wrote that I wished they had a free treat for kids who can't enjoy their famous smiley face cookies. Did someone hear me? Because thanks to their new LifeSmiles program, they do! Kids can choose either a regular smiley cookie, a mini smiley cookie, or an apple. Is an apple as fun as a cookie? No, but it's WAY better than walking away empty handed while your brother and sister chomp on cookies.
Reading the menu while trying to nurse covertly in public, I also learned that they have a FarmSource program, where they buy their produce from local suppliers. Love.
Thank you, Eat n' Park. We'll try to visit more than once every six months.
Sarah (Nowheymama) lives with her husband, Scott, and children, Katherine (born 2001), Eli (born 2006), Helen (born 2008), and Graham (born 2010). Katherine is allergic to dairy. Eli and Helen appear to be food allergy-free. The verdict is still out on Graham and allergies.
You may email me at nowheymama at gmail dot com if you wish. I also write at Go Dairy Free.
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