The end of school and start of summer vacation is here! Yippee and oh my! Right?
Summer is a great time for activities for the whole family. You probably already have one or several plans on your summer horizon, but are probably open to suggestions too. Great! Creative activities have my name all over them and I’m happy to share.
But wait- first of all, are you worried about taking on all this fun adventure and keeping track of food allergies? Never fear, Neocate is here with an abundance of resources and tools with your food allergy needs in mind. For instance, have you seen our NEW Footsteps App? Consider it a go-to anywhere, anytime assistant. Seriously! You can reference a video all about it featured in this blog New Neocate Footsteps App – Support in YOUR Pocket.
One of the app features that is great for allergy kids on the go this summer, is the Allergy Card section. This feature can be used to organize important information about your child’s food allergy and can be taken along or shared with others. No need to memorize. You can even create multiple cards for caregivers, camp counselors, etc. These cards can be shared in multiple ways or simply printed and stashed in your backpack. Allergy cards provide a simple way to present information pertaining to your child’s condition(s), Neocate products used, medication(s), allergen(s) as well as doctor's information. It even includes an option for you to put additional notes, add recipes and links to favorite Neocate resources too. Pretty cool, huh?
Now are you ready for some summer family fun suggestions? OK, here you go!
Happy 100th Birthday to our National Park Service
The National Park Service is celebrating its centennial birthday on August 25, 2016 and EVERYONE is invited to share in the celebration. Check it out here.
There are some pretty awesome downloadable guides from the National Park download center, here are a few offerings:
- National Park Owner’s Guide – Filled with detailed maps, travel tips for over 400 parks.
- Parks are for Play – Meant for parents to help kids enjoy, explore, and have adventures together.
- Happy Trails – Spanning all levels of expertise, this guide is meant to inspire park wanderlust.
- Urban Playgrounds – A park list within or close to metropolitan areas for day trip experiences.
You may want to look at our previous post Food Allergy Free Holiday Activities for more on this topic. Sometimes outside fun can happen in your own backyard and we have fun ideas for this too.
Happy Birthday AMERICA!
July 4th will mark the 240th anniversary of when the original thirteen colonies declared their independence from Britain in 1776. Check out your local listing of 4th of July events such as parades and fireworks. Check out our previous posts on this too:
Rainy Day Blues?
No problem! If you’re looking for something relaxing, creative or active, our post Rain Day=Fun Day is full of great ideas.
Whatever you do and wherever you go this summer- ENJOY! And remember to take the Nutricia Footsteps app along with you.
-Jody L. Benitz, MS, RDN