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Navigating School Trips with Allergies

School trips, whether they are simple day trips, overnight trips, trips around the country, or even international trips, bring a lot of joy, memorable times, and new experiences.

By Teen Advisory Group (TAG)


 

Traveling With Allergies 

Many students around the world come across exciting opportunities that are offered through school trips. These trips are often the highlight of a student’s year and something that they look forward to. School trips, whether they are simple day trips, overnight trips, trips around the country, or even international trips, bring a lot of joy, memorable times, and new experiences. However, people with food allergies face extra challenges on school trips which can include coordinating meal options, training trip chaperones on food allergy safety, having good communication with those involved with trip planning, and storing food during your trip. These challenges can cause anxiety and sometimes reluctance to go. To help combat these feelings and ease the stress we have compiled some tips, tricks, and advice for almost any school trip.

Hopefully, we’ve given you some ideas on how to approach your school trip experience safely and easily, while still enjoying a fun trip!

Day Trips
Overnight Trips
Trips by Plane
International Trips
Essential Tips, Tricks, and Advice

Contributors
 
Jacqueline See-Tho
From: Palo Alto, CA| Allergic to Eggs, Dairy, Tree Nuts and Peanuts| Favorite Trip: Disneyland 
 
Emily Parris
From: Raleigh, NC| Allergic to Peanuts and Treenuts| Favorite Trip: The Battleship North Carolina
 
Sydney Hankin
From: New York, NY| Allergic to Peanuts, Tree Nuts, Sesame Seeds and Raw Egg| Favorite Trip: Israel 
 
Juliet Cimaglia
From: Westbury, NY| Allergic to Peanuts, Tree Nuts, and Coconut | Favorite Trip: Philadelphia
 
Rachel McCain
From: Brooklyn, NY| Allergic to Peanuts, Tree Nuts, Eggs, and Dairy | Favorite Trip: Spain
 
Abigail Pasternak
From: San Francisco, CA| Allergic to Dairy, Eggs, Wheat, Peanuts, Tree Nuts, Oats, Sesame, Peas, Beans, and Lentils| Favorite Trip: Costa Rica
 
Amanda Sweeten
From: Chesapeake, VA| Allergic to Milk, Tree Nuts, and Salmon| Favorite Trip: Busch Gardens

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