Pamela - posted on 09/29/2012 ( 1 mom has responded )
My daughter was recently diagnosed with a moderate allergy to egg whites. The physician (an ENT) recommended that we avoid them if at all possible, but not to eliminate them completely. As much as I've read about egg white allergies, it seems that I would want to omit all together so I'm somewhat confused about the physician's opinion here.
In reviewing the lunch menu for my daughter's daycare/preschool I have found that they serve eggs or products containing eggs on average 4 times a week, sometimes twice within a day. The lunch program at her school is an all-or-nothing approach and they will not allow us to bring meals for her when they are serving something she cannot eat. I think we will definitely have to opt-out of the food program at her school and bring her own meals and snacks. As I plan her meals I was considering bringing foods that match what the rest of her peers will be eating on those days to make it easier for me in planning and for her so she doesn't feel left out from the rest of the group as they eat "family style". Does this approach sound reasonable?
Any suggestions as I implement an egg-white free diet into our family?