Food allergies are nothing to cringe about

We all have cringe moments, like walking around with toilet paper stuck to your shoe, but talking to friends about your food allergy shouldn't be one of them!

Breakfast

Bowl of porridge, slice of wholemeal toast and lower fat spread, and a glass of fresh orange juice

10 mins
338 calories

Lunch

Egg and cress mayonnaise baguette, fruit yogurt and skinny latte

15 mins
819 calories

Dinner

Roast chicken with potatoes and vegetables, homemade apple crumble and a pot of plain yogurt

2 hours
885 calories

Additional food/drinks

Packet of crisps, banana, and slice of toast with lower fat spread

5 mins
438 calories

We all have cringe moments, like walking around with toilet paper stuck to your shoe, but talking to friends about your food allergy shouldn't be one of them!

We spoke to some young people who shared their 'cringe' moments with us

Nearly 30% of people who completed our recent survey live with a food allergy, and 44% of them wouldn’t always tell the person they’re buying food from in a restaurant or café that they have a food allergy.

Working in partnership with Young Scot and supported by Allergy UK, we want to highlight the importance for young people to make others aware of just how serious food allergies can be, and to check food labels and menus when they’re eating out to ensure the food they choose is safe. 

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Get involved

Help us reach the young people of Scotland by downloading the campaign materials below. If you have any questions please email marketing@fss.scot.

Information and advice about food allergies

Most allergic reactions to food are mild, but some can be very serious.  The only way people can deal with a food allergy is to avoid the foods that make them ill, so it's really important that if you have a food allergy that you speak up when you're eating out. If you have a food allergy, there are three really important things that you can do to stay safe if you're eating out:

  1. Always ask about the ingredients when you're ordering or buying food.
  2. Remember to tell people about your food allergy when you're eating at theirs.
  3. Rememember to take your allergy pen whenever you leave the house, if you have one.
Eating out with a food allergy

Eating out with a food allergy

Read our tips and advice on eating out if you, or someone you know, has a food allergy

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Breakfast

Bowl of porridge, slice of wholemeal toast and lower fat spread, and a glass of fresh orange juice

10 mins
338 calories

Lunch

Egg and cress mayonnaise baguette, fruit yogurt and skinny latte

15 mins
819 calories

Dinner

Roast chicken with potatoes and vegetables, homemade apple crumble and a pot of plain yogurt

2 hours
885 calories

Additional food/drinks

Packet of crisps, banana, and slice of toast with lower fat spread

5 mins
438 calories

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Breakfast

Bowl of porridge, slice of wholemeal toast and lower fat spread, and a glass of fresh orange juice

10 mins
338 calories

Lunch

Egg and cress mayonnaise baguette, fruit yogurt and skinny latte

15 mins
819 calories

Dinner

Roast chicken with potatoes and vegetables, homemade apple crumble and a pot of plain yogurt

2 hours
885 calories

Additional food/drinks

Packet of crisps, banana, and slice of toast with lower fat spread

5 mins
438 calories

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Breakfast

Bowl of porridge, slice of wholemeal toast and lower fat spread, and a glass of fresh orange juice

10 mins
338 calories

Lunch

Egg and cress mayonnaise baguette, fruit yogurt and skinny latte

15 mins
819 calories

Dinner

Roast chicken with potatoes and vegetables, homemade apple crumble and a pot of plain yogurt

2 hours
885 calories

Additional food/drinks

Packet of crisps, banana, and slice of toast with lower fat spread

5 mins
438 calories

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Breakfast

Bowl of porridge, slice of wholemeal toast and lower fat spread, and a glass of fresh orange juice

10 mins
338 calories

Lunch

Egg and cress mayonnaise baguette, fruit yogurt and skinny latte

15 mins
819 calories

Dinner

Roast chicken with potatoes and vegetables, homemade apple crumble and a pot of plain yogurt

2 hours
885 calories

Additional food/drinks

Packet of crisps, banana, and slice of toast with lower fat spread

5 mins
438 calories

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Breakfast

Bowl of porridge, slice of wholemeal toast and lower fat spread, and a glass of fresh orange juice

10 mins
338 calories

Lunch

Egg and cress mayonnaise baguette, fruit yogurt and skinny latte

15 mins
819 calories

Dinner

Roast chicken with potatoes and vegetables, homemade apple crumble and a pot of plain yogurt

2 hours
885 calories

Additional food/drinks

Packet of crisps, banana, and slice of toast with lower fat spread

5 mins
438 calories

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Breakfast

Bowl of porridge, slice of wholemeal toast and lower fat spread, and a glass of fresh orange juice

10 mins
338 calories

Lunch

Egg and cress mayonnaise baguette, fruit yogurt and skinny latte

15 mins
819 calories

Dinner

Roast chicken with potatoes and vegetables, homemade apple crumble and a pot of plain yogurt

2 hours
885 calories

Additional food/drinks

Packet of crisps, banana, and slice of toast with lower fat spread

5 mins
438 calories

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Breakfast

Bowl of porridge, slice of wholemeal toast and lower fat spread, and a glass of fresh orange juice

10 mins
338 calories

Lunch

Egg and cress mayonnaise baguette, fruit yogurt and skinny latte

15 mins
819 calories

Dinner

Roast chicken with potatoes and vegetables, homemade apple crumble and a pot of plain yogurt

2 hours
885 calories

Additional food/drinks

Packet of crisps, banana, and slice of toast with lower fat spread

5 mins
438 calories

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Breakfast

Bowl of porridge, slice of wholemeal toast and lower fat spread, and a glass of fresh orange juice

10 mins
338 calories

Lunch

Egg and cress mayonnaise baguette, fruit yogurt and skinny latte

15 mins
819 calories

Dinner

Roast chicken with potatoes and vegetables, homemade apple crumble and a pot of plain yogurt

2 hours
885 calories

Additional food/drinks

Packet of crisps, banana, and slice of toast with lower fat spread

5 mins
438 calories

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Breakfast

Bowl of porridge, slice of wholemeal toast and lower fat spread, and a glass of fresh orange juice

10 mins
338 calories

Lunch

Egg and cress mayonnaise baguette, fruit yogurt and skinny latte

15 mins
819 calories

Dinner

Roast chicken with potatoes and vegetables, homemade apple crumble and a pot of plain yogurt

2 hours
885 calories

Additional food/drinks

Packet of crisps, banana, and slice of toast with lower fat spread

5 mins
438 calories

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Breakfast

Bowl of porridge, slice of wholemeal toast and lower fat spread, and a glass of fresh orange juice

10 mins
338 calories

Lunch

Egg and cress mayonnaise baguette, fruit yogurt and skinny latte

15 mins
819 calories

Dinner

Roast chicken with potatoes and vegetables, homemade apple crumble and a pot of plain yogurt

2 hours
885 calories

Additional food/drinks

Packet of crisps, banana, and slice of toast with lower fat spread

5 mins
438 calories

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Breakfast

Bowl of porridge, slice of wholemeal toast and lower fat spread, and a glass of fresh orange juice

10 mins
338 calories

Lunch

Egg and cress mayonnaise baguette, fruit yogurt and skinny latte

15 mins
819 calories

Dinner

Roast chicken with potatoes and vegetables, homemade apple crumble and a pot of plain yogurt

2 hours
885 calories

Additional food/drinks

Packet of crisps, banana, and slice of toast with lower fat spread

5 mins
438 calories

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Breakfast

Bowl of porridge, slice of wholemeal toast and lower fat spread, and a glass of fresh orange juice

10 mins
338 calories

Lunch

Egg and cress mayonnaise baguette, fruit yogurt and skinny latte

15 mins
819 calories

Dinner

Roast chicken with potatoes and vegetables, homemade apple crumble and a pot of plain yogurt

2 hours
885 calories

Additional food/drinks

Packet of crisps, banana, and slice of toast with lower fat spread

5 mins
438 calories

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Breakfast

Bowl of porridge, slice of wholemeal toast and lower fat spread, and a glass of fresh orange juice

10 mins
338 calories

Lunch

Egg and cress mayonnaise baguette, fruit yogurt and skinny latte

15 mins
819 calories

Dinner

Roast chicken with potatoes and vegetables, homemade apple crumble and a pot of plain yogurt

2 hours
885 calories

Additional food/drinks

Packet of crisps, banana, and slice of toast with lower fat spread

5 mins
438 calories

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Breakfast

Bowl of porridge, slice of wholemeal toast and lower fat spread, and a glass of fresh orange juice

10 mins
338 calories

Lunch

Egg and cress mayonnaise baguette, fruit yogurt and skinny latte

15 mins
819 calories

Dinner

Roast chicken with potatoes and vegetables, homemade apple crumble and a pot of plain yogurt

2 hours
885 calories

Additional food/drinks

Packet of crisps, banana, and slice of toast with lower fat spread

5 mins
438 calories

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Breakfast

Bowl of porridge, slice of wholemeal toast and lower fat spread, and a glass of fresh orange juice

10 mins
338 calories

Lunch

Egg and cress mayonnaise baguette, fruit yogurt and skinny latte

15 mins
819 calories

Dinner

Roast chicken with potatoes and vegetables, homemade apple crumble and a pot of plain yogurt

2 hours
885 calories

Additional food/drinks

Packet of crisps, banana, and slice of toast with lower fat spread

5 mins
438 calories

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Breakfast

Bowl of porridge, slice of wholemeal toast and lower fat spread, and a glass of fresh orange juice

10 mins
338 calories

Lunch

Egg and cress mayonnaise baguette, fruit yogurt and skinny latte

15 mins
819 calories

Dinner

Roast chicken with potatoes and vegetables, homemade apple crumble and a pot of plain yogurt

2 hours
885 calories

Additional food/drinks

Packet of crisps, banana, and slice of toast with lower fat spread

5 mins
438 calories

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Breakfast

Bowl of porridge, slice of wholemeal toast and lower fat spread, and a glass of fresh orange juice

10 mins
338 calories

Lunch

Egg and cress mayonnaise baguette, fruit yogurt and skinny latte

15 mins
819 calories

Dinner

Roast chicken with potatoes and vegetables, homemade apple crumble and a pot of plain yogurt

2 hours
885 calories

Additional food/drinks

Packet of crisps, banana, and slice of toast with lower fat spread

5 mins
438 calories

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Breakfast

Bowl of porridge, slice of wholemeal toast and lower fat spread, and a glass of fresh orange juice

10 mins
338 calories

Lunch

Egg and cress mayonnaise baguette, fruit yogurt and skinny latte

15 mins
819 calories

Dinner

Roast chicken with potatoes and vegetables, homemade apple crumble and a pot of plain yogurt

2 hours
885 calories

Additional food/drinks

Packet of crisps, banana, and slice of toast with lower fat spread

5 mins
438 calories

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Breakfast

Bowl of porridge, slice of wholemeal toast and lower fat spread, and a glass of fresh orange juice

10 mins
338 calories

Lunch

Egg and cress mayonnaise baguette, fruit yogurt and skinny latte

15 mins
819 calories

Dinner

Roast chicken with potatoes and vegetables, homemade apple crumble and a pot of plain yogurt

2 hours
885 calories

Additional food/drinks

Packet of crisps, banana, and slice of toast with lower fat spread

5 mins
438 calories

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Breakfast

Bowl of porridge, slice of wholemeal toast and lower fat spread, and a glass of fresh orange juice

10 mins
338 calories

Lunch

Egg and cress mayonnaise baguette, fruit yogurt and skinny latte

15 mins
819 calories

Dinner

Roast chicken with potatoes and vegetables, homemade apple crumble and a pot of plain yogurt

2 hours
885 calories

Additional food/drinks

Packet of crisps, banana, and slice of toast with lower fat spread

5 mins
438 calories

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Breakfast

Bowl of porridge, slice of wholemeal toast and lower fat spread, and a glass of fresh orange juice

10 mins
338 calories

Lunch

Egg and cress mayonnaise baguette, fruit yogurt and skinny latte

15 mins
819 calories

Dinner

Roast chicken with potatoes and vegetables, homemade apple crumble and a pot of plain yogurt

2 hours
885 calories

Additional food/drinks

Packet of crisps, banana, and slice of toast with lower fat spread

5 mins
438 calories

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Breakfast

Bowl of porridge, slice of wholemeal toast and lower fat spread, and a glass of fresh orange juice

10 mins
338 calories

Lunch

Egg and cress mayonnaise baguette, fruit yogurt and skinny latte

15 mins
819 calories

Dinner

Roast chicken with potatoes and vegetables, homemade apple crumble and a pot of plain yogurt

2 hours
885 calories

Additional food/drinks

Packet of crisps, banana, and slice of toast with lower fat spread

5 mins
438 calories

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Breakfast

Bowl of porridge, slice of wholemeal toast and lower fat spread, and a glass of fresh orange juice

10 mins
338 calories

Lunch

Egg and cress mayonnaise baguette, fruit yogurt and skinny latte

15 mins
819 calories

Dinner

Roast chicken with potatoes and vegetables, homemade apple crumble and a pot of plain yogurt

2 hours
885 calories

Additional food/drinks

Packet of crisps, banana, and slice of toast with lower fat spread

5 mins
438 calories

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