This New Tool Makes Dining Out So Much Easier for Parents & Kids with Food Allergies

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If your kiddo has a peanut or gluten allergy, Nima wants to help. Their new online tool allows parents to find restaurants with allergen-free menu items. Best of all? It’s free!

The company, which revolutionized eating with its Peanut Sensor and Gluten Sensor products, is making dining out with food allergies so much easier. Just nimasensor.com/map/ and the page will connect you with local eateries that have either peanut- or gluten-free menu options.

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Chain restaurants provide customers with a comfortable sense of predictability. Whether you dine out in Chicago or Orlando, national chain eateries look the same, taste the same and typically prepare food the same. With this in mind, the experts at Nima embarked on a large-scale testing initiative—creating a database of chain restaurants with plenty of peanut- or gluten-free picks.

How does Nima’s new tool work? All you need to do is visit the company’s website. Type the restaurant’s name or type of food your family wants to eat, along with the city and state, in the search bar. Click on either the peanut or gluten icon and get your results. It’s that easy!

Even though Nima’s online search tool can identify restaurants with peanut- and gluten-free options, the company notes that cross-contamination can happen. Shireen Yates, CEO and co-founder of Nima said, “Nima is not designed to replace any of the precautions people with food allergies or sensitivities are already taking at mealtime.” Yates also adds, “Our program is designed to provide one additional data point that when someone does a search, they will get Nima-tested results, regardless of where they are located.”

—Erica Loop

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