There’s No Such Thing As A Special Diet

Cooking “nuggets” five different ways for one camp meal can be a challenge–especially when the spoon from one batch can’t touch the spoon from another batch. With the growth of food allergies and special diets, camp food supervisors may go crazy. With a little creativity, Camp For All–a special-needs camp in Texas–has simplified the process, and the campers, camp staff and food-services staff all are benefiting. The growing number of special diets that need to be provided at camps today …


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2 comments on “There’s No Such Thing As A Special Diet

  1. John Oliver on said:

    Pat, thank you for an excellent article.

    In a world where everyone is publishing “Top 5 Steps for…” and “The Best 10 Ways to…”, it can be hard to come by truly good information. I found each of the tips to be very helpful. Food allergies and intolerances are often seen as burdens, but these tips show that they can be an occasion for creativity, opportunity and variety. I especially liked tips #6 and #7.

    I’ll be sharing this with some of my colleagues, and I’m sure they’ll in turn share it with many of our YMCA and summer camp partners.

    Thank you!

  2. Sharee on said:

    The special diet intern they had last summer was awesome! I had some of the best camp food ever, and even got some ideas for new snacks for myself! I was so grateful to CFA for making accommodations for me, even as a counselor. :)

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