Special Dietary Restrictions 2017-10-25T19:40:46+00:00

Special Dietary Restrictions

Providing Nutritious Alternatives That Taste Great

Good Nutrition is Essential

Summer camp is a time for special fun and creating memories that will last a lifetime. Top among the list of things that kids judge their experience by is the food. We understand that good nutrition is essential to their health and well-being while at camp. Certain campers, who have special dietary concerns, often worry about whether or not they are going to have the same tasty food as their peers. At CampFood.org, we make sure that those with allergies, lifestyle, or religious food restrictions can find plenty of delicious options that they will love just as much!

Common Food Allergies

Allergies are the first category of food restrictions we consider. Milk, cheese, and other dairy items can create serious digestive troubles for those individuals who are sensitive to it. While soy milk can be a viable substitute for some children, there are also those campers who are allergic to soy milk and other soy products. Accordingly, we provide a variety of alternative products, in addition to soy. We frequently offer almond, cashew, and coconut milk, both for drinking, as well as for use in our proprietary recipes.

Another common food group that can cause issues for children is gluten, commonly found in wheat. Wheat is at the top of the list for those who are sensitive to gluten. However, there are additional gluten-containing grains that can cause the same reactions. These include barley, rye, and the breakfast favorite oatmeal. Our chefs are culinary experts and can prepare bread and other baked goods such as cookies, cakes, and muffins that are gluten-free while being every bit as delicious as their wheat-based counterparts.

Although many kids love peanut butter, it can be extremely dangerous for those who are allergic to peanuts. Additionally, there are several tree nuts that are known to cause allergies in some people. These include almonds, Brazil nuts, pecans, pine nuts, and walnuts. For children with nut allergies, we commonly use substitutes such as rice, corn, millet, and even roasted beans!

Accommodating Religious and Lifestyle Choices

Beyond allergies, there are other dietary restrictions that we can accommodate, such as religious or lifestyle choices. The most common are kosher, vegetarian and vegan. Vegans do not eat eggs, dairy or meat products in any form. There are also some who restrict honey because it is made by bees. On the other hand, vegetarians consume all of these things, with the exception of meat and sometimes, eggs.

Kosher foods restrict meat consumption, including the elimination of shellfish. Meat from cows, sheep, and goats is permitted, while pig products are not. Our chefs are well-prepared and equipped with a large variety of substitute entrees, snacks, and desserts. Rest assured that CampFood.org can provide delicious, well-balanced meals that adhere to any dietary restriction.

Accommodating Religious and Lifestyle Choices

Beyond allergies, there are other dietary restrictions that we can accommodate, such as religious or lifestyle choices. The most common are kosher, vegetarian and vegan. Vegans do not eat eggs, dairy or meat products in any form. There are also some who restrict honey because it is made by bees. On the other hand, vegetarians consume all of these things, with the exception of meat and sometimes, eggs.

Kosher foods restrict meat consumption, including the elimination of shellfish. Meat from cows, sheep, and goats is permitted, while pig products are not. Our chefs are well-prepared and equipped with a large variety of substitute entrees, snacks, and desserts. Rest assured that CampFord.org can provide delicious, well-balanced meals that adhere to any dietary restriction.

The Importance of Feeling Welcome and Safe at Camp

We work hard to ensure that all young campers feel welcome and safe at your camp by understanding these important dietary restrictions and providing excellent substitutions. Our delicious replacements will help them to focus on the excitement of camp rather than worrying about their food restrictions. Let our award-winning team of nutritionists and chefs develop the perfect menu options for your upcoming season. Call us today and discover what makes our company simply the best!

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