Stick to Your Diet by Offering to Bring a Dish to Dinners and Parties

If your diet has certain restrictions, it can make accepting invitations to dinners or parties complicated when the host isn’t aware of your diet’s ins and outs. Here’s a simple, and polite, way to safely stick to your diet and still enjoy the gathering.

Source: Stick to Your Diet by Offering to Bring a Dish to Dinners and Parties

A note about the etiquette around this: it’s polite to offer to bring a dish. It’s not polite to insist upon bringing a dish if the host declines, or to bring a dish without asking.

  • Your host may have a special meal planned down to the last detail. Or she may have dietary preferences your dish doesn’t match. So don’t insist.
  • If you bring a dish without asking, it’s a host/ess gift, and the host/ess is not obliged to serve it. So don’t bring your grain salad without asking unless you never want to see it again.
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How to Eat Well and Manage Your Food Allergies While Traveling

Travel is all about exploring and immersing yourself in a different culture. You probably don’t want to spend your time worrying about your diet. But food allergies and dietary restrictions can be tough to manage when you’re away from home. The good news is, all it takes is the right preparation to keep it from spoiling your trip. Here are a few ways you can prepare.

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There’s no mention about liquids if you’re considering packing allergy/dietary friendly snacks (good idea btw).