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What should I do when I arrive at a restaurant if I'm on a special diet?

If you are on a special diet, study the menu while waiting to be seated when you arrive at a restaurant. Before ordering, ask your waitress/waiter questions about the menu items to get more specific information about whether these would be a good choice. In this health- and nutrition-conscious age, restaurant personnel are accustomed to special requests for food items or preparation.

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