Synopses & Reviews
Flourishing With Food Allergies: Social, Emotional and Practical Guidance for Families With Young Children is an empowering guide for those who are coping with a food allergy in todays world. By sharing her own personal experiences and successes, as well as those of numerous families, doctors and teachers, author A. Anderson has provided an immense and invaluable compilation of practical experience. The book begins by showcasing fifteen case studies of families who have successfully handled food allergies in their young children. These case studies offer parents and caretakers an opportunity to learn about social, emotional and practical aspects of raising a child with food allergies. Seven additional interviews from a variety of doctors and teachers are provided for professional perspectives, advice and positive support. They describe different experiences, attitudes, and beliefs about the increase in food allergies in children and other disorders that might be affected by food allergies such as asthma and ADHD. This practical and positive guide is not just for parents, Grandparents, aunts, uncles, teachers, caretakers, pediatricians, therapists, school cafeteria and restaurant workers will learn valuable information about how to handle food allergies and support these children. The book also provides a number of other tools, lists of food ingredients and additives to avoid, school and travel preparedness checklists, and discussions of myth versus fact relative to food allergies. Further, the pros and cons of a 504 Disability Plan are explored and compared with a less formal Action Plan for handling food allergies in children attending school. In addition, Anderson relies upon her personal experience in finding food-free activities and handling food-filled events to further empower families and children cope with food allergy-related issues. All of these tools seek to educate and prepare caretakers both in practical and emotional terms and avoid ""scare tacti
About the Author
A. Anderson is the mother of two children with food allergies and an established freelance writer of non-fiction with over fifteen years of experience that includes consulting and public speaking. A. Anderson is a member of the National Writers Association and International Womens Writing Guild. Yale University awarded her with Certificates of Achievement and Appreciation and she has been highly rated as a speaker at national conferences and received top consultant honors. She received her B.A. in philosophy from the University of Vermont in 1990 and earned postgraduate certifications in 1991 and 1996 from UCLA in the areas of law and data communications. She received master certifications by Oracle University as a design architect and web application developer in 1998 and 2000.