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The Nut-Free Mom Blog: Food Allergy Memoir: “Feeding Eden” by Susan Weissman

6 Apr

The Nut-Free Mom Blog: Food Allergy Memoir: “Feeding Eden” by Susan Weissman.

Feeding Eden,” by Susan Weissman is a new memoir that speaks to the heart of what it means to parent a child with severe food allergies, everything from finding safe foods to exploring medical care, and ultimately, learning to live with your new normal. 

So much in this book is validating for the food allergy parent, who is often ridiculed or taken to task for their cautious approach to what others think of as harmless activities. Says Weissman in her book, “When I break from routine, there is always a risk particular to Eden. Whether I hire a new baby-sitter, purchase a new brand of tortillas, or plan a family day trip by ferry, I chance the unforeseeable.” Well said and truly understood only by another parent facing food allergies. 

get allergy wise: Book Review: The Best Audience: A Lesson about Food Allergies for Young Children

9 Mar

get allergy wise: Book Review: The Best Audience: A Lesson about Food Allergies for Young Children.

Overall, I highly recommend this book to parents and educators alike.  Reading this book alone to the class will definitely cover the key points of food allergies.Mrs. Brock poses questions to the children that definitely help to start a conversation about food allergies. 

Renowned Disney World Chef Spearheads Allergy-Friendly Restaurant Policies

7 Mar

While with Disney, Chef Joel trained chefs, managers, and servers on food allergy procedures. He also sourced ingredients free of the top 8 allergens and asked for guest feedback, wanting to know which allergen-free products guests preferred.

He recently released a book titled “Serving People with Food Allergies: Kitchen Management & Menu Creation” about his experience developing allergen-friendly menus. 

‘Flourishing with Food Allergies’ Receives First-Rate Reviews

7 Nov

A. Anderson’s book, Flourishing with Food Allergies, recently received over twenty first-rate reviews from book reviewers, food allergy leaders and parents. It is named as a highlighted title for superior levels of creativity, originality, and high standards of design by Jenkins Group.

Flourishing covers the childhood allergies of peanut, tree nut, dairy, egg, soy, wheat, fish and shellfish and how they affect infants, toddlers, and children, as well as ADHD, autism and asthma. Reviews and book details can be found at: http://www.flourishingwithfoodallergies.com.

via ‘Flourishing with Food Allergies’ Receives First-Rate Reviews.

Getting Started With Food Allergies – A Parents Guide To The First Week | Edible Issues

2 Oct

Getting Started With Food Allergies – A Parents Guide To The First Week | Edible Issues.

A few weeks ago, I started writing a post about the early days of a food allergy diagnosis. It may have been six years ago, but I still remember how hard those first few months were after we learned of Riley’s peanut allergy.

We’d seen the doctors and been provided with a ton of information about what he now could and couldn’t eat, but there was so much we didn’t know. Food labels were a nightmare. Learning how to read them properly was time consuming and stressful; and I spent hours online searching for answers in all the wrong places.My post kept getting longer and longer, until I suddenly had 3,500 words – so I decided to turn it into an ebook called Getting Started with Food Allergies – A Parent’s Guide to the First Week. It’s now available from the Kindle store for only $0.99, or I’m happy to send you a free copy if you subscribe to EdibleIssues.com and send me an email to let me know.