With so many children now having a food allergy - and that number on the rise - this book provides essential information for their families and carers. Containing basic advice for anyone trying to manage an allergy, this full-colour handbook includes: the medical facts about allergies and anaphaylaxis; practical tips for caring for a child with an allergy (for every age and stage, from babies to teens); how to shop for a child with an allergy; how to prevent cross-contamination when preparing food at home; eating out and party strategies; 100 easy-to-follow, healthy and nutritionally-balanced recipes for every meal of the day that exclude all the major allergens - cow's milk/dairy, egg, peanut, tree nut, soy and wheat - with easy ways to reintroduce excluded foods for other children in the family.
This is the definitive book for making simple, healthy meals for children with allergies and the whole family, written by the Children's Hospital at Westmead's allergy and nutrition experts.
About the authors
Barbara Dennison, Dip HSc PG Dip Com Nut, Senior Paediatric Dietitian, Department of Nutrition and Dietetics, The Children's Hospital at Westmead. Barbara has 27 years' experience as a paediatric dietitian. She edited The PKU Handbook for the Australasian Society for Inborn Errors of Metabolism, released in 2005.
Fiona Wedding, B App Sc (Cons Sc), Consultant Home Economist. Fiona has 20 years' experience in the development of recipes for people with multiple food allergies and resticted diets. She also specialises in helping children and adults facing the challenges of anaphylaxis or fructose malabsorption.
Dr Preeti Joshi, MBBS (Hons) FRACP PhD, Specialist Paediatrician in Allergy and Immunology, Department of Allergy and Immunology, The Children's Hospital at Westmead. Dr Joshi is involved in caring for children with allergies and teaching young doctors and other specialists about the recognition and management of allergies. She is an active member of the Australasian Society of Clinical Immunology and Allergy. Dr Joshi co-authored Managing Your Child's Food Allergies released by HarperCollins in 2009.