Kids' Food Allergies for Dummies by Mimi Tang

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Everything you need to know to look after kids with food allergy

Managing food allergy is vital for the safety of kids in your care. The best defence against a serious allergic reaction is knowledge, and this book provides you with everything you need to know, from prevention and diagnosis through to caring for kids at home, school or away on holidays.

Look after your child in your home and on the go — organise your home and make travel plans that cater for your child's needs

Provide a safe environment at school or the childcare centre — set up your school or centre to manage allergies with confidence

Prepare your child to take responsibility for a food allergy — ensure your child knows about problem foods

Know when allergic reactions are serious — be prepared to treat and manage anaphylaxis

Get to grips with the difference between types of food allergy — identify immediate and delayed food allergies

Understand why allergy rates are on the rise — access the latest research on what causes allergies, and how to avoid them

Prepare for allergy testing — learn how your child is tested and how you can get involved

Look into future treatments — get a grasp on new allergy treatments and possible cures

Open the book and find:

Clear instructions for using EpiPens and Anapens

Simple explanations about different types of food allergy

Information about how to recognise and treat allergic reactions

Sample emergency action plans

The latest research on finding a cure for food allergy

Key lessons to teach children with food allergy

Suggestions for food replacements

Websites to access further support

Learn to:

Keep the home, classroom and childcare centre safe

Show others how to care for kids with food allergy

Educate kids about helping their friends and themselves

 

About Mimi Tang

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Published February 3, 2012 by For Dummies. 320 pages
Genres: Cooking, Health, Fitness & Dieting.

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