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We all need a little help sometimes. Perhaps you’re a parent dealing with your child’s food allergy diagnosis, in Minnesota or elsewhere. Maybe you’re a childcare provider or school navigating the everyday challenges with food allergy safety and policy development. Or, you’re an individual dealing with the stress of life’s unexpected challenges — you don’t have to go through it alone.

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From the Blog

Book Review: My Food Allergies

Editor’s Note

It was truly an honor to have Amber DeVore, R.D. contact me to review her new book, My Food Allergies. In a straightforward manner, Amber recounts the story of her son’s first anaphylactic reaction, allowing readers to learn and have a better understanding about food allergies and anaphylaxis. The story, combined with David Robinson’s cute illustrations, creates an excellent resource to educate children about the risks and necessary care for someone with a food allergy.

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The book has two main characters, a young boy named Kieran and his mom. After a hard day of playing baseball, Kieran comes home to eat a snack of yogurt with granola. He unfortunately has an allergic reaction, his face swells and breaks out in hives. His mom calls 911 and he is taken to the hospital via ambulance. The doctor at the hospital determines that he is allergic to nuts, which was in the granola.

Once the diagnosis is determined, the family gathers the knowledge on how to stay safe: learns what foods to avoid, how to read ingredient and manufacturing labels, carries epinephrine wherever they go, does not share food, and how to safely and positively participate in life’s activities where food is served, i.e., bring your own safe, nut-free snacks and treats.

What I found to be the most endearing aspect of this book is the interactive guide at the end. The questions posed, encourage the reader to think about and discuss how they stay safe and navigate food allergies in their own life. By including a discussion, a dialogue is created between a child and the reader, most likely a parent, family member or caregiver. The dialogue create a teaching moment where the child learns how to keep safe, care for him/herself, participate positively in his/her life, and finally, provides the opportunity for a child to discuss his/her feelings regarding having a food allergy.

My Food Allergies is an excellent selection to teach, to share and just plain enjoy!

You can find My Food Allergies on Amazon.