Everything caregivers need to know about food allergies in children and how to keep kids safe.
An allergic response to food can be something as mild as a rash or as life-threatening as anaphylactic shock. It is estimated that between 5 – 8% of New Zealand children have a food allergy (Allergy New Zealand). But for responsible caregivers the health and wellbeing of the children in their care isn’t a matter of percentages – it’s top priority. The best defense against a severe allergic reaction is knowledge, and now this book arms parents, school staff, childcare workers, babysitters and other family caregivers with the knowledge they need to keep food-allergic kids safe – or even save a life.
Provides clear, accurate and practical information on the different kinds of food allergies, along with information on foods and products that can contain allergens.
Shows carers how to prepare a safe environment for allergic kids, recognize allergic symptoms and respond to an allergic reaction.
Outlines practical solutions for adapting school classrooms, tuck shops, sporting clubs, kitchens, recreational centres, and other places kids spend time to make them suitable for hosting kids with food allergies.
Features easy-to-understand, easy-to-execute action plans for every imaginable situation.
Assuming no prior understanding of food allergies and written by two pediatric allergists from Melbourne’s Royal Children’s Hospital, Kids’ Food Allergies For Dummies
belongs on the reference shelf of every organization responsible for the care of children, and is a must-have resource for anyone concerned for their health and safety.