Although 30% of American children are allergic to one or more foods, the several recipe books available to help plan safe meals for them (and for the 10% of adults who share their allergies) lack comprehensive guidance on other aspects of the problem. Your Food Allergic Child: A Parent's Guide was created specifically to overcome those deficiencies.
In addition to an extensive assortment of recipes and reliable guidance on feeding the allergic child (at home, at school, and while traveling), other sections include reference charts to the nutrient and chemical contents of common foods, medications, and grocery brands.
The book includes a foreword by Frederic Speer, M.D., nationally recognized authority on food allergies and author of several books on the subject.
Janet Meizel is a lecturer in the Department of Community Health, University of California School of Medicine, Davis, CA.