An excellent new resource for parents of newly diagnosed children with food allergies has recently become available. I wish this primer had been available when I first learned of my son's peanut allergy; it reviews all of the basic to-do's and not-to-do's. Kudos to Kids with Food Allergies (KFA) on this great effort. To take a look at the new e-book, visit KFA's web site at www.kidswithfoodallergies.org and move your mouse over to the left sidebar. Click on From Confusion to Confidence: KFA's Starter Guide to Parenting a Child with a Food Allergy. Simply enter your email address, name, and zip code, and click on the Download button.
When my son was first diagnosed, the nurse at the allergist's office gave me a one page fact sheet with some resources listed. Very few resources were listed on that page; KFA's new e-book would be an excellent addition to allergist's resource lists for newly diagnosed patients! So, take a look and if you like what you see, please recommend it to your allergist and local support groups too. It covers all the food allergy basics--diagnosis, anaphylaxis, label reading, non-food items, hidden sources of allergens, and more.