Breezy, uplifting, yet meaty and informative. -- Nancy Carol Sanker, OTR, Director of Educational Support Groups, Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America (AAFA)
I ... agree with one main goal of this resource, which is to help your child eat differently without feeling different. -- Janet Rinehart, Chairman, Houston Celiac Sprue Support Group, and Past President, National CSA/USA, Inc.
This book will be a welcome addition to references recommended by health care professionals to their food-sensitive patients. -- Kenneth Fine, M.D., Intestinal Health Institute, FinerHealth and Nutrition
From the Publisher
Some things are inevitable. When Carol Fenster, Ph.D., discovered she couldnt eat wheat ten years ago, she started her own publishing company to share her wheat-free living skills with others. When author Theresa (Terri) Willingham learned her son, Chris, was gluten-intolerant, she wrote a book about raising a healthy, gluten-free child. It was inevitable that the two would eventually meet. They collaborated and the end result is Savory Palates fourth book: Food Allergy Field Guide: A Lifestyle Manual for Families.
Terri and I know we need more books for children with food sensitivities which, according to the Centers for Disease Control, affect 1 in every 6 children, says Fenster, who has authored three books of her own. This is especially true for Celiac Disease, a form of gluten-intolerance that was presumed to be quite rare but is now thought to affect as many as one in every 120 children (University of Maryland School of Medicine, 2000). Gluten, a protein in wheat, barley, rye, and spelt, is the culprit because it prevents celiacs from absorbing nutrients from food. The result is malnutrition, anemia, small stature, and other complications.
Terri knows from first-hand experience what it's like to raise a child with food sensitivities. I focus on helping families manage childrens food sensitivities, especially helping them to eat different without seeming different, says Willingham. Children want to fit in and sometimes a special diet sets them apart. She offers practical advice to build a childs health-esteem while assuring that the child and family, friends, school, and other caregivers are prepared to handle the occasions in a childs lifeschool events, parties, field trips, and eating out.
Savory Palate Press is proud to add the Food Allergy Field Guide to its list of offerings for those with food sensitivities. Physicians, dietitians, nutritionists, and ohter health professionals welcomed the new book with praises, saying it was a valuable addition to resources they recommend for food-sensitive families.