Qty:1
  • List Price: $19.99
  • Save: $3.71 (19%)
FREE Shipping on orders over $35.
In Stock.
Ships from and sold by Amazon.com.
Gift-wrap available.
The Parent's Guide to Foo... has been added to your Cart
FREE Shipping on orders over $35.
Used: Very Good | Details
Condition: Used: Very Good
Comment: While this book has been loved by someone else, they left it in great condition. Hurry and buy it before someone else does and take advantage of our FREE Super Saver Shipping!!!
Access codes and supplements are not guaranteed with used items.
Have one to sell? Sell on Amazon
Flip to back Flip to front
Listen Playing... Paused   You're listening to a sample of the Audible audio edition.
Learn more
See this image

The Parent's Guide to Food Allergies: Clear and Complete Advice from the Experts on Raising Your Food-Allergic Child Paperback – April 10, 2001

ISBN-13: 978-0805066005 ISBN-10: 0805066004 Edition: 1st

Buy New
Price: $16.28
38 New from $1.47 132 Used from $0.01 1 Collectible from $9.98
Amazon Price New from Used from
Paperback
"Please retry"
$16.28
$1.47 $0.01
Unknown Binding
"Please retry"
$16.28 FREE Shipping on orders over $35. In Stock. Ships from and sold by Amazon.com. Gift-wrap available.

Frequently Bought Together

The Parent's Guide to Food Allergies: Clear and Complete Advice from the Experts on Raising Your Food-Allergic Child + Caring for Your Child with Severe Food Allergies: Emotional Support and Practical Advice from a Parent Who's Been There
Price for both: $26.98

Buy the selected items together

NO_CONTENT_IN_FEATURE

Holiday Deals in Books
Holiday Deals in Books
Find deals for every reader in the Holiday Deals in Books store, featuring savings of up to 50% on cookbooks, children's books, literature & fiction, and more.

Product Details

  • Paperback: 376 pages
  • Publisher: Henry Holt & Company; 1st edition (April 10, 2001)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0805066004
  • ISBN-13: 978-0805066005
  • Product Dimensions: 6 x 0.8 x 9 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 15.2 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (35 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,243,104 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

Editorial Reviews

Amazon.com Review

Few things are scarier than witnessing a child having an allergic reaction, whether it manifests itself as wheezing or life-threatening anaphylaxis. Parents will do anything to avoid having their child suffer such a reaction again, but treading the line between being prepared and being paranoid can be tricky. The Parent's Guide to Food Allergies was written by a team of people who shared their expertise from the medical lab and the kitchen; two M.D.s and one Ph.D. collaborated with author Marianne Barber, the mother of a food-allergic son, who writes with a personal slant so often absent from medical guides. Barber understands the daily coping skills that are needed when living with an allergic child, from banning particular foods entirely to reading ingredient labels.

Especially common allergens like peanuts, wheat, and eggs merit separate chapters, while other foods are treated more generally. Each of the food-specific chapters includes a list of ways that the ingredients can "hide" in processed foods. Once you learn that milk also goes by hydrolysate, and that one of wheat's many aliases is seitan, you'll realize the importance of careful reading. The chapter titled "Hidden Allergens" expands on this theme, and while Barber does an excellent job of detailing the possible hiding places, she says, "careful labeling is well and good, but it doesn't eliminate the need for a judgment call on your part." There's also a chapter on anaphylaxis, in which the realities of living with Epi-pens and liquid antihistamines are faced in a kind, straightforward manner. A special recipe section includes enjoyable treats for the whole family that are baked with wheat-free flour, milk-free margarine, and applesauce instead of eggs. (The spice cake with fresh fruit is a delicious treat.)

At once gentle and authoritative, Barber's book is an excellent guide through the maze of childhood allergies. --Jill Lightner

About the Author

Marianne Barber is an award-winning copywriter who runs her own direct-marketing agency. She is also the mother of Lucas, whose severe food allergies led her to write this book.

Maryanne Bartoszek Scott, M.D., is a physician in private practice whose specialty is pediatric allergy and immunology.

Elinor Greenberg, Ph.D. is a psychotherapist in private practice.

More About the Author

Discover books, learn about writers, read author blogs, and more.

Customer Reviews

I highly recommend this book to anyone who loves someone with a food allergy.
"askosrose"
Many thanks to Marianne Barber for giving us this extremely informative, practical, easy to read book!
Julie Weaver
This book is very informative when it came to learning about my child's food allergies.
Mary Westberg

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

24 of 24 people found the following review helpful By Mary Westberg on April 18, 2001
Format: Paperback
This book is very informative when it came to learning about my child's food allergies. It taught me in depth aspects of his allergies to milk, eggs, wheat, nuts and soybean, along with not so common food allergies. It taught about what allergies were, and the most effective methods for establishing exactly which foods he was allergic to.
It also has quite a few recipes focused towards kids that were just delicious.
It teaches how to organize your house, deal with their allergies in the outside world (ie, restaurants, school, babysitter's, etc. ) and how to comfort you and your child and help deal with the anxiety, stress and depression that often occurs with food allergies.
It has sections on explaining eczema, asthma and environmental allergies, which my son also has. It was a very informative and comforting book in helping me deal with my son's allergies.
I recommend it to anyone and everyone who have children with food allergies!
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
19 of 19 people found the following review helpful By "pvelez@home.com" on September 9, 2001
Format: Paperback
I can not say enough about this wonderful book. When my child was first diagnosed with food allergies I was extremly stressed out. I came on-line and read as much as I could and purchased several books to learn how to cope. This book offers real life solutions for parents who can not stop their entire lives. The author makes suggestions on how to survive day to day as well as on vacations and at birthday parties. She offers several recipes for kid food and everything I have tried has been great. This is the best, most comprehensive book on the subject.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
9 of 9 people found the following review helpful By Shirley Matthews, Ph.D. on June 16, 2001
Format: Paperback
What can you say about a book that is endorsed by the leading authority in the field and is yet written in a manner that even a non-science type like me found 100 percent accessible? It's about time someone filled this gap!! This book gave us the information we needed, in beautifully written, plain English, to both get our son the treatment he needed and to live with the allergies it was finally determined he had. Since both my husband and I have an intolerance to dairy we were told that my son's excessive vomiting was due to an intolerance to dairy. After reading The Parent's Guide, I learned that his symptoms were consistent with those of an allergic reaction. Armed with this knowledge, we were ready to do battle with the managed care gatekeepers and demand that he see a specialist. The allergist we saw found that our son is indeed allergic to dairy along with several other foods. And thanks to this book, I understood the process the doctors took my son through to come to this conclusion. When given the diagnosis we felt somewhat vindicated because like many parents with food allergic children "we just knew what the problem was" but then what do you do? Thanks to The Parent's Guide we knew what questions to ask the dietician and how to survive in a world where dairy foods appear to be everywhere!! This is a book that should be given to every school district and to every allergic child's teachers! I also believe this book would be useful to other psychologists like myself, who work with adolescents and families. We are giving a copy to our pediatrician so that she will know how to help other parents like us and to our parents who have even less understanding about allergies than we did and are not even sure they want to know more. This book is a wonderful guide; reading The Parent's Guide to Food Allergies is like sharing with a more knowledgeable friend.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
9 of 9 people found the following review helpful By Julie Weaver on April 16, 2001
Format: Paperback
Many thanks to Marianne Barber for giving us this extremely informative, practical, easy to read book! Discovering that your child has life threatening food allergies is overwhelming to say the least. Now we individually don't have to "reinvent the wheel" on our own. This book will save many parents and caregivers so much time by telling us what to expect, what works, what doesn't, how to handle difficult situations such as birthday parties, eating out, etc. This book will be a well worn, dog-eared, treasured reference in homes for years to come.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
9 of 9 people found the following review helpful By Susanne M. Wagner on October 2, 2001
Format: Paperback
I can't recommend this book enough. After your doctor so casually recommends eliminating multiple foods from your childs diet- it soaks in. The news is lifestyle altering.
This book, co-written by a practicle mom, and MD, is wonderfully written and well organized. It is a must. It is a guide on how to live with allergies. It includes information from allergy testing, hidden ingredients, types of allergic responses, preventing allergies in your next child, and recipes. It was the first book a purchased on the subject, and I refer to it often.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
9 of 9 people found the following review helpful By Stephanie G. Downs on February 25, 2002
Format: Paperback
I have read several books, and this one is the best. The book contains useful information for explaining the different types of food allergies, and chances for outgrowing these allergies. It also offers sympathy for parents of kids with food allergies and let's you know you are not alone in your fears and struggles. Most importantly, the book has GREAT recipes that are easy to make that the whole family will enjoy. I regulary make the zucchini and banana breads for my dairy and egg allergic son to take to school for snacks. Terrific book!!
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
8 of 8 people found the following review helpful By BotFly on June 25, 2006
Format: Paperback
I have a son who has chronic ezcema and food allergies. I have been to several allergists (and am still searching for the perfect one) and none of them has been as much help to me yet as this book. I went into food allergies knowing something but not enough, as I quickly and clearly learned from the book. I was able to stock my kitchen, pack my diaper bag, and feel prepared when ordering out because of the help I got here.

The author is both clear and down-to-earth, skipping the "over medical" lingo and speaking real, clear language to mothers (and fathers) who have children with food allergies. She empathizes with the situation you are in, and also addresses the SEVERITY food allergies have and helps you take the right precaution when eating out.

I HIGHLY recommend this book as a starting point and launching pad for any mother who suspects or knows food allergies might be a problem for thier child. Please read this and don't get scared, get prepared !!!! It helped me take on this challenge I have as a mother of a child with such a life altering condition.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again

Most Recent Customer Reviews