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The Food Allergy Experience: Full Color Edition Paperback – September 18, 2012
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About the Author
Ruchi S. Gupta, MD, MPH, is an attending pediatrician at Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, an associate professor at Northwestern Feinberg School of Medicine, and is director of the Center for Maternal and Child Health at Northwestern University's Institute for Healthcare Studies. Dr. Gupta’s education includes an MD from the University of Louisville, an MPH from the Harvard School of Public Health, a pediatric residency at the University of Washington, and a research fellowship at Children’s Hospital Boston, Harvard Medical School. Dr. Gupta is a mother of a child with food allergies and lives in Chicago with her husband and two children.
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The book is arranged in four parts: THE BEGINNING, RELATIONSHIPS, SOCIAL WORLD, and EVERYDAY. Each part has several smaller chapters that are arranged into practical, easy to read and digest tips from parents and doctors who live with allergies every day. My husband can tell that the book is relevant and useful by the number of page tabs and hi-lights I put in the book as I read it. Even though I’ve been dealing with my daughter’s food allergies for over 6 years now, I learned so much and connected with so much in this book. There are many wonderful reminders, new ways to approach things like talking to parents and caregivers, and how to help your children learn to manage their allergies.
The end of the book has a wonderful section of sixteen glorious pages full of resources for things such as national and international organizations, 504 plans, support groups, magazines, books, summer camps, travel resources, and related disease information. It also contains sample letters to family and friends to help explain your child’s allergies, sample letters that school principals and teachers can use, and FARE’S Emergency Action Plan along with their website info ([...] I am co-founding a local allergy support group this fall, and this is the first book I plan to recommend to anyone who lives with food allergies or loves anyone with food allergies!
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