Allergies are increasing at a rapid rate and the team of experts behind Allergy Sense are here to break them down for families, ensuring people have up to date, and scientifically vetted, information.
A lack of easily accessible and accurate information about particular allergies can exacerbate the anxiety of discovering a new food allergy or your child’s food allergy. Protecting your health, or your child’s health while also maintaining a level of ‘normality’ as a family can become an all-consuming focus. The authors of this book, an allergy specialist, a paediatric dietitian and an occupational therapist collaborate to unpack the difficulties in identifying specific allergies, prevent picky eating in children and guide you to live and eat as a family within the context of this challenge. As well as explaining the background and offering solutions Allergy Sense includes 70 delicious recipes for all the family to try at home.
Chapters include:1. Demystifying allergies2. Is my child allergic?3. Emotions and the sensory world4. A look at ages and stages5. Adjusting to a new reality6. Living and thriving with allergies7. Recipes and meal plans8. Breakfasts9. Family meals10. Lunch boxes and snacks11. Desserts and parties12. Allergy action plan
Kath Megaw has been in child nutrition for 20 years. She is South Africa's leading paediatric dietician and holds four medical qualifications from the prestigious John Hopkins University.
Dr Sarah Karabus is a paediatric allergologists, with a post as consultant lecturer at the Red Cross Hospital in Cape Town. She has been published in several medical journals and frequently speaks at national and international conferences.
Meg Faure is an occupational therapist specialising in fussy eating and infant care and is passionate in assisting parents to nurture their babies, Meg runs a clinical practice in Cape Town, writes for various media platforms and is an international speaker.