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Written by a physician and parent of two severely food-allergic children and reviewed by two board certified allergists, A Little Bit Can Hurt: The Shocking Truth about Food Allergies – Why We Should Care, What We Can Do underscores the dual message that food allergies are life-threatening but also manageable. Easy to read, compelling and abundantly informative, this book will be indispensable to parents, extended family, physicians, school personnel and anyone who knows and cares for a food-allergic child or adult. A Little Bit Can Hurt recounts sixteen personal narratives of those living with food allergies and tenderly reveals the beloved face of your food-allergic child, student, patient, spouse or friend. These faces and voices of food allergy: explain what food allergy is like, why we should care and what we can do about it; give readers specific and helpful ideas to incorporate into their daily routines; enable readers to learn from others’ experiences; and provide a springboard for discussion. In addition, you will gain wisdom from in-depth interviews with seven professionals whose jobs involve the daily care of food-allergic individuals. Learn from a registered dietician, a childcare facility director and several educators. In addition, hear from prominent names in the food allergy community including Dr. Robert Wood, Director of Pediatric Allergy and Immunology at Johns Hopkins Children’s Center; Maria Acebal, former CEO of The Food Allergy and Anaphylaxis Network and now a member of the Board of Directors at Food Allergy Research and Education; and Joel Schaefer, previously Manager of Product Development and Special Diets at Walt Disney® World Resort and currently President of Allergy Chefs, Inc. Via the experienced voices of food-allergic individuals and the family and professionals caring for them, A Little Bit Can Hurt offers a comprehensive, three-dimensional portrait of food allergy.
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