Colorado Springs, CO (PRWEB) October 16, 2006
Does your child have nut allergies? A new book has been written just for you. “Chad the Allergic Chipmunk: A Children’s Story of Nut Allergies” is the third allergy-related book by author and mother, Nicole Smith.
“Chad” tells the story of a young chipmunk who discovers he’s allergic to nuts and explains severe tree nut allergies in simple terms. This is the third book by author, Nicole Smith, her first being “Allie the Allergic Elephant: A Children’s Story of Peanut Allergies” a national best seller on the topic of peanut allergies, and the second, “Cody the Allergic Cow: A Children’s Story of Milk Allergies.”
Food allergies affect approximately 6-8% of children in the United States, and nuts are one of the top 8 allergens. Children can exhibit mild to severe, life threatening symptoms, and very few will outgrow their nut allergy as they age. “Nut avoidance requires a huge commitment on the part of the family,” states Nicole Smith, “recipes have to be reworked, labels read and foods from friends are never eaten.”
“Chad” explains the problems of accepting foods from well-meaning friends as a potentially hazardous situation. “Nut ingredients hide in so many foods, and non-allergic children aren’t going to know whether what they’re eating is safe for the nut-allergic child,” continues Mrs. Smith. “A parent’s best power tool is knowledge on the part of the allergic child. Never accept food from others, and only eat food with an ingredient label attached that a parent has okayed.”
“Chad” is available on Amazon.com or through the author’s Web site: Allergicchild.com.
Nicole Smith, Author
425 W. Rockrimmon Blvd, Suite 202
Colorado Springs, CO 80919