Flourishing with Food Allergies Wins Pinnacle Book Award

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Flourishing with Food Allergies wins Pinnacle Book Award for Best in Health. Beyond helping parents---the industries of education, healthcare and food service find Flourishing creates a better understanding of the issues involved in servicing food allergic students, patients and consumers.

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A. Anderson’s book, Flourishing with Food Allergies, received NABE’s Pinnacle Book Achievement Award as the Best Book in Health for fall 2009. The book isn’t just for parents—the case studies and research are being used as tools to improve the policies, procedures and performance of educators, doctors, school nurses, cafeterias, restaurants and food manufacturers. For full reviews and author bio visit http://www.flourishingwithfoodallergies.com.

Schools and educators find the book useful to balance providing a safe environment and positive relationship between those with food allergies and those without. Deborah Markus, Editor of Secular Homeschooling writes, “This book is an invaluable resource for parents of children with allergies...[It] also should be read by parents-to-be and general readers who may be able to make the real difference in the lives of friends and family members to suffer from allergies.” Food allergies affect school nurses through anaphylaxis and asthma, special education teachers through autism and ADHD, principals through 504 plans and cafeteria/food service managers in their food selections and preparation. Proactive planning and communication are keys to setting up a safe and successful educational system.

The health care industry is learning that by properly identifying and avoiding allergen foods one can cure the food allergy symptom better than medicating the reaction. Roxanne H. Condon, MS, LPC Master of Science, Licensed Professional Counselor writes, "For any parent this book provides valuable information about food allergies and their symptoms. It also shows how parents have been able to pursue the issue and get answers about their children's health. This book is a valuable resource for any parent especially with small children. I have also used the information to inform my adult clients who may have had long standing food allergies that they did not identify." Even for children who are dealing with autism, ADHD and asthma, educating all health care practitioners about delayed food allergies and the IgG antibody can be essential for reducing symptoms and medications. Everyone who pays for health insurance is absorbing the costs for these disorders.

Cafeteria managers, restaurant owners, food manufactures and airlines are given real life examples of how people with food allergies can react to foods such as dairy, soy, wheat, egg, fish, shellfish, peanuts and tree nuts. International Food Hygiene, Positive Action Publications Ltd. of East Yorkshire, England writes, “Flourishing will not tell you how to build a factory to exclude allergens but it will give you many, many reasons to find just such a solution. It offers clear examples and incentives to those training food handlers and those developing food processing systems and it may just increase the awareness and improve the response of some airlines." Liability from improper labeling, manufacturing, or preparation can be a serious issue. Developing a better understanding of the problems and solutions such as the fact that peanut oil can be called arachis oil, for example, is essential in presenting a food as allergen-free.

Flourishing with Food Allergies has also received the following designation and resource listings:

  • Jenkins Group Highlighted Title designation
  • USDA’s National Agricultural Library's FNIC resource
  • European Academy of Allergy & Clinical Immunology resource
  • Food Allergy Initiative resource
  • Asthma & Allergy Foundation of America resource
  • Library Journal resource

Available through Amazon in paperback and Kindle format.

Papoose Publishing LLC
Copyright 2008
ISBN 978-0615187044
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