Allergy-free kids : the science-based approach to preventing food allergies

by Pompa, Robin Nixon,

Format: Print Book 2017
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Based on recent groundbreaking studies that will change the way parents feed their children, Allergy-Free Kids is a revolutionary guide to preventing food allergies.

When her infant daughter was diagnosed with life-threatening food allergies, Robin Nixon Pompa found Dr. Gideon Lack, a clinical researcher on the verge of a breakthrough in allergy prevention and treatment that would heal her daughter and, later, her sons.

The secret: building acceptance of allergens through repeated careful feedings. Instead of avoiding eggs, nuts, and other allergens, as previous recommendations held, most parents should introduce them into their children's diets, "early, carefully and often, for at least the first five years of life." This life-changing approach is being embraced by the medical community, especially for peanut allergy, and is reflected in new guidelines from the American Academy of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology, the National Institutes of Health and other major medical associations.

Allergy-Free Kids includes a concise, easy-to-understand overview of the research as well as seventy simple and delicious kid-friendly recipes to help parents integrate unfamiliar allergen foods into a child's diet. Divided by allergen, Allergy-Free Kids contains sections on Eggs, Peanuts and Tree Nuts, Cow's Milk, Sesame, Wheat and Fish. It also discusses other foods, such as kiwi and soy, which are increasingly causing allergic reactions. The book includes feeding advice, and maintenance doses, followed by recipes suitable for babies, toddlers and preschoolers, including Open Sesame Sweet Potatoes, Nut Flour Crackers, Cocoa "Puffs" and Eggs-Pretending-to-be-Muffins.

Following the new medical guidelines, Allergy-Free Kids empowers parents to help their kids avoid a lifelong struggle with food allergies--and bring variety and joy back to family meals.

Published Reviews
Publisher's Weekly Review: "Health and science journalist Pompa introduces fascinating new ideas about allergy avoidance in this helpful and reassuring guide for parents. A mother of three, Pompa's experience with her own children's food allergies prompted her to dig deeply into current scientific literature. Her discovery-that some doctors now recommend introducing, not avoiding, allergens at an early age-represents a dramatic reversal from previous medical advice. As Pompa points out, childhood food allergies have become startlingly prevalent (almost 6 million kids in the U.S., and one million in Britain, where she now resides). Pompa leads parents through the introduction of allergens during a critical window of time (according to allergists of this school, at three to five months old, at least for peanuts, and possibly for other allergens), explores various theories of why allergies have increased, and shares her personal experiences. She also offers an ample selection of "kid-friendly, allergy-fighting" recipes. Babies with dry skin, eczema, or a family history of food allergies should be tested before introducing allergens, she warns; moreover, parents should seek expert assistance (Pompa makes clear she is neither a dietician nor a physician). Pompa's book is a detailed, informative primer on promising, if not yet conclusively proven, theories. Agent: Michelle Tessler, Tessler Literary Agency. (Apr.) © Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved."
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Additional Information
Subjects Allergy in children -- Prevention -- Popular works.
Allergy in children -- Treatment -- Popular works.
Food allergy -- Prevention -- Popular works.
Publisher New York, NY :2017
Edition First edition.
Language English
Notes "The safe way to introduce peanuts, eggs, milk, wheat, shellfish, and more into your child's diet; based on the groundbreaking studies that are changing the way we feed our kids; 70 recipes kids will love"--Jacket.
Description xii, 253 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Bibliography Notes Includes bibliographical references (pages 227-240) and indexes.
ISBN 9780062440686
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