Food Allergies: The Ultimate Teen Guide

Food Allergies: The Ultimate Teen Guide

by Jessica Reino
Food Allergies: The Ultimate Teen Guide

Food Allergies: The Ultimate Teen Guide

by Jessica Reino


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It has been estimated that between 5 and 10 percent of the world’s population suffers from food allergies, and the consensus among medical professionals is that these numbers are still growing. Out of every classroom in America, there are at least two teens who have food allergies, and every three minutes someone is taken to the emergency room as a result of an allergic reaction. From school cafeterias to movie theaters to sporting arenas—not to mention restaurants—teens encounter countless allergens. Although parents and health professionals are on the alert for food allergies, teens themselves must take the steps needed to ensure their health and well-being. But most of the books about food allergies are aimed at adults and don’t take into consideration the perils that face teens on a daily basis.

In Food Allergies: The Ultimate Teen Guide, Jessica Reino offers helpful and practical information that will aid teens in managing their sensitivities. The book looks at a variety of food allergies, from the most common—milk, peanuts, and gluten—to rarer ones that are no less a threat. The book also features input from food allergy experts and interviews with teenagers who share not only the difficulties they face but also the strategies they must employ to stay vigilant. Chapters in this book cover such topics as

  • self-advocacy
  • negotiating meals with family members
  • the importance of reading labels
  • the pitfalls of dining out
  • eating well even with dietary restrictions

Over the last several decades, the world has seen an increase in food sensitivity. This book addresses the cause of allergies, delving into the catalysts that provoke physical reactions; but more importantly, it stresses what teens can do to prevent such incidents. With a chapter that contains a few allergy-friendly recipes, Food Allergies: The Ultimate Teen Guide is an invaluable resource for young adults, their friends, and their families.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781442235731
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
Publication date: 06/25/2015
Series: It Happened to Me Series , #45
Pages: 182
Product dimensions: 7.00(w) x 10.10(h) x 0.70(d)
Age Range: 12 - 17 Years

About the Author

Jessica Reino is a paralegal and author. She is a member of the Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators, Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America New England Chapter, and a member of Food Allergy Research and Education.

Table of Contents

Dedication Acknowledgments Introduction Chapter One – What Are Food Allergies and Why Should You Care About Them? Chapter Two: The Art of “calm-municating”: Becoming a Self-Advocate Chapter Three – Family: From Harshest Critics to Biggest Cheerleaders Chapter Four – Friend or Frienemy? Chapter Five – Parties and Athletics Chapter Six – Creating Your Crew Chapter Seven – Love In the Time Of Food Allergies Chapter Eight- Dining In or Out? Chapter Nine – Your Home Away From Home Chapter Ten - The Importance of Reading Labels Chapter Eleven – Top Chef: Cooking Well and Living Well With Dietary Restrictions Glossary Food Allergy Resources for Teens About The Author
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