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Parenting a Positive Reaction – A parent’s guide to help promote safe care at school for your food allergy child.
Florida, United States, July 11th, 2016 – Food allergy is a growing issue that impacts almost every school across the United States with nearly 6 million children having a food allergy, this equates to roughly 2 in every classroom. Add the fact that your child has a food allergy and could potentially develop into a life-threatening reaction while at school, makes this duty of sending your child to school even more challenging. How do you manage this safely and successfully at school?
With my NEW BOOK, Parenting a Positive Reaction – A parent’s guide to help promote safe care at school for your food allergy child. ($15.95 *ISBN: 978-0-9969763-0-5) Available where books are sold, online booksellers and www.foodallergydietitian.com author Lisa Musician taps into her personal experiences and professional knowledge to inspire parents to become confident about their ability to promote safe care for their food allergy child while creating a sense of normalcy. This detailed step-by-step guide offers examples to successfully partner with the school by learning how to ask the necessary questions on keeping your child safe.
Parenting a Positive Reaction covers:
- Understanding the 4 Keys to Managing Food Allergies: Education, Recognizing and Treating Symptoms of Anaphylaxis, Communication and Preparing for the Unexpected.
- The roles and responsibilities of parents, school and student.
- Creating your child’s emergency treatment plan (Allergy Action Plan) and identifying the differences between a 504 and IHP Plan.
- Practical suggestions on minimizing the risk of a possible life-threatening reaction while your child is in the classroom, cafeteria, and outside school activities.
- Addressing concerns with bus transportation and working with the bus driver.
- Checklist for a school meeting; leaving no question unanswered.
- A thorough explanation of why food allergies effect everyone and the emotional impact it has including those who don’t have children with food allergies.
This book is a must read to avoid the trap of trading normal school activity for security, which can quickly lead to your child becoming isolated and feeling uneasy.
Lisa Musician, RD, LDN, is a registered and licensed dietitian with 17 years of experience working with a board certified allergist, specializing in food allergies. Not only does Lisa have experience managing her own food allergies, she is also the mother of two children (now young adults) with multiple food allergies and a history of anaphylaxis.
Parenting a Positive Reaction – A parent’s guide to help promote safe care at school for your food allergy child. ($15.95, 162 pages, 5.5 x 8.5, paperback, ISBN: 978-0-9969763-0-5) Available where books are sold and online booksellers or by visiting www.foodallergydietitian.com