Kids’ Food Allergies for Dummies book
Kids’ Food Allergies for Dummies was launched this year at the Murdoch Childrens Research Institute by the Victorian Minister for Mental Health, Women’s Affairs and Community Services, Mary Wooldridge.
Food allergy continues to increase in Australia, with an estimated one in 10 children suffering from a food allergy and ‘Kids’ Food Allergies for Dummies’ has arisen from a need to put together a guide for people that is both comprehensive and easily understandable.
The book was co-authored by Assoc Professor Mimi Tang and Assoc Professor Katie Allen from the Institute. It covers everything parents need to know about looking after children at home and on the go, providing a safe environment at school or childcare, knowing when an allergic reaction is serious and outlines the difference between types of food allergies.
The book explores some of Mimi and Katie’s research and looks at why allergy rates are on the rise and potential future treatments for food allergy. It also provides practical information on using adrenaline autoinjectors, sample emergency action plans and further support materials.
Kids’ Food Allergies for Dummies is available at a large number of retail and online bookstores including the Allergy & Anaphylaxis Australia website.