“The Stepping Stones to Food Allergies” – Book Review
There are few food allergy books on the market today that are as comprehensive and complete as “The Stepping Stones to Food Allergies” by Tracy Bush. Tracy is the founder and President of Nutrimom, Inc., a consulting business that specializes in food allergies. She provides guidance and support to those who have been diagnosed with severe and life threatening food allergies.
Her new book is a resource guide ideally for families that are new to the world of food allergies and in it, lists resources, kitchen supplies, foods and other essentials necessary to successfully navigate the often terrifying world of food allergies.
I particularly like the chapter on kitchen gadgets since a girl can never get enough of those as well as the chapter on food swaps. Even though I deal with my son’s severe and life threatening food allergies on a daily basis, I am constantly learning of new foods that I can use in my son’s repertoire. Tracy has great ideas as to how to incorporate proteins, vegetables and fruits in all sorts of dishes so your child gets the nutrition they need. She even suggests pureeing the meat if your child does not like a chunky texture in their soup. Brilliant!
Also, if your child is in school, Tracy provides sample Action Plans for the teachers and administrators of your child’s school so they know what to do in an emergency. Tracy also includes information about 504 plans as well as sample letters to parents so they, too, are informed about your child’s food allergy.
I highly recommend this book to any family living with food allergies as it is a great guide and reference to have on hand. “The Stepping Stones to Food Allergies” can be purchased online. You can also visit Tracy at http://allergyphoods.com.