Recent studies show that:
|Food Allergies: A Recipe for Success at School by Jan Hanson|
1 in 13 children (under 18) have a food allergy.
Food allergies and related attacks are on the rise in the US.
4 out of 6 fatalities from a food allergic reaction occur at school.
Despite this however, there are some things you can do in the way of preventing your kids from suffering, particularly at school because he danger for students at school is very real and often invisible.
Jan Hanson, founder of Educating for Food Allergies (EFFA) and author of the new book "Food Allergies: A Recipe for Success at School", has been working in the area of food allergy management for over 20 years and has consulted hundreds upon hundreds of families, educators, nurses, and other school personnel on the dangers of food allergies in our schools and what we can do to make sure our children are safe.
As a mother of two children with life-threatening food allergies, Hanson offers a unique professional and personal perspective in her book. She shares her knowledge and solutions -- from how to identity a food allergy in your child, to the signs of an attack, to the most dangerous and unexpected places a threat could be lurking in school, as well as her 3-Step Plan to manage food allergies at school.
If your child's food allergies concern you, then it won't hurt to pick up a copy of "Food Allergies: A Recipe for Success at School". The book can be purchased from www.amazon.com, www.barnesandnoble.com , and www.authorhouse.com
Biographical information on the Author:
- Jan Hanson, M.A., has over twenty years experience in the area of food allergy management. She conducted her first educational workshop on the management of food allergies to school personnel in 1996, and in 2001 founded the consulting company Educating for Food Allergies, LLC (EFFA) to assist school staff and families in their efforts to develop effective procedures to keep children with food allergies safe and engaged at school. To date, Hanson has advised hundreds of families and educators, including over 300 Massachusetts school nurses who have attended and benefited from Hanson's workshops. Having earned her B.A. in Psychology from Mount Holyoke College and M.A. in Higher Education Administration from Boston College, Hanson is a highly regarded consultant, speaker, author, and mother of two sons with food allergies. Website: www.foodallergyed.com