We have some exciting news to share. FAAM's co-founder, Billy Barnett, is featured in a new book! Billy was interviewed for the book When Your Child Has Food Allergies by Mireille Schwartz, released today. Billy shares his experiences as a food allergy dad and advice on the responsibility of fathers in the family, "I think it is natural for Mom to take on the lead role of protecting her child when diagnosed, but Dads have the same responsibility." I can attest to the fact that Billy takes his responsibilities as Daddy very seriously, so it is no surprise that his role as food allergy dad is equally important to him.
The author, Mireille Schwartz, has food allergies herself and is a food allergy mom. She is the founder and CEO of the Bay Area Allergy Advisory Board in San Francisco, member of FARE's Community Engagement Council and a former executive board member of the Food Allergy and Anaphylaxis Network. Mireille has been profiled in The Huffington Post and is an expert contributor to CNN Health, Yahoo! News, NPR-affiliate KQED, and ABC7 News, and a columnist for Allergic Living. She has also authored The Family Food Allergy Book.
In Mireille's second book, parents will learn to: Spot the signs and symptoms of an allergic reaction - Navigate testing and diagnosis - Decipher ingredient labels - Allergy-proof your whole home - Create an emergency kit and an allergy action plan - Make school a safe and enjoyable environment - Find lunchbox substitutions your kid will like - Deal with restaurants, playdates, birthday parties, holidays, and other group celebrations - Plan for safe travels - And more!
Now more exciting news...the publisher, AMACOM, has donated one copy of When Your Child Has Food Allergies for us to give away during Food Allergy Awareness Week! We are very thankful to Billy for his dedication to FAAM, to Mireille for including Billy and FAAM in her work, and to AMACOM for gifting a copy to a lucky member. Stay tuned for more information on how you can win!
Food for Thought is the blog for the Food Allergy Alliance of the MidSouth. FAAM's mission is to provide food allergy support, education, advocacy, fellowship & fun for Memphis, TN and surrounding areas.
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