Read real advice, stories, and tips
Written by a team of youth with food allergies from our Youth Advisory Panel (YAP), The Ultimate Guidebook for Teens with Food Allergies provides first-hand information on living with severe food allergies while leading a normal teenage life. It provides real-life stories and the emotional impact that food allergies can have on a teen.
It features 21 chapters and illustrations covering everything from food allergies and dating, dining out, and travelling, to emotional aspects such as frustration, anxiety and being confident with allergies.
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This eBook was funded by a grant from TD Securities and proceeds from the Annual Sean Delaney Memorial Golf Classic.
“This guidebook is an excellent resource for children with food allergies. It contains facts, opinions, tips and real examples that are very useful for anyone will food allergies.”Andrew, teen with food allergy
“As a parent of two children with severe peanuts/nuts allergies, I find this guidebook an excellent summary addressing all aspects of challenges associated with food allergies. It is very helpful for those with food allergies, their parents/caregivers and anyone who just want to learn more on this topic. I like how the facts are presented upfront to educate readers about the epidemiology, current research and social stigma associated with this condition. All information is consistent with my readings and what was shared by my sons’ allergist. In terms of treatments, it is good for my son to know that he is not alone in terms of having a ‘fear of needle’ and it makes sense to carry more than one needle in his fanny pack just in case there is a ‘biphasic’ reaction. The chapters in Section B “situations” are particularly relevant as we learn about how individuals manage different situations leading to different outcomes. I like how there is always a “summary tips” section at the end of each chapter. It is great to read about the experiences and lessons-learnt from members of the Food Allergy Canada’s Youth Advisory Panel. They will better prepare the readers to address challenges in expected and unexpected scenarios.”Aileen, parent of children with food allergies