Food Allergy Book Giveaway

Sloane Miller, aka Allergic Girl, has been the stand-out voice for adults with food allergies. Her new book, Allergic Girl: Adventures in Living Well with Food Allergies, is coming out March 1. To celebrate, she is offering one lucky Food Allergy Assistant reader a free copy.

Here's what you need to do to be eligible to win:
In the comments below, share your positive food allergy love story. It can be:

Any loving act you did for a food allergic family member or yourself,
Your best date with food allergies,
Your food allergic dream date,
A date you planned for a loved one,
Or what your dreams are for your food allergic child when they date.
    Get the Valentine's Day theme? Just sharing the love.

    I'll get this party started with my food allergy love story...

    People have said, "I don't know how you do what you do". They are referring to the dozens of rolls, breads, cookies and cakes I make from scratch. They are talking about all the planning that goes into every trip we take so we can make sure there will be safe food away from home. They mean how do you manage all of the doctor appointments, meeting with school officials, and writing to legislators about food allergy issues?

    You know what I say? "I do all of this because this is my child and this is what a loving parent does for their child. I hope I am being a good role model to my kids as I guide them along the path to be responsible, caring adults. I also hope I am sharing my knowledge with others so we have appropriate guidelines in place in our schools, restaurants, food manufacturing plants and our laws to protect everyone- food allergic or not. I will continue to do all of this until the phrase "food allergy" is no longer needed.

    Check out the book trailer and comment below sometime this week for a chance to win. Winner will be announced next Monday, Feb. 21, 2011

    Good luck!


    Gienah Ghurab said...

    My story isn't about anything I've done; I'm the one with the allergies. I'm have anaphylactic reactions to corn and also have an allergy to tree nuts. My corn sensitivity is severe and I react badly to corn-based ingredients which shouldn't have any protein left in them. Since most modern supermarket foods have corn-based ingredients in them this means my eating is really restricted.
    My husband bakes me scones and muffins for breakfast every week. I'm fully capable of doing this myself, but he's better at it and he just gets up and does it. Every week, so that I have food I can easily transport to work. If that's not an act of love I don't know what is.

    Stacia said...

    My daughter developed food allergies starting at 3 months old. I wanted to continue breastfeeding her so I too had to go off all her food allergens (cold turkey!). Everyone told me how they couldn't do it, how it must be so hard, etc. I just said you'll do anything for a child you love!

    Andie D. said...

    It's always hard to figure out what to buy my 3year old son with eosinophilic esophagitis. He has multiple food allergies and though he can eat dairy free chocolate, he hates it! So I bought a watermelon today...all for him! He was so excited! Nothing like sweet boy kisses!

    Dale Tiernan said...

    There are so many stories I could tell. How to choose?
    One of the most positive experiences we've had is with Disney. We live in Australia and pre-booked lunch and dinner at Disney's Florida parks and advised that we had anaphylaxis. All of our experiences from start to finish with Disney were fabulous and I'm happy to report no reactions.

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