Are food allergic children safe with their own grandparents?
PR Log - Mar 08, 2013 - Allergy Free Table, LLC provides seniors with a remedy for adapting to caring for children with food allergies or gluten intolerance.
Leaving a food allergic child with anyone can be stressful for a parent. Even family members like grandparents struggle to provide proper care. Oftentimes grandparents have their own methods of care. Grandparents and seniors tend to say “we didn’t have this problem when I was growing up”, and do not always listen to their child’s advice on childcare. After all, they were the parent once, but in this case, not adapting can have dangerous consequences for their grandchild.
To help both parents and grandparents, Julie Trone, has written her third book, Food Allergies & Grandchildren: Pocket Guide for Grandparents, which provides the elder set with practical management tools, stories, and facts in order to provide a solid foundation in order to care for and visit their grandchildren. Managing her son’s food allergies and her own sensitivities to food gave author, Julie Trone, over a decade of experience to share. ‘Our newest pocket guide is long overdue’, said Trone. ‘Over the past eleven years I have personally experienced and heard other parents express worry that the grandparents were not completely on-board with the prescribed care their child needed.’ Trone’s goal with her book, Food Allergies & Grandchildren, is to provide a reference tool for grandparents, elderly aunts and uncles, and elderly care-givers with practical food allergy and gluten intolerance management information. Prevent, recognize, and treat is the educational mantra of Trone’s company, Allergy Free Table, LLC, where parents, educators, relatives, and employees in the food service industry can learn practical food allergy and gluten intolerance management at work and at home.
Background: The number of Americans with food allergies has risen significantly since 1997, according to the Centers for Disease Control, with close to 6 million children now effected. It can be a life threatening disease for some, also known as anaphylaxis. This food allergy fact does not include the estimated 1 in 133 Americans with celiac disease and the countless others who are sensitive to foods containing gluten, dairy (lactose intolerant) and beans. These food intolerances require a change in eating and for many a change in how food is stored, prepared, cooked, and served. The reason is cross contact with the offending food can result in an allergic reaction or gluten related illness.
Previous Press Release: Allergy Free Table has released an online course for restaurants, students of culinary arts, food science, home economics, nutrition, and employees in the food service industry. This course, AGA Training, is approved by the American Culinary Federation for 15 continuing education hours.
Author's Biography: Julie’s professional life has spanned television production, writing, and educating. When one of her sons was diagnosed with food allergies at five months old she became proactive in learning how to manage his care. Her early experience with food allergy and gluten intolerance management began as a legislative advocate. Julie has since written three books on food allergy management; Food Allergies & Schools: Pocket Guide for Educators, Food Allergies & Children: Pocket Guide for Parents; and Food Allergies & Grandchildren: Pocket Guide for Grandparents. Her company, Allergy Free Table, LLC, offers free and low cost online courses for food service staff, diners, parents, educators and students to learn practical food allergy and gluten intolerance management in a variety of settings. She has been a contributing member of the local school district’s District Advisory Board, Wellness Action Council, and Food Allergy Task Force. In addition she serves on a School Accountability Committee, Parents of Anaphylactic and Asthmatic Children organization, and numerous food allergy support groups. Julie is married, has twin sons, and lives in Fort Collins, Colorado. She enjoys travel, yoga, sports, hiking, and skiing with her family.