Free e-book on ‘Grocery Shopping For Your Food-Allergic Child’

LAKE FOREST, Calif.—The recent tragic death of a 15-year-old peanut-allergic Canadian girl who died after kissing her boyfriend, who had eaten a peanut snack earlier in the day, has raised awareness of the difficulty of managing life-threatening food allergies. Unfortunately, each month many more children receive this difficult diagnosis, forcing their parents to cope with the often daunting task of finding “safe” foods for them to eat. To help these families, Plumtree Press has announced the publication of a free downloadable e-book, “Grocery Shopping For Your Food-Allergic Child.”

Available at and written by food allergy expert Linda Coss, “Grocery Shopping For Your Food-Allergic Child” teaches parents:

How to determine if a product is safe for their child;

Why they should always read the ingredient statement of each item they purchase;

What they need to know about the dangers of cross-contamination;

How and when to call the product’s manufacturer;

How kosher labeling can be helpful for the dairy-allergic

And other important information they need to keep their food-allergic child safe.

Coss is the author of two books on food allergy: How To Manage Your Child’s Life-Threatening Food Allergies: Practical Tips For Everyday Life and What’s to Eat? The Milk-Free, Egg-Free, Nut-Free Food Allergy Cookbook. Both books are available at,, and various booksellers nationwide.

From the Feb. 1-7, 2006, issue

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