Monday, June 7, 2010

Flourishing with Food Allergies Book Review

by Kelley Lindberg

Today’s guest blogger is Cynthia Roark, UFAN board members and head of UFAN’s Utah County chapter (our newest chapter!). Cynthia has read and reviewed Flourishing with Food Allergies, by A. Anderson. Thanks, Cynthia!


I enjoyed Flourishing with Food Allergies tremendously! A. Anderson did a great job of getting right to the point and keeping it a smooth read. I didn't want to put it down! It’s highly informative and emotionally stimulating.

It’s full of really helpful tips and resources for families living with food allergies (which I learned is also known as “the invisible disability”). I highly recommend it as a must-read for any family that is challenged with a food allergic member or members. It doesn't matter what stage your family is at with regards to food allergies, be it the newly diagnosed to those veteran families that have managed it for years, this book will offer something for everyone.

I would also recommend having anyone who is in the food allergic person's life – such as grandparents, aunts and uncles, and even teachers – read it in order to fully understand the impact in the food allergic person’s life and to learn how to help create a safe environment.

It’s filled with individual stories of how different families have dealt with their food allergy issues, as well as a section called “Theories, Facts and Findings” where the author explains her ideas and research into some of the theories about food allergies.

This is also an easy book to pick up and read in bits and pieces – helpful for any busy adult.

For more information about the book, visit the Flourishing with Food Allergies website, at

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