Supporting Your Child

Eosinophilic Specific

  1. APFED The Terrific Tale of Teddy The Tummy This simple-to-understand children’s book explains eosinophils, restricted diets, formula diets and feeding tubes.
  2. APFED Living Well with EGID (for young adults) A 29-page illustrated educational book with information on EGID, coping tips, ideas for school and work.

Food Allergies (for younger children) (for teens) (for college aged/young adults)

  1. Allie the Allergic Elephant: A Children’s Story of Peanut Allergies by Nicole Smith. “Allie” is a book written about the perils and triumphs of an elephant that tells her life story of what it is like to live with peanut allergies. The book is geared towards educating pre-school through 3rd grade children, and has helped many adults understand peanut allergies as never before.
  2. Cody the Allergic Cow: A Children’s Story of Milk Allergies by Nicole Smith. “Cody” helps children learn about milk allergies and how to recognize an allergic reaction. Beautiful illustrations and a simple text make this book a must-have for your child, friends, grandparents and classrooms.
  3. Chad the Allergic Chipmunk: A Children’s Story of Nut Allergies by Nicole Smith. “Chad the Allergic Chipmunk” helps children and adults learn about tree nut allergies and how to recognize an allergic reaction. “Chad” explains nut allergies in a way that parents, teachers, and children themselves can talk about allergies and understand them better.
  4. The Peanut-Free Cafe by Gloria Koster K-Gr. 2. Many kids know how deadly a peanut allergy can be (1 in 20 children are affected). This story brings the situation home and provides some welcome information for those unfamiliar with the malady.
  5. The Peanut Butter Jam by Elizabeth Sussman Nassau. A life-like account of what happens during an anaphylactic reaction to peanut and how well-prepared schools should respond.
  6. The Peanut Pickle: A Story About Peanut Allergy by Jessica Ureel Young Ben is allergic to peanuts and has to learn to speak up about his allergy so that he can have just as much fun as other kids and still be safe. This book helps to educate children, parents and teachers about peanut allergy awareness. It features colorful illustrations and some hints to parents of children with peanut allergy.
  7. Taking Food Allergies to School by Ellen Weiner. Written for children, this book is also an important tool for teachers, parents, school nurses, caregivers, and classmates on the special needs of children with food allergies. Topics covered include sharing lunches, special parties and events, and appropriate snacks. Great for reading aloud in the class. It will give understanding as to the symptoms and dangers of food allergies. A quiz for kids is included along with Ten Tips for Teachers. Allergy-free pizza recipe also included. Colorfully illustrated.

Psychological Resources

  1. Psychological Effects of Eosinophilic Disorders (good tips on mealtime w/ family members who are not on restricted diet, behavior issues/tantrums, and coping)
  2. Students With Chronic Illnesses: Guidance for Families, Schools, and Students (from APFED)