- The Washington Times - Sunday, December 17, 2000

Books

• "Food Allergy Field Guide: A Lifestyle Manual For Families," by Theresa Willingham, Savory Palate, 2000. This book offers coping advice for families dealing with food allergies.

• "Food Allergies: The Complete Guide to Understanding and Relieving Your Food Allergies," by Dr. William E. Walsh, John Wiley & Sons, 2000. This book discusses various food allergies and how to avoid reactions.

Associations

• The Food Allergy Network, 10400 Eaton Place, Suite 107, Fairfax, Va. 22030. Phone: 800/929-4040. Web site: www.foodallergy.org. This nonprofit organization offers research news, diet advice and tips on reading food labels. It also has books for children and adults and training manuals for school officials and baby sitters.

On line

• The American Academy of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology's Web site (www.aaaai.org) has fact sheets on recognizing food allergies, responding to an emergency situation and detailing an emergency action plan for school.

• Peanut Allergy.com's Web site (www.peanutallergy.com) offers research news, tips on managing allergies, reading and educational materials. A Massachusetts father whose child is severely allergic to peanuts started Peanut Allergy.com. The site has bulletin boards where people can talk to other parents of peanut allergic children to get tips on such topics as peanut-free brands and traveling with a peanut allergy.

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