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PostPosted: Thu Jan 19, 2006 10:53 am 
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4 Alexander Publications introduces the launch of “Peter Can’t Eat Peanuts,” a new book designed to empower the lives of over 3,000,000 true food-allergic children across the globe, in particular those with peanut allergies. It is the first in a series that will include eggs, wheat, shellfish and milk.

Peanut allergies are responsible for nearly 100 deaths and 15,000 visits to emergency rooms in America, approximately half of the deaths and emergency room visits caused by all food allergies each year, according to the Food Allergy and Anaphylaxis Network (FAAN).
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“The best defense again food allergy deaths is prevention,” says Nadine O’Reilly, M.A., school psychologist, author of ‘Peter’ and mother of a peanut-allergic and asthmatic toddler.

“’Peter Can’t Eat Peanuts’ is based on psycho-educational principles of language development, social-emotional growth, and cognitive awareness in children,” according to O’Reilly.

Parents of food allergic children have historically had little resource to aid in their communication with their allergic children, to help them understand the severity of their condition without frightening them,” says O’Reilly. “Information is generally shocking and inappropriate for children.”

Empowered Toddler utilizes a different strategy altogether. With “Peter Can’t Eat Peanuts.” Parents will find a non-threatening story for toddlers, to help them recognize symptoms, understand anaphylaxis, and cope with the daily modifications they must make to enjoy life as do their non-disabled counterparts.

http://www.prweb.com/releases/2006/1/prweb332247.htm

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Karen

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Karen, proud Mom of
- DS1 (12 yrs): allergic to cashews, pistachios, Brazil nuts, potatoes, some legumes, some fish, pumpkin seeds; OAS
- DS2 (1o yrs): ana. to dairy, eggs, peanuts; asthma


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