New PA Book

Posted on: Fri, 07/23/2004 - 9:18pm
StaceyK's picture
Joined: 05/06/2003 - 09:00


CALGARY, AB, July 23 /PRNewswire/ - New Canadian author Sheila Rusnell-
Newton has just released her first book, The Peanut Allergy Handbook. This
book was launched with a very large interest at the Book Expo in Toronto in
"This book is a product of fear," writes Rusnell-Newton, who researched
and wrote The Peanut Allergy Handbook after her son Ethan suffered a
potentially fatal allergic reaction one day. She couldn't find a book that
would help her to educate the loved ones in his life as to how to care for
"That was my lucky day - I still had my son," says Rusnell-Newton. So she
went to work doing extensive research on the subject. "Now I want to use my
knowledge to help other allergic kids, and to assist their parents in
educating family and friends on how to keep the nut allergic child safe," she
says. "A nut allergy is a lifestyle - not just an allergy."
This one-of-a-kind book offers practical solutions on how a child and the
rest of the family can navigate their way through life-threatening situations
while carrying on life at home, school, restaurants or at friends. Using plain
language rather than complicated medical terms, Rusnell-Newton shows parents
and caregivers how to recognize the symptoms of an allergic reaction,
illustrates how to administer a life-saving drug and explains how to read
labels to find foods and other products that are safe.
The handbook enables users to store an allergic child's personal
information, including photo, medical information, emergency action plan, and
notes specific to the child - all the information that parents, grandparents -
any caregiver - should have at their fingertips.
This book is designed in a small size spiral-bound fashion to allow it to
be stored in a child's backpack, fanny pack or any other portable location.
The personalized Peanut Allergy Handbook will keep an allergic child safe -
and could save their life.
Doctors, allergists, daycares and school boards are already recommending
The Peanut Allergy Handbook to help keep kids safe.
For more information or to order books, visit [url=""][/url]

Posted on: Sat, 07/24/2004 - 8:59am
Cindia's picture
Joined: 06/05/2001 - 09:00

Has anyone purchased this book? What do you think?
Has anyone paid the $17.50 to join peanutaware site? They don't let you access enough of it for me to judge whether the money is worth it.

Posted on: Sat, 07/24/2004 - 12:21pm
DebO's picture
Joined: 03/15/1999 - 09:00

Hi Cindia
That is exactly what I thought when I looked at the site. Sure there are a bunch of headings, but I have no idea of the quality of the content. Besides I just can't see myself paying the money for a one year membership when I think I can get the same quality of resources from other places - it just takes a bit more effort!
take care


Click on one of the categories below to see all forum topics.

Peanut Free Store

More Articles

Anxious food allergic kids, understandably concerned about avoiding allergens, can become so restrictive in their food choices that weight loss...

Peanuts are classified as legumes, as are chickpeas. Does this mean a child with a peanut allergy needs to avoid eating chickpeas? As with many...

A young food allergic child is unlikely to say, “My throat is swelling and I’m having difficulty swallowing - I think I’m having an allergic...

Approximately one out of 13 children under age 18 are allergic to at least one food, though many of them will outgrow their allergy by the age of...

So many wonderful recipes call for peanut butter. These recipes can still be enjoyed by experimenting with peanut butter replacements.