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Author: Robin Nixon Pompa Narrator: Erin Bennett Publisher: HarperCollins Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: April 2017 ISBN: 9780062562937
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Based on recent groundbreaking studies that will change the way parents feed their children, Allergy-Free Kids is a revolutionary guide to preventing food allergies.

When her infant daughter was diagnosed with life-threatening food allergies, Robin Nixon Pompa found Dr. Gideon Lack, a clinical researcher on the verge of a breakthrough in allergy prevention and treatment that would heal her daughter and, later, her sons.

The secret: building acceptance of allergens through repeated careful feedings. Instead of avoiding eggs, nuts, and other allergens, as previous recommendations held, most parents should introduce them into their children’s diets, “early, carefully and often, for at least the first five years of life.” This life-changing approach is being embraced by the medical community, especially for peanut allergy, and is reflected in new guidelines from the American Academy of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology, the National Institutes of Health, and other major medical associations.

Allergy-Free Kids includes a concise, easy-to-understand overview of the research as well as seventy simple and delicious kid-friendly recipes to help parents integrate unfamiliar allergen foods into a child’s diet. Divided by allergen, Allergy-Free Kids contains sections on eggs, peanuts and tree nuts, cow’s milk, sesame seeds, wheat, and fish. It also discusses other foods, such as kiwi fruit and soy beans, which may cause allergic reactions. The book includes feeding advice and maintenance doses, followed by recipes suitable for babies, toddlers, and preschoolers, including Open Sesame Sweet Potatoes, Nut-Flour Crackers, Cocoa “Puffs,” and Eggs-Pretending-to-Be-Muffins.

Following the new medical guidelines, Allergy-Free Kids empowers parents to help their kids avoid a lifelong struggle with food allergies—and bring variety and joy back to family meals.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “Health and science journalist Pompa introduces fascinating new ideas about allergy avoidance in this helpful and reassuring guide for parents.”

    Publishers Weekly

  • “This book is a masterpiece of writing that provides evidence-based advice on how to follow the most up-to-date recommendations and also provides delicious recipes that kids love!”

    Whitney Morgan Block, MSN, CPNP, FNP-BC, Sean N. Parker Center for Allergy & Asthma Research

  • “Her personal journey with her food-allergic children and her empathy for others in the same situation translates to a compelling and timely story. For expecting parents, new parents, and parents of food-allergic children, Allergy-Free Kids is a must-read.”

    JJ Levenstein, MD, FAAP, pediatrician

  • “Filled with simple strategies and kid-friendly recipes that will help empower parents to take charge of their kids’ health and prevent the possibly lifelong challenge of food allergies.”

    Catherine McCord, author of Weelicious

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About the Author

Robin Nixon Pompa is a health and science journalist and a mother of three young children. She received a degree in neuroscience and behavior from Columbia University and is a former staff writer for, an online magazine syndicated by the Huffington Post, Yahoo!, MSNBC, Fox News, the Christian Science Monitor, and other outlets. She lives in Oxfordshire, England, with her family.

About the Narrator

Erin Bennett is an Earphones Award–winning narrator and a stage actress who played Carlie Roberts in the BBC radio drama Torchwood: Submission. She can be heard on several video games. Regional theater appearances include the Intiman, Pasadena Playhouse, Arizona Theatre Company, A Noise Within, Laguna Playhouse, and the Getty Villa. She trained at Boston University and the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art.