To Be A Nut Or Not!
To Be A Nut Or Not is a fun story providing a safe manner in which to teach what tree nuts look like as well as answering the question just what *IS* a peanut!
To Be A Nut Or Not transpired for two reasons. The first was as an allergy parent I am constantly looking for creative ways to teach my son what foods to avoid, all the while fully avoiding them. A task particularly challenging with tree nuts as they vary greatly in both name and appearance ,whole and again shelled. The second reason for this book stemmed from a conversation I found myself having again and again regarding the misconception between that of a peanut and tree nut. Many have asked me why this matters. Well, it’s this! Although an allergy parent has learned that ‘free’ of one doesn’t mean ‘free’ from the other, a well intentioned caregiver or relative might. It is in assuming peanuts and tree nuts are one of the same therein lies an issue of great concern when avoiding foods due to anaphylaxis.
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