You, Me & Food Allergies children's book

by Emma Amoscato in Biggleswade, England, United Kingdom

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On 6th April 2020 we successfully raised £7,528 with 120 supporters in 35 days

Help educate and empower children with food allergies, with the first illustrated non-fiction book, backed by Allergy UK.

by Emma Amoscato in Biggleswade, England, United Kingdom

New stretch target

With the extra money we will:

  • Fund books for all allergy clinics
  • Fund books for more schools
  • Build a dedicated website
  • Create extra resources and training materials
  • Organise a special event for children with food allergies

Support children with food allergies

Food allergies are on the rise, with up to 1 in 13 children now dealing with one and hospital visits for anapyhlaxis increasing by 72% for children in the last 5 years. 

Yet there isn't a detailed, non-fiction picture book available to help educate and empower children, their friends and caregivers on the subject.

So I've decided to write one!

I am the author of Living With Allergies: Practical Tips For All The Family and mum of two young children with multiple food allergies. 

'You, Me & Food Allergies' is the book I couldn't find for them. It will provide clear explanations, beautiful illustrations and practical advice, clinically reviewed and backed by Allergy UK.

It's so important that children, their families, friends and schools understand how to manage allergies effectively. 

With your support, we can bring this book to life and help children with food allergies stay safe and included at home, at school and throughout their lives.

About The Book

You, Me & Food Allergies is an illustrated children's book aimed at 3-7year olds. It explains all aspects of food allergies in a clear, factual way with beautiful illustrations and practical exercises.  

The book will cover:

  • What food allergies are
  • Symptoms and reactions
  • Testing and diagnosis
  • Food challenges and reintroductions
  • Anaphylaxis and adrenaline injectors 
  • Staying safe
  • Starting school and pre-school
  • How friends and family can help
  • Dealing with worries

All information will be applicable internationally (ie. no emergency numbers or brand names) so we can help educate children worldwide.

The book will be supported by online resources and some pages will also be available as downloadable posters to use in multiple settings. 

Where will my money go?

The crowdfunding will support the writing, development and illustration of the book, clinical review and initial production costs.

It will also fund copies for schools and allergy clinics, alongside printable online resources including posters, activity packs and teacher and parent support pages. 

Further funding will produce more resources, events and training for schools and families. 

About The Author

I am a writer and mum to two children with multiple food allergies.

When my son had an anaphylactic reaction at 15 months old, the anxiety of keeping him safe became overwhelming.  I used my background as a national features journalist to start researching and writing about allergies on my blog www.freefromfarmhouse.co.uk

Last year, my book Living With Allergies: Practical Tips For All The Family was published. I have appeared across the media on the BBC, ITV and LBC radio raising awareness about allergies and been featured in The Times, The Sun and New Scientist. 

My two allergy adventurers are my inspiration and I am determined to help them live a full and inclusive life. At 4 and 6 years old, they are confident in talking about their allergies, asking about ingredients and educating others on anaphylaxis and adrenaline injectors.

I hope this book can help many more children feel informed and empowered, and be a practical resource to share with their friends, schools and caregivers.

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Rewards

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Donation

Thankyou for your support!

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Donation

Thankyou for your support!

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You, Me & Food Allergies Book

Receive one of the first copies of the book.

£20 or more

Get one. Give one

Receive a copy of the book and donate one to an allergy clinic, community group or school.

£25 or more

2 of 25 claimed

Ticket to launch party

Join us at the launch party in London on 4 July for lots of family fun, and head home with a brilliant goody bag. (Ticket for one family, book and goody bag)

£40 or more

Education package

Receive a children's book, Living With Allergies book, an educational music DVD by Kyle Dine, digital copy of the book to share and poster for your school/community group.

£50 or more

Food Allergy Friend

Receive/donate five copies of the book and see your name or family's names featured on our friends page in the book and online.

£75 or more

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Be a cover star with a personalised book

Get an exclusive, personalised edition of the book featuring your child's name on the front cover! Also, receive a special handwritten note from Emma, a personal gift for your child and your family's names on our friends page in the book.

£100 or more

Food Allergy Hero

Receive/Donate 10 books and get your or your family's names and photo featured on our friends page. Emma will also send you a personal gift and thankyou note.

£250 or more

2 of 10 claimed

Silver sponsor

As a silver sponsor, we will feature your company logo on our friends page, give a personal thankyou across our social media and link to your business from the book's online information page. We will also provide 5 tickets to the launch party (for yourselves or a giveaway) and the option of adding your products/leaflets to the goody bags.

£350 or more

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Allergy assembly and training session (UK only)

Emma will deliver a personal allergy presentation and book reading at your school/community group. You will also receive an education package and training session for teachers or group leaders.

£500 or more

2 of 5 claimed

Gold sponsor

As a gold sponsor, we will feature your company logo on the book's back cover and mention your business in press releases and book promotional materials. We will give a personal thankyou across our social media and link to your business from the book's online information page. You will also receive 5 tickets to the launch party (for yourselves or a giveaway) and the option of adding your products/leaflets to the goody bags.

£750 or more

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Allergy assembly and rock concert (UK only)

Emma will deliver a personal allergy awareness presentiation and book reading at your school/community group featuring a special concert by international allergy musician Kyle Dine. You will also receive an education package and training session for teachers or group leaders.

£1,000 or more

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Platinum sponsor

As a platinum sponsor, you will receive the gold package plus a dedicated blog post featuring your business on FreeFromFarmhouse.co.uk, an Instagram grid post and shares about your company and contribution across social media and our email newsletter.

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