Allergic Girl: Adventures in Living Well with Food Allergies


February 2011 — Sloane Miller, a food allergy advocate, author and social worker has written Allergic Girl: Adventures in Living Well With Food Allergies, the definitive how-to guide for living safely, effectively and joyfully with food allergies.

The first of its kind, Allergic Girl offers Miller’s expert guidance on how to understand food allergies; how to find and talk to a board-certified allergist; and how to talk to family and friends, servers and dates about supporting someone with food allergies.  And, she shares her personal experiences—dating, eating out, working—from a lifetime of living with food allergies.

Allergic Girl is for anyone with food allergies.  It’s also for anyone who knows someone with food allergies. Drawing upon her commitment to helping people with her personal and professional expertise, Miller lays out tested strategies and practical solutions using a mix of personal experience and insights drawn from her work with clients and other leaders in the food allergy field.

Miller is a leading voice in the food allergic community.  Born with food allergies, Miller developed environmental allergies as a child.  In 2006, Miller launched her award-winning blog, Please Don’t Pass the Nuts, as a way to connect to the food allergic community.  From there, she has grown a thriving and recognized practice as counselor and advocate. Today Miller counsels individual clients and groups, restaurants, hotels and food producers, and government agencies, including the National Institutes of Health and the Congressionally Directed Medical Research Programs, where she served as the consumer reviewer for 2010.

Marrying personal passion with expertise, Allergic Girl is an indispensable, friendly guide to those with food allergies, friends and family and anyone who wants to live life to the fullest.

Published by John Wiley & Sons on 7 March 2011, Allergic Girl: Adventures in Living Well With Food Allergies is available online and at bookstores nationwide.

About Author

Alisa is the founder of, Food Editor for Allergic Living magazine, and author of the best-selling dairy-free book, Go Dairy Free: The Guide and Cookbook for Milk Allergies, Lactose Intolerance, and Casein-Free Living, and the new cookbook, Eat Dairy Free: Your Essential Cookbook for Everyday Meals, Snacks, and Sweets. Alisa is also a professional recipe creator and product ambassador for the natural food industry.

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