Understanding and diagnosing food allergies: what is a food allergy?; the difference between a food allergy and intolerance; why some people suffer from allergies; why certain foods provoke allergic reactions. Common food-allergy conditions: skin, respiratory and bowel disorders; migraines; hyperactivity in children. Diagnosing food allergies: methods of medical diagnosis. Dietary manipulation: how changing your diet can alleviate allergic symptoms; maintaining a nutritionally-balanced diet. exclusion diets: keeping a food diary; basic exclusion diet; stricter exclusion diet. Commonly excluded foods and their alternatives: finding alternatives to problem foods; spotting hidden ingredients. Allergy treatment for babies, infants and children: breast feeding, weaning and introducing solids to babies with allergies; monitoring and assessment; reintroducing foods into a child's diet; gluten-free; lacto-/milk free; wheat-free; egg-free. Recipes: breakfasts; soups and starters; main meals; vegetarian dishes; salads and vegetables; desserts; baking; children's party food.