Aidan the Wonder Kid: A Food Allergy and Intolerance Story

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Reading with Your Kids Podcast Ft. Certified Health Coach & Author, Colleen Brunetti, M.Ed., C.H.C

Happy Thursday!

A food allergy diagnosis can be devastating enough for an adult. This experience is even more daunting for a child. Young kids may struggle to understand what is going on with their bodies and not have the words to fully describe how they feel physically or emotionally. Our podcast today features a certified health coach who will join us to discuss food allergies in kids and how to help your child understand what it means to have a food allergy and how to stay safe.

Please welcome Colleen Brunetti,  author of a wonderful children’s picture book Aidan the Wonder Kid: A Food Allergy and Intolerance Story!

Listen in as Colleen has a heart to heart conversation with Jed about her picture book, her inspiration for writing this book and shares some of her thoughts on guiding kids through the acceptance of their diagnosis on food allergies, and navigating having to eat differently than all their friends. Colleen also shares some advice for parents on how to explain to kids that certain foods can make them very sick and to use a positive tone to have kids follow your lead. Be sure to join in for all the insights!


More about the author

Colleen Brunetti, author of Aidan the Wonder Kid Who Could Not be Stopped: A Food Allergy and Intolerance StoryColleen Brunetti, M.Ed., C.H.C. was born in California and raised in Vermont. From the time she was a very young child, she devoured books. That love of reading led her first to a Masters Degree in Literacy, and later to writing her own books. She is also a Certified Integrative Nutrition Health Coach. A gifted and seasoned public speaker, Colleen is available for school visits (in person and virtual), workshops, and keynotes.

Whether for adults or children, at the heart of Colleen’s writing is one message: You define the life you love.

Her books are learning tools, intertwined with captivating storytelling. Her children’s books include comprehensive Common Core Aligned curriculums, and her work for adults provides hands-on activities that spur the reader to action.

Colleen’s first book, “Defining the New Normal: A Guide to Becoming More Than Your Diagnosis,” tells the story of triumph over a life-threatening diagnosis and teaches others to do the same: to thrive, not just survive, no matter what the medical charts say.

Colleen’s children’s books run on lighter themes, but always with an eye of finding hope, fun, and beauty in a challenge. “Aidan the Wonder Kid Who Could Not Be Stopped” takes a lighthearted and beautifully illustrated approach to tackling acceptance of kids food allergies and intolerances.

Her future works (in progress) will continue to build on the themes of accepting and embracing the challenge while creating a world for yourself in which you can thrive.


Finally, where can we find Colleen on the internet?


Aidan the Wonder Kid: A Food Allergy and Intolerance Story

He was a superhero with a furry sidekick.

She was a secret mad scientist in the kitchen.

But he was sick… and she was stumped.

Aidan the Wonder Kid: A Food Allergy and Intolerance StoryCan they work together to find out what is stealing his superpowers, and restore his boundless energy once again?

Meet Aidan the Wonder Kid and his Super Smart Detective Mom. When food allergies strike, they bond together to fight back. But can they win?

Kids will cheer for Aidan, and parents and teachers everywhere will love the message (and option to get free lesson plans!). Two kids in every classroom have a food allergy, and this book brings fun to the challenge of feeding everybody just right.

Get Aidan the Wonder Kid today on Amazon, because we all have a little superhero in us.


In this episode of theReading with Your Kids Podcast, you’ll find out:

  • More about “Aidan the Wonder Kid: A Food Allergy and Intolerance Story
  • What inspired Colleen to write this book?
  • What kind of conversations parents and children can have after reading Aidan the Wonder Kid?
  • How diet and certain foods can help kids perform better at school?
  • Colleen has an amazing website. She takes us through some of the wonderful resources available for kids and teachers.
  • Colleen gives us a peek inside her other books, upcoming books & some interesting facts about her books.


A big Thank you to Colleen Brunetti for doing this interview! We’re so cheerful to pass on her amazing books to our listeners and we hope you’ll check out more of her books in the future!


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Have great Thursday listeners!

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This episode of the Reading with Your Kids podcast is sponsored by Roll On Books by Dr. Connie Tate. To find out more about all the three children’s books that Dr. Connie Tate has written so far: Roll onSylvester’s CAT-astrophic Tale and Scooter Boy,

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