When and how to introduce infants to potential allergens are important questions health professionals must answer for new parents. The National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Disease recommends introducing peanut foods as early as 4-6 months for high-risk infants, which could decrease the chance of an infant developing a peanut allergy by up to 86 percent. But what about infants who are not high risk, and how should other common allergens, such as egg, milk and fish, be introduced?
On June 18, 2020, join internationally recognized researcher, pediatric allergist and lead investigator of the groundbreaking LEAP study Dr. Gideon Lack; and food allergy expert, Sherry Coleman Collins, MS, RDN, for the free webinar “LEAPing Past Food Allergies: How and When to Introduce Potential Allergens.” The not-for-profit organizations Egg Nutrition Center and National Peanut Board have partnered to bring health professionals this review of the latest science and feeding recommendations for reducing the risk of developing food allergies.
After attending this webinar, the attendee will be able to:
• Describe the latest science and feeding recommendations for reducing the risk of food allergies.
• Utilize the latest research to guide patients and clients on when and how to introduce common allergens, including peanuts, eggs, and others.
• Incorporate the latest National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Disease (NIAID) and American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) guidelines on infant feeding practice into their patient and client education and counseling.
This webinar has been approved for 1.0 CEU for registered dietitians and 1.0 AAPA Category 1 CME.*
*This activity has been reviewed by the AAPA Review Panel and is compliant with AAPA CME Criteria. This activity is designated for 1 AAPA Category 1 CME credits. PAs should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation.
The National Peanut Board is committed to finding solutions for people with peanut allergies. Since 2001, America’s peanut farmers have allocated more than $32 million to food allergy outreach, education and research. Learn more at PeanutAllergyFacts.org and PreventPeanutAllergies.org.
The Egg Nutrition Center is dedicated to providing objective, accurate information on the complex issues surrounding eggs, nutrition, and health. The Egg Nutrition Center sponsors scientific research that is primarily focused on egg intake and various indices of health and disease and provides science-based information to health professionals regarding the role of eggs and eggs’ nutrients in healthy diet patterns across the lifespan.