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The prevalence of food hypersensitivities, including food allergies, has increased in both pediatric and adult populations over the past several decades. Much debate exists regarding the immunological mechanisms behind food allergies, and thus the best means for diagnosis and treatment of this condition.
This session will describe pertinent literature for nutrition practitioners pertaining to mechanisms or food generated reactions including the four proposed types of food hypersensitivities and potential clinical presentation of these reactions. Strengths and limitations of current tools for diagnosis of food allergy will be described, and insight provided into interpretation of results useful in treating patients including results from serum IgE tests, skin prick tests, and elimination diets.
Finally, presenters will share experience, research, outcomes, and lessons learned from a multidisciplinary food sensitivity clinic involving immunologists, gastroenterologists, and dietitians.
CPE Level: 2
Learning Codes: 2060, 5110, 5220
- Hannah Roosevelt, MS, RD, CNSC (Program Planner)
- Heather Rasmussen, PhD, RD
- Sarah Peterson, PhD, RD, CNSC