376. Roadmap to Food Allergy Safety

FNCE Recorded Sessions from 2017

This session will summarize the findings of the report and its application to the RD/RDN and DTR.

  • SKU FNCE17376
Member Price
$32.00
Nonmember Price
$37.00

This product is free for those who attended FNCE® 2017.

Effective management of food allergy is a growing concern among policy makers, the food industry, families of food-allergic children, and the general public. Understanding the prevalence of food allergy is complicated by insufficient data and by the multifactorial nature of the disease. There is limited understanding of causes, mechanisms, and long-term health effects of food allergy. To address these concerns, the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine convened an expert committee to review the science on food allergy. The committee's report, released in November 2016, examines new evidence on the nature of the disease, its causes, and management techniques. The report discusses knowledge gaps and provides recommendations for creating a roadmap to safety for clinicians and public health professionals as well as those who have, or are at risk of developing, food allergies. This session will summarize the findings of the report and its application to the RD/RDN and DTR.

CPEU: 1.5
CPE Level: 2
Learning Codes: 5110, 4150, 1080

Learning Objectives

  • Describe the current scientific evidence concerning the causes of food allergies, its trends for the last couple of decades, and research gaps.
  • Incorporate consideration for the nutritional, social, and emotional ramifications of a food allergy diagnosis for patients and their families into the nutrition care plan.
  • Apply knowledge of management techniques for food allergies to patient and family dietary counseling and education.

Speaker

  • Anna Maria Siega-Riz, BSPH, MS, PhD
  • Virginia Stallings, MD

Moderator

  • Ann L. Yaktine, PhD, MS, RD
  • SKU FNCE17376