Children with Food Allergies

Food allergies affect 8 percent of young children. Children grow fast and need proper nutrition to grow and develop. Feeding a child with allergies to milk, eggs, peanuts, or wheat can be a challenge. It can also make it hard to get that child the nutrition they need.

Purpose: To give information and ideas to use when caring for children with food allergies.

Learning objectives

  1. Raise awareness about the symptoms and treatment of an allergic reaction to food.
  2. Identify resources to support safe food choices and practices for a child with food allergies. 

In the class we will:

  • Review the food allergy emergency plan
  • Review how and when to use the Epi-Pen®
  • Learn how to read food labels
  • Talk about food substitutes, grocery shopping and eating out
  • Give information on multivitamins
  • Talk about formulas and milk alternatives
  • Share sample recipes for allergen-free cooking
  • Share resources for buying allergen-free foods
  • Suggest food substitutes for foods that are commonly found to cause allergic reactions in kids

Cost: $10.00

Dates & locations

Presenters

  • Nurse practitioners: Sara Lowe, MS, RN, APNP, CPNP, AE-C; Mary Ho, MS, RN, CPNP; LisaCrandall, CPNP; and Jeanne Conner, RN, APN
  • Dietitians: Mary Beth Feuling, MS, RD, CSP, CD; Cassandra Sova MS, RD, CD, CNSC

Please register at least two weeks prior to the class at www.maxishare.com/conferences.

Fee: $10

Registration instructions:

Please register at least two weeks prior to the class at www.maxishare.com/conferences.