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.
- Raise awareness about the symptoms and treatment of an allergic reaction to food.
- 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
Dates & locations
- Tuesday, February 18th, 2014, 6:30-8:30pm – Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin
- Tuesday, May 13th, 2014, 6:30-8:30pm – North Shore Pediatrics in Mequon
- Tuesday, July 15th, 2014, 6:30-8:30pm – Froedtert Health Menomonee Falls
- Tuesday, September 23rd, 2014, 6:30-8:30pm – Froedtert Health West Bend
- Tuesday, November 11th, 2014, 6:30-8:30pm – Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin New Berlin Clinic
- 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.