Family Food Kitchen Radio
I was recently a guest on the Family Food Kitchen radio show with hosts Ellen Briggs & Carolina Lima Jantac, MS, RD, LD. Each 10 minute segment offers helpful advice for families:
New Allergy Guidance for Feeding Infants
- 3 Reasons to Change Your Erratic Eating Patterns: Click here for podcast.
- Eat to Boost Your Brain's Energy - Click here for podcast
You may have heard conflicting advice about introducing highly allergenic foods to babies. New evidence shows that there is no reason to delay the introduction of highly allergenic foods, which include dairy, soy, eggs, wheat, peanuts, tree nuts, fish and shellfish. Infants who are exposed to these foods between 6 to 12 months of age may actually have a reduced incidence of developing a food allergy, according to recent studies.
Advice for parents:
The following brochure offers helpful advice for parents - Preventing Allergies: What You Should Know About Your Baby’s Nutrition, American Academy of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology (AAAAI): http://bit.ly/1KdaJuE
- Watch your child for a reaction anytime a new food is introduced.
- A general guideline is to wait 2 days between the introduction of new foods in order to rule out an allergic reaction.
- If you have a family history of food allergies or an older child with food allergies, consult your pediatrician before introducing highly allergenic foods.