Avoiding the Risks of Elimination Diets

The NIAID Food Allergy Guidelines Expert Panel recommends an elimination diet for the treatment of a properly diagnosed food allergy. Additionally, elimination of one or a few foods may be useful for diagnostic purposes, especially to help identify food triggers for certain non-IgE mediated allergies. Elimination diets, however, are not without risk. Children in particular are at increased risk of inadequate nutrient intake and poor growth. This course will address how to avoid those risks and provide recommended nutritional counseling and regular growth monitoring for children with food allergies.

Target Audience

  • Allergist/immunologists
  • Fellows-in-Training
  • Nurses and Nurse Practitioners
  • Physician Assistants and Other Allied Health Professionals

Learning Objectives

Upon completion of this course, learners should be able to:

  1. Follow the appropriate process for diagnosing food allergy
  2. Identify the consequences of elimination diets, including the nutrients most likely to be at risk and consequent effects on growth and development
  3. Recommend appropriate substitute foods when supplemental micronutrients or substitute formula are needed
  4. Outline the nutritional risks associated with clinical manifestations of specific food allergic disorders
Summary
Available credit: 
  • 0.50 Attendance
    Attendance credit.
  • 0.50 CE
    CE credit.
  • 0.50 CME
    CME credit.
Course opens: 
09/03/2019
Course expires: 
09/02/2021
Cost:
$0.00
Rating: 
0

Marion E. Groetch, MS RDN
Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai
Relevant Relationships: None

Isabel J. Skypala, PhD RD
Royal Brompton & Harefield NHS Foundation Trust
Relevant Relationships: None

Julie Wang, MD FAAAAI
Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai
Relevant Relationships: None

CME Committee Reviewers
Karen Gregory, DNP APRN-BC RRT AE-C
Oklahoma Allergy and Asthma Clinic, Edmond, OK
Relevant relationships: None

Edwin Kim, MD
University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, NC
Relevant relationships: None

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The American Academy of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology (AAAAI) is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Designation Statement
The American Academy of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology designates this enduring material for a maximum of 0.50 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

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The American Academy of Allergy, Asthma, & Immunology (AAAAI) is a Provider, approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider #10704, for up to 0.50 contact hour.

Credit Claiming Period 
Credit claiming for this activity will expire at 11:59 pm on September 2, 2021. Requests to claim credit on or after September 2, 2021 will be denied.

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Follow these steps to complete the activity:

  1. Register for the activity.
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  4. Complete the post-test. You must achieve a score of 70% or higher on post-tests to claim credit.
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  6. Claim your credits. Enter only the number of credits earned based on your participation in the activity.
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Available Credit

  • 0.50 Attendance
    Attendance credit.
  • 0.50 CE
    CE credit.
  • 0.50 CME
    CME credit.

Accreditation Period

Course opens: 
09/03/2019
Course expires: 
09/02/2021

Price

Cost:
$0.00
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