diet for food allergies
The rate of food allergies has been dramatically increasing, and studies show that many people with food allergies are underweight and have a variety of nutritional deficiencies. RDNs are critical for helping clients successfully avoid the allergic foods, but good nutrition requires so much more! We'll discuss each of the top 8 allergens, and ways to fill in the gaps with each. We'll also discuss strategies for success at school, social events, dining out. Also, we'll discuss on the new 2017 research on preventing food allergies in children.
Upon successful completion of this 1.5 hour course, the participant should be able to:
  • Define a food allergy and contrast it with other adverse food reactions.

  • Describe the biological process and symptoms of food allergies.

  • Understand label reading for food allergies, including gaps in current labeling laws.

  • Explain cross contact and identify two places this can happen at home.

  • Name common nutritional deficiencies with the top 8 allergens.

  • Identify tips for participants at school and at restaurants.

  • Discuss new guidance for allergen prevention.
Live Event Date: Mar 14, 2017
Learning Need Codes (LNC): 2000, 2080, 5000, 5110
Performance Indicators/Learning Objectives: 8.1.4, 8.1.5, 8.2.1, 8.3.1
Target Audience: RDs, DTRs, Health Professionals
Number of Credits: 1.5
Level(s): 1, 2
Total Cost: $27 ($18.00 per credit)

About the Presenter: Cheryl Harris, MPH, RD

Cheryl Harris, MPH RD has been educating clients and health care professionals about gluten-related disorders for over a dozen years. She was recognized as one of the top nutritionists in the DC metro area by the Washingtonian and was selected as the “Emerging Dietetics Leader of the Year” for Virginia. She has presented widely on Celiac Disease and a gluten-free diet, and was honored to be chosen to teach for the upcoming AND Certificate of Training in Gluten-related disorders. Her articles on gluten-free living have appeared in Simply Gluten-free Magazine, Gluten-free Living, Today’s Dietitian, Gluten Intolerance Group Magazine, and more, and she has served as a content editor for the Dietitians in Gluten Intolerance since 2007. She has been quoted by many media outlets as a nutrition expert, including the Washington Post,, WebMD, Cosmopolitan, the Food Network, Living Without, Gluten-free and More, and Delight Gluten-Free Magazine.

Other Webinars by this Presenter/Organization:
Mindful Eating

Mindful Eating: From Research to Practice

On Demand
Live Date: (Oct 24,2017)
Expiration Date: (Oct 23,2020)

Rating: 4.65 out of 5

Instructor: Cheryl Harris, MPH, RD

Duration: 1.5 hours


Gluten-Free. For All?

On Demand
Live Date: (May 11,2017)
Expiration Date: (May 10,2020)

Rating: 4.80 out of 5

Instructor: Cheryl Harris, MPH, RD

Duration: 1.5 hours