Want to learn more about food allergies and intolerances? Here are a few excellent resources that several RDNs shared with us – use them for your own knowledge, and share them with your clients as well!
Foods Free From Top 8 Allergens
Chelsey Amer, RDN and recipe developer, offers tons of allergy resources on her blog, CitNutritionally. Her Food Allergy Friendly Snack Survival Guide, for example, is great to keep nearby these Summer months and for those of you who may need to ideas for back-to-school snacks. The guide contains recipes free from the top eight food allergens: tree nut free, peanut free, soy free, egg free, fish and shellfish free, milk free and wheat free.
Lindsey Janeiro, RDN, CLT and blogger at Nutrition to Fit, shares her top tips for how to manage food allergies that she uses with her clients and her own anaphylaxis food allergy. Read more in her posts, How to Manage Food Allergies and Letter to Food Allergy Skeptics. The majority of recipes on her site are free of the top eight common food allergens as well – or they provide substitutions for how to modify if the recipe as written contains a major allergen.
Food Intolerances in Babies and Children
Chrissy Carroll, RDN at Snacking in Sneakers, shares her personal experiences with Milk Soy Protein Intolerance (MSPI) in the following posts: Breastfeeding and Food Intolerance in Babies, Breastfeeding Updates: MSPI, More Allergen Eliminations and Where We Go from Here. She also offers a dairy and soy-free recipe section on her website.
The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics also hosts a wealth of articles on the topic of food sensitivities and/or allergies in babies and young children. See Is Your Baby Sensitive to Food? and Do’s and Don’ts for Baby’s First Foods.
RDNs also suggested the following organizations and websites – bookmark these pages!
- Gluten Intolerance Group
- Celiac Disease Foundation
- American College of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology
- Food Allergy Research and Education
- Food Allergy & Anaphylaxis Connection Team
- Kids with Food Allergies
While not an exhaustive list, we hope the above provides help and support. What resources would you add to this piece?