Recommend consultation with a nutritionist for growing children in whom elimination diets might affect growth, as well as those patients with multiple food allergies, poor growth parameters, or both. Clinicians must be aware of the nutritional consequences of elimination diets and certain medications, such as esomeprazole, especially in growing children. Specifically, identifying alternative dietary sources of calcium and vitamin D is critical for patients with milk allergy. The expert panel appreciated that adequate nutrition is a concern in patients with food allergy. Nutritional counseling with a registered dietitian can help to ensure an allergen-free diet while maintaining adequate nutrition. The allergen-free diet will be built around your current diet and your dietitian can help you choose more nutritionally dense foods and determine if a supplement is necessary. A registered dietitian can also provide a list of foods to avoid and suggestions for meals and foods to be used as substitutions.
- 03 May 2015