RECENTLY RELEASED! DR. RUCHI GUPTA'S NEW BOOK!
Written by Ruchi Gupta, MD, MPH, with Special Contribution by Denise Bunning, and
with Carmen-Rae Carlson as Special Editor, you'll want multiple copies of this book to share with friends
As daunting as food allergies might seem, researchers are making breakthroughs every
day as they continue to search for cures. Written by a pediatrician and medical researcher who is also the mother of a child
with food allergy, Dr. Ruchi S. Gupta’s The Food Allergy Experience will prove a trusted guide and reference
supplying information and support for anyone seeking to help children with food allergies thoroughly enjoy life and develop
to their full potential. Get your copy at www.foodallergyexperience.com.
IS YOUR SCHOOL ALLERGY-READY? How to C.A.R.E. for Students
with Food Allergies: What Educators Should Know is an interactive online course that provides an any time, any place
education solution for school personnel. Developed in partnership with leading organizations and critically evaluated by health
professionals and educators, this innovative course is designed to help Boards of Education and school personnel prevent and
manage emergency situations. Check it out at www.allergyready.com.
FOOD ALLERGY COMMUNITY EDUCATION (FACE) PROGRAM
With the generous support of FAI Chicago, Lurie Children's Hospital is offering this program which provides
research-based food allergy education in Chicago area communities, free of charge, to help create a safer environment for
children. The program is open to school, community and faith-based groups that would like additional food allergy education.
For more information, and for school staff members to request a free session, visit Lurie Children's Hospital FACE Program.
From the American Academy of Pediatrics:
This clinical report reviews the nutritional options during pregnancy,
lactation, and the first year of life that may affect the development of atopic disease (atopic dermatitis, asthma, food allergy)
in early life. It replaces an earlier policy statement from the American Academy of Pediatrics that addressed the use of hypoallergenic
infant formulas and included provisional recommendations for dietary management for the prevention of atopic disease.
- “The documented benefits of nutritional intervention that
may prevent or delay the onset of atopic disease are largely limited to infants at high risk of developing allergy (ie, infants
with at least 1 first-degree relative [parent or sibling] with allergic disease).”
evidence does not support a major role for maternal dietary restrictions during pregnancy or lactation.”
- “There is evidence that breastfeeding for at least 4 months, compared with feeding formula made with intact
cow milk protein, prevents or delays the occurrence of atopic dermatitis, cow milk allergy, and wheezing in early childhood.”
- “In studies of infants at high risk of atopy and who are not exclusively breastfed for
4 to 6 months, there is modest evidence that the onset of atopic disease may be delayed or prevented by the use of hydrolyzed
formulas compared with formula made with intact cow milk protein, particularly for atopic dermatitis.”
- “Comparative studies of the various hydrolyzed formulas also indicate that not all formulas have the same protective
- “There is also little evidence that delaying the timing of the introduction
of complementary foods beyond 4 to 6 months of age prevents the occurrence of atopic disease.”
- “At present, there are insufficient data to document a protective effect of any dietary intervention beyond
4 to 6 months of age for the development of atopic disease.”