Food allergies have become a public health concern, with up to 10.8% of adults and 6-8% of children believed to be food allergic. For more than a decade, parents were told to delay the introduction of allergenic foods, such as peanut, egg, and milk, to their babies. However, in 2015, the groundbreaking LEAP (Learning Early About Peanut allergies) study was published proving that early introduction of peanut foods reduced the risk of developing peanut allergies in high-risk infants by up to 86%. This led to significant changes in infant feeding recommendations and guidelines. However, recent surveys show many physicians are not implementing these guidelines accurately or fully. In this session, speakers will address the science behind early introduction, share evidence-based recommendations and practical tips around infant feeding, and demonstrate how family physicians and other health professionals can champion the effort to reduce the prevalence of food allergies.
After this presentation, attendees will:
1. Utilize the latest guidelines and recommendations from NIAID and AAP for the early introduction of peanut foods to help prevent peanut allergies.
2. Incorporate best practices into assessments with patients who have suspected food allergies.
3. Use evidence-based practice to overcome common barriers to the early introduction of peanut and other potential allergens.
Continuing Education Accreditation:
-The AAFP has reviewed First Bites: What to Know About the Early Introduction of Food Allergens and deemed it acceptable for up to 1.00 Online Only, Live AAFP Prescribed credit. Term of Approval is from 11/11/2020 to 11/11/2020. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
-PAs may claim a maximum of 1.0 Category 1 credits for completing this activity. NCCPA accepts AAFP Prescribed Credit.
- Approved for 1.0 CPEU by CDR
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