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Food allergies are a big growing problem—and science is changing how we understand them. Team up with SpoonfulOne to learn more about the new approach to potentially allergenic foods.
by the numbers:
experts urge early inclusion of potential allergens
Many prominent scientific organizations and studies have determined that early and consistent inclusion of allergenic foods in babies' diets.
American Academy of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology (AAAI):
Recommended that healthy babies begin eating foods from allergenic food categories around 4-6 months of age.
Learning Early About Peanut (LEAP) study:
Inclusion of a potentially allergenic food (peanut) in the diet reduced the risk of an allergy to food by 80% if fed early and consistently for the first 5 years of life.
Enquiring About Tolerance (EAT) study:
Introducing a diverse set of potential allergens (wheat, dairy, egg, peanut, fish and sesame) in infant diets was safe. Among those who were adherent, the risk of any food allergy was reduced by two-thirds.
The AAP and National Institutes of Health:
Published new guidelines recommending early, active inclusion of peanut protein in infant diets.
the scientific research that informs SpoonfulOne
Early introduction of allergic foods to infants can result in significantly lower incidences of food allergy
Israeli children are 10 times less likely to develop peanut allergies than Jewish children from the UK. When peanuts are introduced to infants may be why.
Measures environmental and genetic risk factors for the development of food allergy in 12 month old infants prior to ingestion of peanuts.
Food allergies can arise in adulthood, predominantly in reaction to shellfish and fish.
"An increased diversity of food within the first year of life might have a protective effect on asthma, food allergy, and food sensitization..."
"Less food diversity during the first year of life might increase the risk of asthma and allergies in childhood."
"Recommendation: Maternal avoidance of highly allergenic foods during pregnancy and lactation is not recommended."
healthcare providers and SpoonfulOne:
promoting confidence in eating
SpoonfulOne is a practical way for parents to educate their child's immune system and align with current feeding guidelines, with respect to potentially allergenic foods.
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