Health Care Professionals

In 2011, National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases published the first food allergy guidelines for healthcare professionals, “ Guidelines for the Diagnosis and Management of Food Allergy in the United States”. NIAID worked with 34 professional organizations, federal agencies and advocacy groups to develop these concise, clinical guidelines.

More than 99 percent of Americans can enjoy peanuts without any issue, and according to the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases Expert Panel, peanut allergies affect just 0.6 percent of us – and fall behind milk and eggs in children and behind shellfish among adults in prevalence21.

Areas that may be of interest to healthcare professionals include:

Proper diagnosis and management of food allergies are critical. The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics offers a comprehensive, online learning center where a variety of trainings will help you learn the ins and outs of food allergy and how you can help your clients manage theirs.

20 http://www.niaid.nih.gov/topics/foodallergy/clinical/documents/faguidelinesexecsummary.pdf