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Childhood food allergy and intolerance

Childhood food allergy and intolerance

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Expert Perspective

Time to Complete

1 hour


February 4, 2016


March 22, 2018

Programme Description

Paediatric dietitian Dr Kate Maslin provides guidance on food allergy and intolerance, and explains the latest advances in food allergy research. Educational points for GPs and nurses include symptoms and signs of food allergy, and when to consider excluding foods from a child’s diet.

Educational Objectives

After undertaking this activity, healthcare professionals should be better able to:
  • Explain the difference between food allergy and intolerance
  • Recognise the signs and symptoms of food allergy in the skin, GI tract and respiratory tract
  • Be aware of the latest research findings on peanut allergy
  • Refer patients for further advice on nutrition
  • Faculty

    Authors and test authors
    Dr Kate Maslin
    Senior research fellow
    School of Health Sciences and Social Work
    University of Portsmouth
    United Kingdom

    Carina Venter
    Research associate dietitian
    Cincinnati Children’s Hospital
    United States


    This is a learning activity provided by MIMS Learning, featuring learning material and a test. Completing the test enables you to claim 1 learning credit (1 hour learning). This credit award is recommended by MIMS Learning based on completing the activity and reflecting on what you have learned. If you spend less time on the activity we recommend claiming fewer credits.

    Please proceed with the activity until you have successfully answered all the test questions and completed your evaluation. You will then receive your MIMS Learning CPD certificate, which will be added to your CPD organiser for access at any time.


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