Highlights: Inadequate growth is common in children with diagnosed food allergy. Several factors may contribute, including: reduced nutrient intake, decreased absorption (intestinal inflammation) and increased requirements due to a variety of inflammatory comorbid diseases (eczema, asthma, etc.). Very close growth and intake monitoring is essential with children on a restricted diet.
Application to Dietetic Practice: Most pediatric dietitians would find this article too basic for their own learning, but it would be an excellent article for student dietitians and pediatricians. Also, it could be used to remind physicians to refer to a dietitian when prescribing a restricted diet.
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