Information and support from dietary consultation for mothers of children with food allergies

Highlights: Mothers who had seen dietitians in an allergy clinic after their child was diagnosed with an immediate food allergy participated in a focus group about the service they received. In addition to the provision of typical information, the mothers appreciated the emotional support.

Application to Dietetic Practice: Pediatric dietitians providing food allergy counselling would benefit from reading this article. It is encouraging that dietetic services were so helpful to the mothers. This demonstrates the need for dietitians to be integrated into allergy clinics. This study was completed in the United Kingdom where there are more allergy specialist dietitians compared to Canada and the United States.

Pub Med ID – 25454014

Posted in: Summer2015-Research