Coping with feeding difficulties in children with allergies
Parents struggling daily to plan nutritious meals for children with food allergies will be able to get some expert practical advice at the Allergy & Free From Show at Olympia, London
On its opening day, Friday July 5, at 11am in the Learning Theatre, treatments for managing feeding difficulties in children will be explained by Assistant Psychologist Lucy Spicer and Paediatric Allergy Dietitian Rebecca Brocklehurst.
Their presentation will include a look at some of the causes of these problems, such as the role anxiety and sensory sensitivities can play. They will identify some of the factors which contribute to the difficulties, as well as help with planning optimum nutrition that caters for the restrictions of foods that need to be avoided.
Lucy and Rebecca are team members of the renowned Children’s Allergy Service of the Evelina London Children’s Hospital, where severely food allergic children are treated. They see children with allergies and feeding difficulties in a joint diet/psychology clinic.
This innovative psychology service, set up with funding help from Action Against Allergy, was the first service of its kind in the UK when founded three years ago, and has achieved remarkable results. The talk will include some fascinating case study examples.
The talk is free to attend, and free tickets to the Allergy Show can be obtained here