Food allergic consumers need the guidance of a registered dietitian to navigate them through today’s challenging food purchasing environment. Learn how to help your food allergic and food intolerant patients and their families find confidence and pleasure in eating, by empowering them with the skills they need to make nutrient-dense substitutions.
List 3 learning objectives:
- Delineate the differences between food allergy and intolerance.
- Identify the leading hypotheses for the rapid rise in food allergy.
- Describe the paradigm shift in infant feeding guidelines for food allergy prevention.
Ellen Karlin is a nutrition consultant with vast professional and personal knowledge and expertise in helping food-allergic patients manage their food allergies and improve their eating habits. She has worked at the Comprehensive Asthma and Allergy Center in Owings Mills, MD for the past 34 years. In addition, for the past 30 years, she has worked in private practice consulting with patients for oral surgeons, general dentists, pediatric dentists, and periodontists in the Maryland area. Ellen earned a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Maryland in nutrition and dietetics. She holds a Master of Science degree in nutrition education from Emory University, where she completed her dietetic internship. Ellen is a member and a fellow of the American Dietetic Association (ADA). A popular speaker, she has delivered numerous lectures and workshops on the topic of food allergy at national and local dental, medical, renal, food service, catering, dietetic, nurse practitioner, and school health professional conferences throughout the United States. She was the technical reviewer for the 1998 ADA publication “Food Allergy”. She was the author for the Food Allergy section in the ADA’s 2009 Nutrition Care Manual and technical reviewer for the Food Allergy section in the ADA’s 2010 Pediatric Nutrition Care Manual. She was the technical reviewer for the chapter on food sensitivities in the 2010 ADA Complete Food and Nutrition Guide. She was the co-author of “Dental and Oral Considerations in Pediatric Celiac Disease” published in Journal of Dentistry for Children, May 2016. Ellen has contributed to a variety of other resources, including “Trendy Diets and Oral Health” published in Access Journal, December 2019.