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The FARE National Food Allergy Conference will be held May 14-15, 2016 at the Hyatt Regency Orlando in Orlando, FL, gathering the country’s leading food allergy experts and members of the food allergy community together for a weekend of world-class programming. Register now!

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Saturday, May 14 • 9:30am - 10:30am
Nutrition Challenges Made Simple, Safe and Healthy

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This session highlights how choosing safe foods while avoiding food allergens may be compromising health.  Avoiding the allergenic foods is necessary, but not replacing the nutrients found in those foods may be risky. Participants will gain the knowledge to make healthier food selections and still maintain safe preferences.  Join us as we discuss the nutritional challenges for parents of children with food allergies and how to avoid nutritional deficiencies with simple substitutions. 

3 Measurable Objectives
1. Understand and be able to identify the 3 most common nutritional deficiencies.
2. Recognize and list healthier alternatives for the top eight allergens.
3. Develop basic knowledge on meal planning.

Speakers
avatar for Ellen Karlin, MMSc,RDN,LDN,FADA

Ellen Karlin, MMSc,RDN,LDN,FADA

Ellen Karlin, a nutrition consultant with vast professional and personal knowledge and | expertise in food allergies, has worked at the Comprehensive Asthma and Allergy | Center in Maryland for the past 26 years. Ellen holds a Master of Science degree in | nutrition education from Emory University. She is a member of Food Allergy Research | and Education (FARE) and serves as a volunteer for this organization. Ellen presented | at the FARE... Read More →
avatar for Lisa Musician, RD LDN

Lisa Musician, RD LDN

Lisa Musician, RD LDN has over 17 years of experience working with a board certified allergist and is a member of several national and state organizations.  She holds several certifications of training as a Food Allergy Specialist and speaks professionally to organizations, schools and support groups about the management of food allergies and increasing optimal health.   Not only does Lisa have experience managing her own food... Read More →
avatar for Melanie Potock, MA, CCC-SLP

Melanie Potock, MA, CCC-SLP

Melanie is an international speaker, certified speech language pathologist and pediatric feeding specialist. Her work includes treating children with special dietary needs and helping them learn to enjoy new foods. Melanie is the author/co-author of three books, including the 2015 award winning Raising a Healthy Happy Eater: A Stage by Stage Guide to Setting Your Child on the Path to Adventurous Eating and the newly released Baby Self-Feeding... Read More →


Saturday May 14, 2016 9:30am - 10:30am
Florida Ballroom C