1 hr 8 min

The Big Dietetic Debate: Natasha’s Law - How do we protect the public from food allergens‪?‬ Nualtra: The Dietitian Cafe

    • Health & Fitness

In today’s big dietetic debate, we’re looking at Natasha’s Law and considering how we protect the public from food allergens.

We're delighted to the joined an expert in children’s cow’s milk allergy, dietitian Lydia Collins-Hussey and the founder of Tiny Tots Nutrition, Paula Hallam.

Lydia graduated from the University of Plymouth with BSc (Hons) Dietetics in 2013 and started her dietetic career at Cumbria Partnership NHS Foundation Trust and moved quickly into a paediatrics ward, where her passion for food allergy started. She worked for four years at Oviva UK Ltd in the CMPA programme where she went onto win the Barry Kay Award in Allied Health at the British Society for Allergy and Clinical Immunology 2019 for her work in NHS Grampian. She later joined AllergyUK in May 2021 as a Dietetic Advisor and more recently moved into a research allergy role at the University of Glasgow. Outside of work, she is the secretary for the BDA Food Allergy Specialist Group.

Paula is a Specialist Paediatric Dietitian and founder of Tiny Tots Nutrition. She is passionate about helping families of children with food allergies to navigate the journey of managing their food allergies safely and providing optimal nutrition for growth and development. She has been a paediatric dietitian for over 20 years, gaining a wide range of experience working in many different settings such as charities, private practice, hospitals including Great Ormond Street Hospital and Evelina Children’s Hospital. She is currently work part-time at King's College London as part of the Allergy Research team, based at St Thomas' Hospital, as well as running her business/private practice Tiny Tots Nutrition.


We’ll talk to Lydia and Paula about what led them both to specialise in food allergies, discuss what their current roles involve and explore what they think still needs to be done to further protect the public from allergens. Without further ado, welcome Lydia & Paula.

Guest handles: 

Lydia:
IG: @themilkallergydietitian
Twitter: @lydiadietitian
W: www.themilkallergydietitian.com

Paula:
IG: @tinytotsnutrition
Twitter: @kids_dietitian
W: www.tinytotsnutrition.co.uk
  
Show Notes:
• EAACI food prevention guideline: EAACI guideline: Preventing the development of food allergy in infants and young children (2020 update) - Halken - 2021 - Pediatric Allergy and Immunology - Wiley Online Library
• LEAP study: Randomized Trial of Peanut Consumption in Infants at Risk for Peanut Allergy | NEJM
• EAT study: Enquiring About Tolerance (EAT) study: Feasibility of an early allergenic food introduction regimen - PMC (nih.gov)
• FSA info on Natasha's Law: Introduction to allergen labelling changes (PPDS) | Food Standards Agency

In today’s big dietetic debate, we’re looking at Natasha’s Law and considering how we protect the public from food allergens.

We're delighted to the joined an expert in children’s cow’s milk allergy, dietitian Lydia Collins-Hussey and the founder of Tiny Tots Nutrition, Paula Hallam.

Lydia graduated from the University of Plymouth with BSc (Hons) Dietetics in 2013 and started her dietetic career at Cumbria Partnership NHS Foundation Trust and moved quickly into a paediatrics ward, where her passion for food allergy started. She worked for four years at Oviva UK Ltd in the CMPA programme where she went onto win the Barry Kay Award in Allied Health at the British Society for Allergy and Clinical Immunology 2019 for her work in NHS Grampian. She later joined AllergyUK in May 2021 as a Dietetic Advisor and more recently moved into a research allergy role at the University of Glasgow. Outside of work, she is the secretary for the BDA Food Allergy Specialist Group.

Paula is a Specialist Paediatric Dietitian and founder of Tiny Tots Nutrition. She is passionate about helping families of children with food allergies to navigate the journey of managing their food allergies safely and providing optimal nutrition for growth and development. She has been a paediatric dietitian for over 20 years, gaining a wide range of experience working in many different settings such as charities, private practice, hospitals including Great Ormond Street Hospital and Evelina Children’s Hospital. She is currently work part-time at King's College London as part of the Allergy Research team, based at St Thomas' Hospital, as well as running her business/private practice Tiny Tots Nutrition.


We’ll talk to Lydia and Paula about what led them both to specialise in food allergies, discuss what their current roles involve and explore what they think still needs to be done to further protect the public from allergens. Without further ado, welcome Lydia & Paula.

Guest handles: 

Lydia:
IG: @themilkallergydietitian
Twitter: @lydiadietitian
W: www.themilkallergydietitian.com

Paula:
IG: @tinytotsnutrition
Twitter: @kids_dietitian
W: www.tinytotsnutrition.co.uk
  
Show Notes:
• EAACI food prevention guideline: EAACI guideline: Preventing the development of food allergy in infants and young children (2020 update) - Halken - 2021 - Pediatric Allergy and Immunology - Wiley Online Library
• LEAP study: Randomized Trial of Peanut Consumption in Infants at Risk for Peanut Allergy | NEJM
• EAT study: Enquiring About Tolerance (EAT) study: Feasibility of an early allergenic food introduction regimen - PMC (nih.gov)
• FSA info on Natasha's Law: Introduction to allergen labelling changes (PPDS) | Food Standards Agency

1 hr 8 min

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