How and When to Introduce Food Allergens to Infants

April 22, 2022 1:45 pm

Food allergies are ever evolving and the research is constantly changing. This presentation will provide the most up to date evidence based research on food allergies, the best time to introduce them and how to introduce them safely. Let us help guide you on food allergy introduction!

Learning Objectives

  • The participants will be able to identify the major food allergens.
  • The participants will be able to express when to introduce the major food allergens.
  • The participants will be able to generalize how to introduce the allergens safely.


  • Holly Knotowicz, M.S., CCC-SLP

    Holly Knotowicz, M.S., CCC-SLP, holds a Master of Science degree in Communication Sciences and Disorders from Nazareth College. She is a Speech Language Pathologist and a Feeding and Swallowing specialist with over 10 years of experience. Holly believes in utilizing a blended and individualized approach to feeding. She specializes in working with children who have eosinophilic gastrointestinal diseases, including eosinophilic esophagitis and working with children who have food allergies, FPIES and neurogenic disorders. She is an active participant in research, has been published in Gastroenterology Journal and is an international speaker on feeding.

    Financial Disclosures: Picky Eaters Anonymous- salary; Select Medical- salary; My Munch Bug- Melanie Potock- speaker fees; EZPZ -ambassador fee. Receiving an honorarium from Feeding Matters.
    Non-Financial Disclosures: APFED Member, Member of Serious Fun Camp committee member, International Pediatric Feeding Disorder member.

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  • Taryn Van Brennan, RDN 

    Taryn Van Brennan is a pediatric clinical dietitian at Children’s Hospital Colorado since 2014 working in the Allergy and Immunology Department and the Gastrointestinal Eosinophilic Disease Program. She specializes in working with infants, children and young adults who have food allergies, FPIES and eosinophilic esophagitis and other food intolerances. She is a member of the American Academy of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology (AAAAI) and the International Network of Dietitians and Nutritionists in Allergy (INDANA). Aside from her clinical work with patients, she is a preceptor and educator for dietetic interns and new dietitians interested in practicing in the food allergy world.

    Financial Disclosures: Children’s Hospital of Colorado - salary. Private Practice – salary​.
    Non-Financial Disclosures: None

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