Food Allergy Dietitian, Inc., provides services for those newly diagnosed with food allergies and living with food allergies in need of further support. Once a food allergy diagnosis is made by the physician, effective management is essential to avoid the allergen containing foods, decrease high-risk situations, and ensure optimal nutrition.
My services help you manage your food challenges while finding balance between safe food choices and maintaining a healthy environment.
Currently, there is no cure for food allergies. Strict avoidance is the only way to prevent a reaction. There are eight foods that contribute to 90% of all food allergy reactions, although any food can cause a reaction and develop at any time in life.
The eight major allergens are egg, milk, wheat, fish, shellfish, soy, tree nuts and peanuts.
Have you or your child been diagnosed with a food allergy and need help on finding foods that are safe to eat?
Children need a well-balance diet of all the vitamins and minerals to grow and develop into healthy adults. As we grow, it important to recognize that our nutritional requirements change, as well. If dairy is one of the allergens being avoided, do you know if your child is receiving enough calcium?
Is your child going to school for the first time or attending a new school and you are not sure if you need an allergy action plan or 504 plan? Do you know the difference and need help with the process?
Are you avoiding restaurants because of a food allergy, but would like to dine out? Learn how to communicate effectively to order a safe meal and enjoy eating out again.
Food Allergy Dietitian, Inc., is here to help you manage food allergies to live a safe and “normal” life with peace of mind.
Lisa Musician is a Registered and Licensed Dietitian born and raised in Pennsylvania, now residing in Florida with expertise in the area of food allergies. She is the Founder and President of Food Allergy Dietitian, Inc. bringing together professional and personal experience in bridging the gap for the newly diagnosed and those in need of further support to manage food allergies. Helping you to live a safe and healthy life while avoiding the food allergen(s) and potential life-threatening reaction with peace of mind.Learn More
My Services Include:
– Online Counseling
– Initial Appointment
– Food Recommendations
– Supermarket Tours (offered locally)
– Dine with the Dietitian (offered locally)
– Invite an expert in food allergies to speak.
– Recipe Modifications
– Private Group Sessions
Be sure to visit our blog often for new information including tips, nutrition facts, and more. Blogs will rotate with new topics for general nutrition, allergens and health and wellness.Learn More
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Food Allergy Dietitian will be at the Dallas GFAF Expo on September 10 & 11, 2016 at the Dallas Market Hall, promoting Parenting a Positive Reaction – A parent’s guide to help promote safe care at school for your food allergy child. Look for me in the Authors Section. The Gluten Free & Allergen Friendly Expo is dedicated to meeting the needs of the celiac community, those with gluten and food sensitivities, auto-immune/inflammatory diseases, and autism. The public is helped through vendor expositions, educational sessions, and online resources. The manufacturers are serviced through vendor expositions, marketing programs, and consultative services. See you in Dallas, TX!...Learn More
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Contact: Lisa Musician, RD, LDN, 1.888.609.6464 Lisa@FoodAllergyDietitian.com www.foodallergydietitian.com Parenting a Positive Reaction – A parent’s guide to help promote safe care at school for your food allergy child. Florida, United States, July 11th, 2016 – Food allergy is a growing issue that impacts almost every school across the United States with nearly 6 million children having a food allergy, this equates to roughly 2 in every classroom. Add the fact that your child has a food allergy and could potentially develop into a life-threatening reaction while at school, makes this duty of sending your child to school even more challenging. How do you manage this safely and successfully at school? With my NEW BOOK, Parenting a Positive Reaction – A parent’s guide to help promote safe care at school for your food allergy child. ($15.95 *ISBN: 978-0-9969763-0-5) Available where books are sold, online booksellers and www.foodallergydietitian.com author Lisa Musician taps into her personal experiences and professional knowledge to inspire parents to become confident about their ability to promote safe care for their food allergy child while creating a sense of normalcy. This detailed step-by-step guide offers examples to successfully partner with the school by learning how to ask the necessary questions on keeping your child safe. Parenting a Positive Reaction covers: Understanding the 4 Keys to Managing Food Allergies: Education, Recognizing and Treating Symptoms of Anaphylaxis, Communication and Preparing for the Unexpected. The roles and responsibilities of parents, school and student. Creating your child’s emergency treatment plan (Allergy Action Plan) and identifying the differences between a 504 and IHP Plan. Practical suggestions on minimizing the...Learn More
Getting children to eat a wide variety of food in general to help them grow and thrive is difficult enough for parents, but when children with food allergies have to avoid the food(s) they are allergic to, it leaves the question of are they getting enough nutrients in their diet? One study revealed that children with two or more food allergies were shorter, based on height-for-age percentiles, than those with one food allergy; and more than 25% of children with one or more food allergens consumed less than 67% of the Recommended Daily Allowance (RDA) for calcium, Vitamin D and E. This can lead to secondary problems, including rickets and even seizures (related to a low calcium level in the blood). It’s important for parents to get an accurate diagnosis from an allergist on what foods to avoid. Over restricting a child’s diet and being extremely cautious in order to stay safe is natural for any parent, however, not replacing these nutrients can be harmful. The goal is to only remove the foods that cause an adverse reaction. A study published in December 2014 by the American College of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology (ACAAI), stated that advice from a dietitian is a key component of effective food allergy management. Mothers would like dietitians to help them ensure their child will be safe, and guide them through the process of creating a nutritionally complete diet. Parents of food allergic children also want to maintain a sense of normalcy for their child and promote independence. The study indicated that if the child and family received nutrition counseling on alternative ways to obtain calories and nutrients from safe & well...Learn More