Nutritional management of food allergies: appropriateness of restrictive diets
Ludovica Leone1, Carlo Agostoni1
1Pediatria a Media Intensità di Cura, Fondazione IRCCS Ospedale Maggiore Policlinico, Milano
The cornerstone of the nutritional management of food allergies is an individualized allergen avoidance management plan. In children, the main goals are to prevent the occurrence of acute and chronic symptoms by avoiding the offending food(s), whilst providing an adequate, nutritionally balanced and personalized diet and maintaining optimal growth; ideally, under the guidance of a trained dietitian.