Weaning and Allergies

This workshop is all about how you approach introducing common allergenic foods in during weaning.  It’s area many parents understandably feel really anxious about, so this workshop will cover;


  • What are the common food allergens?
  • Why is it important to include them in baby’s diet during weaning 
  • When & how to introduce them safely
  • Spotting signs & symptoms of an allergic reaction
  • Considerations if your child already has a food allergy e.g. CMPA


About Lucy Upton, Specialist Paediatric Dietitian

Lucy is an experienced Paediatric Dietitian and Nutritionist, who is passionate about helping children and their families achieve happiness and health with food and nutrition, no matter what challenges may stand in the way. Her knowledge of front-line dietetics and nutrition helps to bring honest and pragmatic advice when supporting families and those interested in child nutrition. Her breadth of experience working in both the NHS and private sector, as well as being an advisor in early years public health and a practitioner for a feeding clinic, means that she has unique offering for children and families.

Lucy’s current NHS role is based within a busy Children’s Hospital, where she enjoys spending much of her time supporting children with food allergies, feeding difficulties, growth concerns or those requiring medical nutrition support.  Outside of the NHS you’ll find her working as a feeding therapist alongside an integrated team at a specialist feeding clinic (The Feeding Trust) or supporting essential work within the early years nutrition arena in her role at The Infant & Toddler Forum.   Lucy is also a media Spokesperson for The British Dietetic Association and will often pop up on the radio, in written press or the BBC Breakfast sofa.  If she has any free time left, you’ll find her in the kitchen baking!

Instagram handle: @childrensdietitian

Please be aware that we will be recording our workshops and uploading them to our website when finished. If you do not wish to be on video please disable your camera when you join.

Password for meeting: 3100



Topic: Weaning and Allergies
Hosted By: Weaning Week
Start: May 8, 2020 @ 10:00 am
Duration: 30 minutes
Current Timezone: Europe/London

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