Nutritional aspects and diets in food allergy

Chem Immunol Allergy. 2015:101:209-20. doi: 10.1159/000373904. Epub 2015 May 21.


Dietary intervention is a crucial component of food allergy management but can negatively impact nutrient intake. A comprehensive nutrition assessment with appropriate intervention is warranted in all children with food allergies to meet nutrient needs and optimize growth. Nutrition assessment may also be indicated in adults with food allergy. Frequently, an elimination diet is absolutely necessary to prevent potentially life-threatening anaphylaxis. Allergen elimination can also improve chronic symptoms, such as atopic dermatitis, when a food is proven to trigger symptoms. Allergen elimination goals are to prevent acute and chronic food-allergic reactions in the safest and least restrictive environment to supply a balanced diet that promotes health in children and adults.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Adult
  • Anaphylaxis / etiology
  • Animals
  • Child
  • Diet / adverse effects
  • Diet Therapy / adverse effects
  • Diet Therapy / methods*
  • Food Hypersensitivity / complications
  • Food Hypersensitivity / diagnosis
  • Food Hypersensitivity / diet therapy*
  • Humans
  • Infant
  • Male
  • Nutrition Assessment
  • Nutritional Status*