November 2, 2020

YouTube: MHWFAC Food confidence webinar for families coping with food allergy

Food Confidence:  How to safely feed your child with FPIES or IgE mediated Food Allergy,  is another helpful session in our series "Conversations with a Food Allergy Counselor," featuring holistic advice for patients and their families.

Michigan Medicine food allergy counselor Kim Menzel, LMSW, ACSW,  was joined by the Elizabeth Hudson, MPH, RDN, Senior Clinical Dietitian, Michigan Medicine Food Allergy Clinic.  The full session is available on the MHWFAC YouTube channel along with other helpful webinars.

Topics include: 

  • How to approach food introduction after an FPIES diagnosis
  • Gaining confidence in the re-introduction of a food after passing an oral food challenge
  • Navigating "picky eating" in kids with food allergies
  • Tips and strategies that will boost your confidence.

Elizabeth Hudson has been a registered dietitian for 12 years.  She has worked in ambulatory care for the last 6 years at the food allergy clinic at Michigan Medicine providing nutritional care for pediatric and adult patients, and also is an adjunct lecturer at the University of Michigan School of Public Health, where she teaches a graduate course in Medical Nutrition Therapy.  Previously, she worked in the inpatient setting at Michigan Medicine for five years, followed by a year as an oncology dietitian at St. Louis University Cancer Center.

 Ms. Hudson currently is a doctoral candidate in epidemiology at Michigan State University. In addition to her expertise in the nutritional management of food allergic conditions, she is passionate about adolescent health, the role our food system plays in impacting the environment, cancer prevention, and animal welfare.

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