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Allergy - reducing the risk in early life


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Allergy - reducing the risk in early life

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Introduction to allergy
45 minutes
Reducing the risk in early life
Current Allergy Prevention Strategies
60 minutes
Current allergy prevention strategies

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Course details

This course is aimed at midwives, health visitors and other health professionals advising pregnant women and new mums. The course content is based on the findings of a British Nutrition Foundation Task Force report entitled Nutrition and Development – Short and Long-term Consequences for Health. It describes evidence linking antenatal and early life influences with future allergy risk and summaries current guidelines for allergy prevention during pregnancy, breastfeeding, formula feeding and weaning.

The course covers:

  • Module 1 – Introduction to allergy
  • Module 2 – Current allergy prevention strategies and emerging issues

Module 1 and module 2 are followed by a test, providing you with feedback on your progress. The case studies and emerging issues modules are optional for you to complete if you choose, but there is no assessment at the end of these modules.

On successful completion of modules 1 and 2, a personalised BNF certificate is created. If necessary, the tests may be repeated.

This course will take approximately 2-3 hours to complete. However, you can complete the course at your own pace – there is no time limit.

We are very grateful to Dr Adam Fox, Consultant & Reader in Paediatric Allergy at Guy's & St Thomas' Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust for reviewing the content of the course and to Gail Johnson at the Royal College of Midwives for her helpful advice regarding suitability for our target audience.

BNF is grateful for some financial support from Nestlé Nutrition to support time spent producing these training modules. However, the content has been developed by BNF alone.

Certification details

At the end of this course you will receive a personalised certificate of completion from the British Nutrition Foundation.