Pediatric Currents: Nutrition Management of Cow’s Milk Allergy (CMA) in Infants and Children: A Comparison of DRACMA, ESPGHAN, and AAP Guidelines

Program Date: 27 August 2020
Publication Date: 27 August 2020
Continuing Education Units: Nurse Contact: 1.0; Dietitian CPEU: 1.0

Course Description:

In this article, you’ll identify 3 international guidelines that provide nutrition recommendations for the management of cow’s milk allergy (CMA) in infants and children; recognize similarities and differences between the international guidelines; and review feeding recommendations for the various clinical presentations of CMA.

Course Objectives:

•Identify 3 international guidelines that provide nutrition recommendations for the management of CMA in infants and children.
•Recognize similarities and differences between the international guidelines.
•Review feeding recommendations for the various clinical presentations of CMA.
  • CDR Level: 2
  • Performance Indicators: 4.1.2, 4.2.7, 6.2.5, 8.3.1
  • Run Time: 60

Course Instructor Bio(s)

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Emely López Barrera, BSc

Senior PhD Student
Global Nutrition
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Champaign, IL, USA
Emely López Barrera is a senior PhD student in global nutrition at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and a part-time student researcher at Abbott Nutrition, UIUC Research Park. Emely is passionate about creating sustainable solutions to global hunger. Her research is focused on creating innovative protein nanostructures with micronutrient-delivery potential to be used in at-risk populations such as the Philippines, India, Saudi Arabia, and Ecuador. Her most recent work, related to harnessing the functionality of food-derived amyloid fibrils, has won several awards. Emely is a native of El Salvador. She completed her BSc in Food Science and Technology at Zamorano University in Honduras. Before joining the graduate program at the University of Illinois, she worked as a quality assurance manager at Industrial de Alimentos, Honduras. She is a member of the Board of Reviewers at the World Food Prize Foundation, as well as scientific societies such as Gamma Sigma Delta, Institute of Food Technologists (IFT), and American Society for Nutrition (ASN).
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Carlett Ramírez, MS, RD

Global Pediatrics
Medical Manager
Abbott Nutrition
Columbus, OH, USA
Carlett Ramírez is a nutrition scientist from the Global Pediatric Specialty team at Abbott Nutrition, working mainly with extensively hydrolyzed formulae for the nutrition management of food allergies. She was previously the Medical Director for the Abbott Nutrition Affiliate in Mexico. In that role, Carlett was responsible for Medical Affairs in the area of pediatrics and adult nutrition. Carlett is an RD and holds a masters in science in human nutrition and metabolism from the University of Aberdeen in Scotland. Before joining Abbott in 2009, she worked for several years as a researcher and dietitian at the National Pediatrics Institute in Mexico City, specializing in inherited metabolic disorders.
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Barbara Marriage, PhD, RD

Global Science Lead,
Pediatric Specialty Nutrition
Abbott Nutrition
Columbus, OH, USA
Barbara Marriage is the global science lead for Pediatric Specialty Nutrition and a senior associate research fellow at Abbott Nutrition. She was previously an associate director in Global Regulatory Science and Innovation and manager of the Pediatric Clinical Nutrition group in Scientific and Medical Affairs. In her present role, she is responsible for clinical research and scientific support for pediatric specialty products globally. Barbara received a BSc in applied human nutrition from the University of Guelph and an MSc in nutrition and a PhD in medical sciences from the University of Alberta. Before joining Abbott in 2002, she worked for over 20 years as a clinical research dietitian with extensive experience in pediatric nutrition and management of patients and families with inborn errors of metabolism. Her research interests include early programming, childhood obesity, maternal health, allergy, and inborn errors of metabolism. Dr Marriage has published over 35 articles in peer-reviewed journals, written book chapters and newsletters, and has given many presentations on nutrition related topics.

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