Resources for Healthcare Providers

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While parents are learning about early introduction from a variety of sources, none is as important as their pediatrician or other primary healthcare provider.

To help you be the champion parents need, we have assembled and developed a variety of resources.  Download and use these materials (royalty free) as handouts or posters in your practice, or for sharing electronically and linking to from your website.

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Continuing Education

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Background & Science

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Early Introduction Peanut Recipes

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Downloadable Materials

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Continuing Education

Webinars

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New course from AAP now available for free, credit

Earn continuing education credit for completing Peanut Allergy Prevention through Early Introduction , a new online course for healthcare providers from the American Academy of Pediatrics. (Eligible for Continuing Medical Education (CME) and Maintenance of Certification (MOC) Part 2 credit). ... Read More»

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LEAPing Past Food Allergies How and When to Introduce Potential Allergens

Complete this free webinar with internationally recognized researcher, pediatric allergist and lead investigator of the groundbreaking LEAP study Dr. Gideon Lack; and food allergy expert, Sherry Coleman Collins, MS, RDN. This webinar has been approved for 1.0 CEU for registered dietitians and 1.0 AAPA Category 1 CME.* Continuing education credits can be claimed by completing the following evaluation. *This activity has been reviewed by the AAPA Review Panel and is compliant with AAPA CME Criteria. This activity is designated for 1 AAPA Category 1 CME credits. PAs should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation. ... Read More»

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First Bites: What to Know about Introducing Food Allergens

Watch Theresa R. Jacobs, M.D., FAAFP, Sherry Coleman Collins, MS, RDN, LD and Dr. JJ Levenstein, M.D., FAAP, address the science behind early introduction, share evidence-based recommendations and practical tips around infant feeding and demonstrate how family physicians and other health professionals can champion the effort to reduce the prevalence of food allergies. Evaluation and CE credit certificate available through Nov. 2021: https://survey.zohopublic.com/zs/4ZCh3G ... Read More»

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Background & Science

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Dietary Guidelines for Americans, 2020-25, and Online Resources | The official federal government site for the DGAs and related materials. Read More» | Read Article

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Randomized Trial of Peanut Consumption in Infants at Risk for Peanut Allergy | One of the most significant advances in understanding food allergies occurred with the release of the results from The Learning Early about Peanut Allergy (LEAP) study in early 2015.  Led by Dr. Gideon Lack of Kings College in London, LEAP showed a reduction in the development of peanut allergies of up to 86 percent in children who ate peanut protein early as compared to those who avoided peanut foods. Read More» | Read Article

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NIAID Addendum Guidelines for the Prevention of Peanut Allergy in the United States | In 2015, findings from a landmark NIAID-funded clinical trial called the Learning Early About Peanut (LEAP) study showed that introducing peanut-containing foods to infants at high risk for developing peanut allergy was safe and led to an 81 percent relative reduction in the subsequent development of peanut allergy. Based on the strength of these results, the Addendum Guidelines for the Prevention of Peanut Allergy in the United States were published in January 2017. Read More» | Read Article

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Abstract: Has the Prevalence of Peanut Allergy Changed Following Earlier Introduction of Peanut? The Early Nuts Study (L5) | Australia study showing impact of early introduction in that country following new guidelines. Read More» | Read Article

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EAT (Enquiring About Tolerance) | Explores issues related to introduction of multiple allergens.  Demonstrates delayed introduction can cause increased food allergy risk. Read More» | Read Article

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Persistence of Oral Tolerance to Peanut (LEAP-On) | Follow up to LEAP Study demonstrating efficacy of early introduction lives on a year later. Read More» | Read Article

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Timing of introduction, sensitization, and allergy to highly allergenic foods at age 3 years in a general-population Canadian cohort. | Using Canadian Healthy Infant Longitudinal Development (CHILD) data, study shows general-population infants introduced to peanut after age 12 months were more likely to have sensitization and probable clinical allergy to peanut at 3 years. Read More» | Read Article

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Early Introduction Peanut Recipes

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Introducing Peanut Foods Early: Easy Recipes

Show parents this video so they can see how fast and easy introducing peanut foods to infants can be using peanut butter, powdered peanut butter and foods they have on hand. ... Read More»

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Easy Recipes with peanut butter for baby and toddler

Registered dietitian and mom Sherry Coleman Collins is committed to making healthy   foods for her family, even the littlest one! Including peanut butter in meals is a great option for children once solid foods have been introduced at 4-6 months. Sherry shares recipes to grow with children from those first foods to toddler years and beyond. ... Read More»

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Additional peanut receipes and videos are available here

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Downloadable Materials

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How to Incorporate Early Introduction of Peanuts into Your Office Workflow

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Early Peanut Introduction Risk and Recipes

This 11 X 17” poster, highlighting the LEAP Study, can be printed and displayed in your office or waiting room.

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5 Easy Ways to Introduce Peanut Foods to Your Infant Poster

This 11 X 17” poster, highlighting easy recipes for parents, can be printed and displayed in your office or waiting room.

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LEAP Study / Early Introduction

This front and back card helps parents understand their baby’s risk and provides easy, baby-friendly peanut recipes.

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Animated Early Introduction

This animated video breaks down the guidelines in a simple way to ease new parents’ fear, helps them understand their child’s risk and offers easy, baby-friendly recipes they can try. This resource is perfect for office waiting rooms and patient email or social media communications.

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