The Rice Diet Program in Durham is hosting an interesting panel discussion: "Food Allergies From Fact to Fiction: Exploring the Many Misconceptions" for the nutrition professionals and opening this learning opportunity up to the community. The events objectives include:
Review contributing factors for developing and acquiring food allergies, from
genetic propensity to dietary consumption and environmental exposure.
Summarize the incidence of food allergies and percentage of those
Define and describe the diagnosis of celiac disease (CD) versus gluten
sensitivity or intolerance.
Describe other diseases’ incidences and correlations with CD, such as autism
and the autistic spectrum, diabetes, Downs Syndrome, etc.
Discuss whether we are over or under diagnosing CD and other food allergies.
Describe the dietitian’s role, as part of a team and in individual patient counseling,
in addressing food allergies and CD.
Respected Panelists include: Brian Vickery, MD, Lesley Stanford,MS,RD,LDN, Colm O’Loughlin, MB, BCh, BAO and moderator: Daniel Wild, MD
While the seminar is free, space is limited so preregistration is required by contacting:
Anna LaBarre at:
(919) 383-7276 ext 237
Place: The Rice Diet Program
1644 Cole Mill Road in Durham
Date: Tuesday, July 27
Time: 7pm – 8:30pm