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There has been an increase in the prevalence of food allergies within the last 10 years, with the most affected population being the children. While the prevalence varies from countries and methods of diagnosis, this raises the alarm for the second wave of the allergic epidemic with the rise of instances of anaphylaxis.

This presentation sheds light on how to differentiate and identify allergies versus intolerances, and the risk factors for food allergies. At the same time, it gives focus to Cow's Milk Protein Allergy (CMPA) that has a prevalence rate of up to 3% in the first years of life. The techniques to achieve tolerance to cow's milk, the symptoms of CMPA and how to identify it against other forms of hypersensitivities, and diagnosis of the allergy are discussed further in the tutorial as means to combat this possibly life-threatening condition.

Food allergy prevention has become a global health priority given the increasing prevalence of food allergy, particularly in young children. In addition, increasing evidence has led to major changes in many guidelines for the early prevention of food allergy. Potential food allergens, such as peanuts and eggs, should be actively introduced between the age of 4 to 6 months, as opposed to the strict avoidance during complementary feeding recommended earlier. Furthermore, emerging evidence suggests a beneficial role of multiple food allergens in early food allergy prevention. Find out more details in this presentation slide.

Human milk oligosaccharides, or HMOs, are a group of unique and diverse oligosaccharides, representing the third largest solid compound of human milk. With the advancement of technology and research activities, more HMOs are available for infant nutrition. A new randomised, controlled, double-blind, trial shows the beneficial effect of a blend of 5 specific HMOs on gut development in full term healthy infants.

Early nutritional intervention with cow’s milk protein hydrolysates is a long-practised strategy for allergy risk reduction when breastfeeding is not possible. Amongst the many studies, the GINI (German Infant Nutritional Intervention) study is by far the largest and independent nutritional intervention study for allergy prevention. The recent publication of the 20-year follow-up provides evidence for a partially hydrolysed whey-based formula (pHF-W) to reduce the risk of eczema from birth to adulthood and of asthma amongst 16-to 20-year-olds, in an at-risk population. Further experimental and pre-clinical data show that not all pHF-Ws are the same with respect to peptide structure, allergenicity and the ability of inducing oral tolerance. Find out more information in the presentation deck below.

Preterm infants are a vulnerable group of neonates, which face specific health risks that are related to their immaturity in combination with increased nutritional needs.

Human milk contains a diversity of Human Milk Oligosaccharides (HMO), with more than 200 HMOs identified and about 30 HMOs quantified.

The nutritional needs of toddlers differ from those of adults. Compared to adults, toddlers may need up to 7.5 times more vitamins and up to 4.5 times more minerals per kg body weight to support their rapid growth and development.