What Is My Allergic Child Missing?

Eliminating a food group due to food allergies can be concerning for many parents.   Having a food allergy has the potential to affect nutrient intake and place a child at an increased risk for inadequate intake and poor growth.

Education and nutrition monitoring of an allergic child is critical for healthy development.

Read on for how to replace missing nutrients in your allergic child’s diet.

ALLERGEN MISSING NUTRIENTS SUGGESTED ALTERNATIVES
Wheat B vitamins, calcium, iron Meats, fish, poultry, legumes, eggs, dairy, leafy greens, fortified alternative grains (ie. Rice, corn, oats, buckwheat, quinoa)
Eggs Vitamin B2 (riboflavin), vitamin B5 (panthothenic acid), vitamin B12, biotin, selenium, iron, folic acid, vitamin E, chromium Meats, fish, poultry, dairy, legumes, beans, nuts, fruits, vegetables, leafy greens, enriched grains
Milk Vitamin A, vitamin B1, vitamin B2 (riboflavin), vitamin B5 (pantothenic acid), vitamin B12, calcium, magnesium, selenium, zinc, potassium, phosphorus Meats, legumes, whole grains, nuts, mushrooms, fortified foods/beverages (fortified with B vitamins, calcium, and vitamin D), fish, bright yellow and orange vegetables
Soy Protein, thiamin, riboflavin, iron, calcium, zinc, vitamin B6 Meats, fish, poultry, legume, eggs, dairy, fruit (fresh and dried), vegetables, nuts, peas, seeds, milk, leafy greens, enriched whole grains
Wheat Thiamin, vitamin B2 (riboflavin), niacin, iron, zinc, selenium, chromium, folic acid Meats, fish, poultry, legumes, eggs, nuts, dairy, fruit, vegetables, leafy greens, potatoes, fortified alternative fortified grain products (rice, corn, oats, barley, buckwheat, quinoa, amaranth, farina)
Peanuts/Tree Nuts Vitamin E, biotin, copper, folic acid, niacin, magnesium, manganese, chromium Meats, fish, poultry, eggs, dairy, fruit, vegetables, vegetable oils, soybean, enriched grains
Fish/Shellfish Protein, niacin, vitamins B6, B12, A, E Meats, poultry, eggs, dairy, fruit, vegetables, enriched grains

 

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