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REF NO.: 37

SUBJECT: Can we feed our babies better to prevent allergies?

DATE: May 10

There is an increasing incidence of food-related allergies in infants — and diet is likely one of the causes.

Breast feeding reduces the risk of developing allergies, but recent studies have suggested there are foods and nutrients mothers can eat while breast feeding that can improve immune tolerance and even further reduce the chance children will develop a food allergy.
Dr. Catherine Field, a professor at the University of Alberta, will give a free public lecture at Memorial where she will present new recommendations and research that provides evidence we can feed our babies better to prevent food allergies.
The lecture will take place on Tuesday, May 15, at 7 p.m. in the Bruneau Centre for Research and Innovation, room IIC-2001. A reception will follow; limited free parking is available in lot 17. All are welcome.

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