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Lecture Overview

Over recent years there has been a significant increase in the prevalence of childhood food allergy in Australia. This presents a challenge to health professionals working with families of young children who may be on strictly controlled foods. As a result, this has the potential to impede long term good eating habits and cause incongruous behaviours associated with food.


Portrait of Vicki McWilliam
Vicki McWilliam

Vicki McWilliam is a paediatric dietitian with extensive experience in paediatric food allergy. She is based in the Department of Allergy and Immunology at the Royal Children’s Hospital in Melbourne. Her role involves patient clinics, teaching and training, resource development, and research. In 2006, she co-founded the Australasian Society of Clinical Immunology & Allergies Dietitian Sub-Committee. Vicki has recently commenced a part-time PhD in food allergy with the Centre for Food Allergy Research, based at the Murdoch Children’s Institute and the University of Melbourne. See Educator Profile


3 Total Rating(s)
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janice morris
09 May 2018

A very engaging and interesting topic.

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Christine E Fletcher
03 Apr 2018

Well presented

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Renu Renu
04 Feb 2018

Very useful and appropriate for my makes me engaged with lecture and the presenter was fully confident and cleared doughts with relevant examples.Greatjob!

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First Published27 September 2017
Updated27 September 2017
Expires 04 February 2019
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