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Understanding Food Allergy, Intolerance and Sensitivity

November 2021 IDEA Fitness Journal Quiz 4: Helping Clients With Food Sensitivity

  •  Season 2, Episode 11

Welcome to the latest episode of the IDEA Listen & Learn CEC Podcast—the fitness industry’s first audible CEC program. In order to claim your CEC you will need to pass a short quiz which is available for purchase in the IDEA store. The quiz comes with the written version of the CEC articles on this podcast, so you also can read them and refer back to the research presented. This episode contains information that has been approved for 1 CEC hour by more than 25 approval agencies including ACE, NASM, AFAA, ACSM and NFPT.

Food reactivity issues seem to be on the rise: What does this mean for you and your clients, and how can you coach people to adopt appropriate nutritional solutions?

85 million Americans are affected by food allergies and intolerances, and 32 million of them have a true food allergy (potentially life-threatening) (FARE 2021a). How do you handle all the incoming information in the realm of food allergies, intolerances and sensitivities? This article will help you gain an understanding of this topic, including what distinguishes food allergies from intolerances and sensitivities, how these issues can impact health and fitness, and when it’s appropriate to seek nutritional or medical guidance.

This article was written by Laura Quaglio, Laura Gibofsky, MS, RD, CDN, Janice Vickerstaff Joneja, PhD and Diana Munoz-Mendoza, MD

Read by Judy Minich – Production Editor – IDEA