Quality statement 6 (placeholder): Nutritional support for food allergy

Quality statement 6 (placeholder): Nutritional support for food allergy

What is a placeholder statement?

A placeholder statement is an area of care that has been prioritised by the Quality Standards Advisory Committee but for which no source guidance is currently available. A placeholder statement indicates the need for evidence‑based guidance to be developed in this area.

Rationale

Children with food allergy have a greater risk of growth impairment, and those who are avoiding more than 1 food, or who already have suboptimal growth, may be likely to benefit from expert nutritional advice. Adults with food allergy may also be able to benefit from dietary advice to optimise their nutritional intake and improve their quality of life.