When is the ideal time to introduce allergenic foods to infants?

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This presentation addresses the controversial topic of the age of introduction of solid foods to infants for food allergy prevention. Our speakers describe the current evidence for allergy prevention for infants (at risk and not at risk of allergy) and international recommendations for introduction of solids for the purpose of allergy prevention.

A particular focus of the presentation will be the current evidence supporting Health Canada’s exclusive breastfeeding recommendation and food allergy prevention practice advice for dietitians in Canada.

There is regrettably a small technical glitch in the recording of this presentation. From minute 40:00 to 47:39, the video is blank, and we can hear the audio well. The full slide deck is available below as a handout.

Host: DC Pediatric Network

Date of presentation: June 2017, DC National Conference


  • Becky Blair MSc RD is a public health nutritionist with Simcoe Muskoka District Health Unit, Family Health Services in Barrie, ON.
  • Edmond Chan MD FRCPC is Division Head and Clinical Associate Professor, Allergy and Immunology, Department of Pediatrics at University of British Columbia, and Head of the Allergy Clinic at BC Children's Hospital in Vancouver, BC.


  • Video presentation (75 minutes) with the presentation slides (pdf)
  • Audio file (mp3 file)

Cost: $19.95 for members; $24.95 for non-members; $14.95 for students 

Last Updated: August 11, 2020

Type: Learning on Demand