GET-FACTS member speaks to Globe on the need for early introduction of peanuts

Thursday, January 5, 2017

GET-FACTS member Dr. Edmond Chan (UBC) reflects on the need for better communication with the public about the timing of introducing peanuts to infants. While previous guidelines had told parents to hold off until after 1 year of age, significant movement in the science has led many experts to conclude that introduction should be timed much earlier in life.

" may take time to change the public mindset about feeding peanut to infants because 'there’s been this fear factor...'"

Read the full article with Dr. Chan's comments from the Globe and Mail: "Infants should be eating peanuts by six months, allergists say" (January 5, 2017).