Kristin Houts, a Chicago-based Registered Dietitian and a member of the Dietitian Connection team, shares her personal journey from dietitian to allergy parent as she navigates the complexities of FPIES (Food Protein-Induced Enterocolitis Syndrome) with her son. Kristin brings a unique and deeply personal perspective as she opens up about the initial shock of discovering her son’s condition, the lengthy diagnosis process and the daily challenges of managing a severe dairy allergy in an infant and toddler. Tune in to learn how Kristin’s personal experience with FPIES has profoundly changed her approach to dietetics, making her more empathetic and knowledgeable when working with clients with allergies and intolerances.

Hosted by Brooke Delfino



Kristin Houts is a Chicago-based Registered Dietitian with a background in media. Kristin has extensive research, writing and editing experience from years in editorial and nutrition communication roles. She is the US marketing and communications lead for Dietitian Connection and coordinates the programming for all US-focused initiatives including e-newsletter, dedicated e-blasts, podcast, webinars and accredited webinar series, Dietitian to Dietitian, hosted by Joy Bauer. Kristin also runs a private practice where she counsels clients with Irritable Bowel Syndrome and other chronic GI issues with expertise in the Low FODMAP Diet.


In this episode, we discuss:

  • Kristin’s lived experience with her son with FPIES
  • Why you can’t rely on skin and blood tests alone to diagnose food allergies
  • The importance of oral food challenges for diagnosing FPIES
  • How Kristin’s experience has changed her approach to patient care
  • Why managing FPIES requires support systems for the entire family

Additional resources

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