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241. Food Allergies: School Guidelines and Education

  • Room: Grand Ballroom West
Monday, October 17, 2016: 8:00 AM - 9:30 AM
CEU Credits:1.5
Level 2 - Intermediate


As a leader in school-based food allergy guidance and education, Massachusetts has updated the Managing Life-Threatening Food Allergies guidelines and professional development offered to reflect the most current data, laws and policies, terminology, and protocols related to managing life-threatening allergies in the school and early childcare settings. In this session, participants will gain useful in-sight into the role of dietitians/school nutrition professionals can play in implementing state-level guidance and professional development for the prevention and management of life-threatening allergies in the school setting.

1 Learning Objectives

After this presentation, participants will recognize key areas of focus for revising state allergy guidelines.

2 Learning Objectives:
After this presentation, participants will identify key methods to create and deliver consistent training to school staff.

3 Learning Objectives:
After this presentation, participants will identify three ways to apply information to their own work with food allergies in schools.

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Janet Schwartz
Department of Food and NutritionFramingham State University
Framingham State University
Session Speaker
Christanne Harrison MPH, RD
School Nutrition Consultant
Session Speaker
Karen McGrail MEd, RDN, LDN
Director, The John C. Stalker Institute of Food and Nutrition; Adjunct Faculty, Food and Nutrition Department
Framingham State University