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School Nutrition, Food Allergies & Food Insecurity in the Pandemic

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March 17, 2021

Originally scheduled in December 2020 but now updated and set for March 17, 2021!
In this session, speakers will review the basics of food allergy management during the pandemic based on expert guidance; the intersection of food insecurity and food allergies; and the role of the school nutrition team. Sherry Coleman Collins is a registered dietitian, former school nutrition professional, and expert in food allergy management and will review the latest guidance from AAAAI on managing food allergies during the pandemic. Emily Brown is the president of Food Equality Initiative and the mother of a child with food allergies who works to help advocate for families managing food allergies who are also struggling with food insecurity and hunger. Jeremy Bergman is the Food Service Director of the New Castle Area Schools in New Castle, PA. He serves a diverse population of students and will share best practices and practical considerations for managing food allergens during the pandemic.

  1.  Incorporate science-based guidelines for managing food allergens during the pandemic.
  2. Recognize the unique challenges of students with food allergies who are also food insecure.
  3. Learn practical tips and best practices for managing food allergies in schools during the pandemic.

SNA CEUs: 1.0
Key Area 1000: Nutrition
Key Topic 1100: Special Diets, Including Food Allergies
Subtopic 1160: Food Allergy

CPEUs for RDNs and NDTRs
Activity Number: 159867

Suggested Performance Indicators
  • 7.1.2 Advocates for and maintains awareness of safety policies and procedures.
  • 7.1.3 Investigates and analyzes work environment to identify safety issues and risks to self, staff, customers, public and organization.
  • 7.2.1 Applies knowledge of biological, physical or chemical properties that may cause food to be unsafe for human and animal consumption.

Suggested Learning Need Codes
8110: School foodservice

CPE Level: 1, 2 
SNA CDR Provider Number: AM007

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SNA CEUs and CPEUs are awarded after the successful completion of the post-webinar quiz


  • Sherry Coleman Collins, RDN, LD, MS

    Sherry Coleman Collins is a registered dietitian nutritionist, licensed in Georgia and based in metro-Atlanta. Sherry serves as a consultant for National Peanut Board as a bona fide peanut evangelist! Her areas of practice include nutrition communications, food allergies, digestive wellness, and culinary nutrition. With a particular interest and expertise in food allergies & digestive health, her professional accomplishments include developing the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics’ Certificate of Training in Food Allergies and authoring the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics' Practice Paper, The Role of the RDN in Food Allergy Diagnosis and Management.

    Sherry is a member of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, Dietitians in Business and Communications DPG, and International Network for Diet and Nutrition in Allergy (INDANA). She is an award-winning dietitian, having received the Distinguished Service in Media (2016), Outstanding Dietitian of the Year (2012), and Outstanding Dietetic Student of the Year (2004) for Georgia Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics.

  • Emily Brown

    Founder & CEO
    Food Equality Initiative
    Kansas City, MO

  • Jeremy Bergman

    Food Service Director
    New Castle Area Schools
    New Castle, PA

March 17, 2021
Wed 3:00 PM EDT

Duration 1H 15M

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