School nutrition professionals play a critically important role in managing food allergies in school. You are responsible for serving hundreds of students in a single day and are involved in meal and event planning as well as policy creation and implementation. Anyone that serves food to or prepares food for those with allergies needs to know how to prevent accidental exposures to allergens. As with all staff, know how to recognize allergic reactions and know your role in your school’s emergency protocol.
NFSMI Resource: Managing Food Allergies in School
This 20 minute video was created by the National Food Service Management Institute (NFSMI) for school nutrition professionals to learn about managing food allergies. It offers an excellent overview and drives home the importance of using strategies to avoid exposure to allergens.
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