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Ask the Expert: Food Allergies Edition

October 18, 2017

Dr. JJ and nurse Jessica discussed the common questions that they hear about food allergy management, as well as answered many of those submitted through the SNA’s Food Allergy Resource Center. Food allergy management is an ongoing issue for many school nutrition professionals, parents, and students alike. Understanding the basics is essential to serving safe meals, reducing the risk of reactions, and having happy customers; and we’re here to help!

Successful completion of the webinar and quiz is awarded 1 SNA CEU, or 1 CPEU for RDNs/NDTRs.

  1. Identify the basics about food allergies, food allergy management, and reliable resources for ongoing learning.
  2. Answer the most frequently asked questions about managing food allergies.
  3. Explain the benefits of collaboration amongst healthcare providers, school nursing staff, and foodservice for management of food allergies.


JJ Levenstein, MD

Jessica Gerdes, MS, RN, NCSN
Illinois Licensed Professional Educator / School Nurse

SNA CEUs: 1.00
Key Area 1: Nutrition
Subtopic 1160: Special Diets, including food allergies

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

CPEUs for RDNs and NDTRs
Activity Number: 137013

Suggested Performance Indicators
  • 8.4.4 Considers customers choice, beliefs, food sensitivities, allergies, wants and needs.
Suggested Learning Need Codes
  • 5110: Allergies, sensitivities
  • 8110: School foodservice
CPEUs: 1.00
CPE Level: 1, 2
SNA CDR Provider Number: AM007

Please note you have the option to submit an evaluation on the quality of this webinar directly to the Commission of Dietetic Registration. Email contact:

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

  • Presentation (PDF)

Visit the Food Allergy Resource Center for additional information and resources.