Course Catalog

School Nutrition Foundation Food Allergy Management

Available in Spanish!

Approved as 1 CEU or 1.5 Hour in Key Area 1 - Operations. In order for this course to count for Key Area Hours it must be completed along with Bundle 2, or Bundle 6.

Fee: Free

Course Description

The Food Allergy Management course is designed to assist school nutrition professions in preparing for and appropriately serving students with allergies. This course will help professionals:

  • Understand the need for a food allergy policy, a food allergy plan, training, and swift action in response to symptoms of an allergic reaction.
  • Understand the federal laws that affect how schools manage life-threatening food allergies, the USDA Guidance for School Food Authority regarding food allergies, tools to use at school, and students’ rights and responsibilities under the laws.
  • Know how to read ingredient labels to identify allergens.
  • Understand the need for standard operating procedures to prevent cross contact of foods and surfaces with known food allergens, and the difference between cross contact and cross contamination.
  • Know the cleaning procedures for eliminating allergen residue from hands, cafeteria surfaces, and kitchen equipment.

Target Audience

This course is intended for school nutrition professionals.