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Child Nutrition
Food Allergies for School Nutrition Managers and Staff/ Accomodating Special Dietary Needs

You understand and acknowledge that the training you are about to receive does not cover the entire scope of the program and that you are responsible for knowing and understanding all handbooks, manuals, alerts, notices and guidance as well as any other forms of communication that provide further guidance, clarification or instruction on operating the program.

Our services are provided through the Texas Department of Agriculture's Food & Nutrition Programs funded by the U. S. Department of Agriculture, Food & Nutrition Service. The U. S. Department of Agriculture prohibits discrimination against its customers, employees, and applicants for employment on the bases of race, color, national origin, age, disability, sex, gender identity, religion, reprisal, and where applicable, political beliefs, marital status, familial or parental status, sexual orientation, or all or part of an individual’s income is derived from any public assistance program, or protected genetic information in employment or in any program or activity conducted or funded by the Department.

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Food Service Personnel

Important Session Information:

A food allergy is an exaggerated immune response to a specific food, referred to as a food allergen. Although the immune system normally protects us from germs, in individuals with food allergies this system mistakenly responds to a food as if it is harmful. When exposed to a food allergen, the immune system of an allergic person makes a protein called IgE antibody. This protein alerts cells to release powerful chemicals, such as histamine, that cause symptoms that can affect the respiratory system, gastrointestinal tract, skin, or cardiovascular system, and can lead to a life-threatening reaction called anaphylaxis. Although more than 170 foods are known to cause a food allergy, in the United States, eight foods – milk, eggs, fish, crustacean shellfish, wheat, soy, peanuts, and tree nuts – account for 90 percent of these allergies.
Registration ends at 12:00 AM on Monday, July 22, 2024
Session ID:
Credits Available:
(3) Hours
(3) Contact Hours
Recommended Event Titles
Child Nutrition
14 sessions
Seats Available:
Contact Person:
Yolanda Hernandez
Kristina Bednorz (ESC2)
Date Time Location
7/24/2024 12:30 PM - 3:30 PM Head Start MultiPurpose Center
11670 Chito Samaniego, El Paso, 79936

Education Service Center-Region 19 ~ 6611 Boeing Drive ~ El Paso, Texas 79925 ~ Tel (915) 780-5055 ~ Fax (915) 780-5034

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