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Special Dietary Needs Training

The Pennsylvania Department of Education, Division of Food and Nutrition, and the Pennsylvania Department of Health, Division of School Health, Serving Children with Special Dietary Needs

www.paprepared.net (Act 48 Credit)

You will need to register for a free account.  Answer "no" to the first question and then choose "PA School Personnel."   That will give you access to all of the courses on the School Track.

Serving Children with Special Dietary Needs Webinar (No Act 48 credit)

If you have difficulty accessing this webinar, please contact Diane Thomson at CCIU by  phone at 484-237-5017 or dianet@cciu.org


The School Nutrition Foundation (SNF) and USDA have produced a series of three FREE webinars on understanding and addressing food allergies in schools. Recordings and all webinar materials are archived below.


National School Boards Association presentation:

National School Boards Association, Food Allergies and Schools: Keeping Students Safe and Ready to Learn


Food Allergy Lesson Plans for School Age Children

Tools for Teaching Kids from the Food Allergy Support Group of Minnesota


For additional information, please contact:

Vonda Cooke (Fekete) | Division Chief
Pennsylvania Department of Education - Division of Food and Nutrition
333 Market Street | Harrisburg, PA 17126-0333
Phone: 800.331.0129
RA-NSLP@pa.gov | www.education.state.pa.us