Keys to a Food-Safety Start to the School Year

Wednesday, August 16, 2023
On-Demand Recording

Make sure your team is ready to start this year by participating in this essential Webinar Wednesday. This session will highlight the key topics every school nutrition operation should include in their back-to-school training programs – but might forget! The speakers, one school nutrition director and one food allergy expert, will cover the important topics of food allergy management and food safety training, and will touch on how to integrate technology into your plan.


  1. List 5 key topics in food safety and food allergy that should be included in annual foodservice staff training.
  2. Recognize and dispel the most common myths and misperceptions about food safety and food allergy for their teams.
  3. Leverage technology to assist with food safety and food allergy management practices.

SNA CEUs: 1.0
Key Area 1000: Nutrition
Key Topic 1100: Special Diets, Including Food Allergies
Subtopic 1160: Food Allergy


Shannon Gleave RDN, SNS
Shannon Gleave, RDN, SNS Is the Food & Nutrition Director for Glendale Elementary School District. In this role, she oversees the implementation and operations of the National School Breakfast and National School Lunch Programs for its twelve schools. Shannon has worked in the school nutrition field for more than fifteen years and is committed to providing nutritious meals to all students. Shannon is currently serving as the School Nutrition Association’s President Elect.

Sherry Coleman Collins, RDN, LD, MS
Sherry Coleman Collins is a registered dietitian nutritionist, licensed in Georgia and based in metro-Atlanta. Sherry serves as a consultant for National Peanut Board as a bona fide peanut evangelist! Her areas of practice include nutrition communications, food allergies, digestive wellness, and culinary nutrition. With a particular interest and expertise in food allergies & digestive health, her professional accomplishments include developing the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics’ Certificate of Training in Food Allergies and authoring the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics’ Practice Paper, The Role of the RDN in Food Allergy Diagnosis and Management.

Sherry is a member of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, Dietitians in Business and Communications DPG, and International Network for Diet and Nutrition in Allergy (INDANA). She is an award-winning dietitian, having received the Distinguished Service in Media (2016), Outstanding Dietitian of the Year (2012), and Outstanding Dietetic Student of the Year (2004) for Georgia Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics.