Food Allergy: Discussing the Science Behind the Facts

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On Wednesday, March 15, 2017

Dr. Shahzad Mustafa is a board certified pediatric allergist and Chair of the Medical Advisory Board for Food Allergy and Anaphylaxis Team (FAACT). Dr. Mustafa began the presentation with some important basic information about food allergies, including what school nutrition experts need to know about how to identify a reaction and intervene on behalf an allergic individual. Research has shown that children with food allergies and their families suffer from high levels of anxiety, which contribute to significantly lower quality of life. There are many contributors to this issue and in this webinar Dr. Mustafa shared how school personnel, including school nutrition professionals, can help support strategies to improve quality of life for those with food allergies.

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

Learning Objectives

  1. Explain the basics about food allergies, including signs and symptoms of a food allergy reaction and take steps to assist an allergic individual.
  2. Discuss the impact of food allergies on quality of life for those with this condition.
  3. Recommend and implement strategies to help improve the quality of life for those with food allergies.


S Shahzad Mustafa, MD
Allergy and Clinical Immunology
Rochester Regional Health System
Clinical Assistant Professor of Medicine
University of Rochester School of Medicine & Dentistry

Earning CEUs

CEUs: 1.00
Key Area 1: Nutrition
Key Topic 1100: Menu Planning
Subtopic 1160: Food Allergies

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  • View the webinar recording and follow along with the PowerPoint slides.
  • At the end of the webinar recording, hit pause when the quiz link is displayed to write it down. The quiz link is also included in the PowerPoint slides.
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  • Take and complete the online quiz to earn your certificate.
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