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“Food Allergies: Preparing for a Safe School Year” presentation on Aug. 21

Managing food allergies takes a team – especially at school! School nurses, teachers, and food service staff all play a role in keeping children with food allergies safe at school. 

The Food Allergy Support Group will discuss steps that parents can take to assemble their child's team and prepare for the upcoming school year.  

Food Allergies: Preparing for a Safe School Year

Monday, August 21

7:00 to 8:30 pm

Northfield Hospital Conference Center

2000 North Ave.

Two health experts from Northfield Public Schools will present: Stephany Stromme, RD, LD is Director of Child Nutrition, and Elizabeth Bade, RN, LSN is District Health & Wellness Coordinator for Northfield Public Schools.

Bring your best tips for a safe school year to share with others! This event is free and open to the public.

Food allergies affect one in 13 children – roughly two kids in every classroom across the U.S. And food allergies among children have increased more than 50% since 1997, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Allergic reactions to food can be mild or severe, and potentially deadly.

Starting this fall, the Food Allergy Support Group will meet on the second Monday of the month in February, May, August and November, from 7:00 to 8:30 pm at Northfield Hospital.

The Food Allergy Support Group by hosted by Northfield Hospital + Clinics. For more information, contact Kristi Winkels, RDN, LD at 507-646-1410 or winkelsk@northfieldhospital.org.