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Webinar: Ask the Experts Food Allergy in Schools Part 2

Webinar: Ask the Experts Food Allergy in Schools Part 2

FREE Webinar SERIES: Food Allergy in School Part 2: Ask the Experts

On August 28, 2012, Kids With Food Allergies Foundation teamed up with the allergists from AllergyHome and prominent school nurse leaders to answer questions submitted by parents, educators, and school nurses. Topics covered included school staff training, where epinephrine should be located, cafeteria concerns, partnering with your school and more.

Ask the Experts: Food Allergy in Schools (Part 2)

Watch our recording of Food Allergy in School: What Parents Need to Know (Part 1)
Part 1 of this series provided a foundation for food allergy knowledge, prevention and preparedness for allergic reactions, and school management strategies.

About the Speakers

Mike Pistiner, MD Michael Pistiner, MD, MMSc is a pediatric allergist and medical director of shared medical appointments for Harvard Vanguard Medical Associates, as well as an instructor of pediatrics at Boston Children’s Hospital. He is the father of a child with food allergies and serves as a voluntary consultant for the Massachusetts Department of Public Health, School Health Services. He is chair of the Medical Advisory Team for Kids with Food Allergies Foundation. Dr. Pistiner is the author of Everyday Cool with Food Allergies, a children's book designed to teach basic food allergy management skills to preschool and early school age children, and is co-creator of, a website that provides free modules designed to increase food allergy awareness in the community.

Dr. John Lee is a pediatric allergist, co-founder of, co-director of the Eosinophilic Gastrointestinal Diseases Program at Boston Children's Hospital.

Nancy Polmear-Swendris, RN, CSN, MS.Ed is the Program Director of the University of Michigan Allergy Specialty Clinic and Food Allergy Clinic, a certified school nurse and leader for Ann Arbor school district, and medical advisor for Kids With Food Allergies Foundation.

Nancy Dube, RN, MPH is state school nurse consultant for the Maine Department of Education. Nancy coordinates statewide trainings for school nurses.

Ruth Hoshino, BSN, RN, is the school nurse leader for the city of Newton, Massachusetts.

Michael Corjulo, APRN, CPNP, AE-C is a Certified Asthma Educator for the Connecticut Departments of Education and Public Health, the president-elect for Connecticut's Association of School Nurses, and a pediatric nurse practitioner for Children's Medical Group and Yale-New Haven Children's Hospital.


The mission of Kids With Food Allergies Foundation is to help families keep children with food allergies safe and healthy. One of the unique ways KFA provides that help is through our online webinars. Our webinar series will expand our current education and support services for families and we're happy to announce they are free!

What is a webinar?
A webinar is an interactive online "meeting" event that allows our members from across the nation to participate together live. Attendees will be able to listen to a speaker, view a slideshow presentation, submit questions and more.

If you wish to attend one of our free webinars, you will need to submit a separate registration to reserve your seat for each webinar. You will receive an email with a link to click when it is time to join the webinar.

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