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The FARE National Food Allergy Conference will be held May 16-17, 2015 at the Hyatt Regency Long Beach in Long Beach, CA, gathering the country’s leading food allergy experts and members of the food allergy community together for a weekend of world-class programming. Register now!
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Saturday, May 16 • 3:00pm - 3:55pm
Reduce the Anxiety of Eating at College

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Going to college can be stressful, especially for teens with food allergies and their parents.  This session will outline the inner workings of college and university food service and provide practical strategies to navigate the college food environment.  With a focus on reducing and anxiety and improving the safety and enjoyment of college life experience for students with food allergies, the presenters will provide real life scenarios specific to food allergy challenges.

In this interactive session, participants will have the opportunity to walk through “what if” situations, ask questions and practice potential solutions.  The facilitators draw on their experience specializing in college food allergy programs from both the large and small school viewpoint.

Participants will hear success stories of college students with food allergies who are not just surviving, but thriving in their new environment.  While always placing a high priority on safety, this presentation also addresses the social, emotional impact of having food allergies in college.

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Kathy Egan

Kathy Egan, RDN/LD graduated with honors from California State University at Chico.  She completed her dietetic internship at the University of Oklahoma.  Ms. Egan is Assistant Dining Director and Nutritionist, Holy Cross Dining at College of the Holy Cross and the 2013-2014 Chair of the National Association of College and University Food Services (NACUFS) National Nutrition Committee. In her role at Holy Cross, Ms. Egan manages the... Read More →
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Ruth Sullivan

Ruth Sullivan, MSEd, RDN, CDN is the registered dietitian and nutrition educator for the Food Services Department at Syracuse University.  In her current position, she works with students who are on special diets and develops nutrition education information for all of the dining facilities at Syracuse University.  She is also part of the Syracuse University Wellness Committee.  Ms. Sullivan co-teaches a class at Syracuse... Read More →

Saturday May 16, 2015 3:00pm - 3:55pm
Regency BC

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