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Annual Conference

Conference Session

"Modifications to Accommodate Disabilities in the School Nutrition Programs: It Takes a Village Approach"
Key Areas: State Update
Session: Session E - Saturday November 11, 2017: 2:45 p.m. - 3:45 p.m. - 204

Speaker(s): Lori Porter - Child Nutrition Consultant, CDE, NSD
Ashley Osterman - Child Nutrition Consultant, CDE, NSD
Liz Beechler - Regional Nutritionist, USDA Food and Nutrition Service (FNS) Western Regional Office, Special Nutrition Programs Division

Description: Did you know that roughly two students in every classroom have a food allergy? In fact, food allergies have become more prevalent in recent years and are now covered under the American with Disabilities Act (ADA) Amendments Act of 2008 as a disability. The ADA Amendments Act amended the definition of disability, broadening it to cover most physical and mental impairments. Bring your school village to learn what it takes to run a program that provides equal opportunity to participate in or benefit from the SNPs.





Speaker Bio(s):
Lori Porter - Child Nutrition Consultant
CDE, NSD

Lori Porter is a School Nutrition Program Child Nutrition Consultant with the CDE Nutrition Services Division. Ms. Porter is the lead special dietary needs subject matter expert with the CDE. As part of the SNPU, she is responsible for menu review, food safety, special dietary needs, and providing nutrition-related technical assistance.

Ashley Osterman - Child Nutrition Consultant
CDE, NSD

Ashley Osterman is a School Nutrition Program Child Nutrition Consultant with the CDE Nutrition Services Division. Ms. Osterman is the lead food safety subject matter expert with the CDE. As part of the SNPU, she is responsible for menu review, food safety, special dietary needs, and providing nutrition-related technical assistance.

Liz Beechler - Regional Nutritionist
USDA Food and Nutrition Service (FNS) Western Regional Office, Special Nutrition Programs Division

Liz Beechler, RDN is a Regional Nutritionist with the USDA FNS Western Regional Office, Special Nutrition Programs Division. In this capacity, she helps oversee administration of Child Nutrition Programs in Western Region States and Territories, providing technical assistance and training in a variety of nutrition policy areas including special dietary needs accommodations, food safety, meal pattern and professional standards.

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