For colleges, COVID-19 has upended food service practices – and that affects students with food allergies. From takeout meals to cross-contact risks and staying safely fed, host Jen Jobrack has a frank, illuminating conversation with college dietary specialists Beth Winthrop and Lindsay Haas. Then students Maya Konoff and Emma Sorrentino offer their views of the challenges and silver linings of COVID-19 times.
Beth Winthrop is a registered dietitian and senior trainer for MenuTrinfo’s AllerTrain program – and a leader in allergy management in food service. Lindsay Haas is a registered dietitian and the Culinary and Nutrition Support Specialist with University of Michigan Dining.
Maya Konoff is a student at Syracuse University and Emma Sorrentino attends the University of Vermont.
Host Jen Jobrack is a nationally known food allergy expert, who has worked for the allergy community in areas of public policy, legislation, education and awareness-raising. Her legislative work includes campaigns such as access to epinephrine in the schools. Jen is the founder of Food Allergy Pros.