As a supervisor in a child care facility, I come across many different types of allergies each year. There is so much to know and understand with respect to allergies in a child care centre, where three meals a day are prepared and served on-site.
My staff is always curious about many allergy-related topics that are not addressed in the on-line training we are required to take every year.
In speaking with Dr. Andrea Lobel from Allercom Allergy Consulting before the training session, I was able to have her tailor our training to address questions and concerns we had in the centre at that time, as well as to focus a bit on scent allergies, at my request, for better staff awareness.
The Allercom training session gave the teachers, cook, as well as other support staff, the opportunity to ask questions in a ‘safe’ environment, and open up a discussion with an allergy expert to bounce things off of. As a staff team, we were able to problem-solve and brainstorm to find safer strategies as to how to handle certain routines to reduce allergy risks. Andrea also reviewed our allergy policy and provided us with thoughtful feedback and clarification. Another perk after the training was to have Andrea available for any follow-up consulting. I highly recommend this training for any staff team caring for children with food allergies.
Elizabeth Atkinson, RECE, Supervisor
Having a child with serious allergies can often result in more questions than answers. The uncertainty in navigating seemingly simple things can be overwhelming. Dr. Lobel’s personal and professional experience fills a much needed void for anyone who must interface with the growing reality of allergic living. Her knowledgeable and kind approach is not only validating for parents who often struggle in isolation; she also offers useful information and suggestions to manage a variety of allergy-related concerns. I could have really used a referral to Dr. Lobel when we were first diagnosed a few years ago! Better late than never. I’m glad I picked up the phone for a consultation now. I am already planning on implementing some of the things we discussed.
– M.R., Montreal, Quebec
Thank you so much for all of your help and valuable information. Your thorough knowledge on the topic of food service and allergy awareness was a great help to me at our convention.
– Kim Young, Greenroom Host, Con*Cept/Hotel Expresso
Very knowledgeable! Thank you!
-M.P., Concordia University CPE Daycare
Very informative and presented very nicely. Keep up the great work!
-S.L., Concordia University CPE Daycare