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“Ask Before You Eat” is a project of the New Jersey Department of Health and Senior Services in conjunction with the Rutgers University's Department of Nutritional Sciences and Food Policy Institute, Rutgers Cooperative Research and Extension, and the New Jersey Restaurant Association

The purpose of the “Ask Before You Eat” project is to implement Public Law 2005, c.026 (A303 ACS 2R) which set the stage to help restaurateurs and New Jersey residents prevent food allergy reactions.

Rutgers Project Staff
  • James Brownlee, Assistant Commissioner,
    Consumer and Environmental Health, NJDHSS
  • Carol Byrd-Bredbenner, PhD, RD, FADA; Professor of Nutrition/Extension Specialist, Nutritional Sciences Department
  • Darlene Grasso, MA, RD; Research Associate, Nutritional Sciences Department
  • William K. Hallman, PhD; Director, Food Policy Institute
  • Jaclyn Maurer, PhD, RD; Post-Doctoral Associate, Nutritional
    Sciences Department
  • Elaine Rossi, BA; Program Manager, Food Policy Institute
  • Brian Schilling, MS; Associate Director, Food Policy Institute

Major Contributers

  • Graphic Design: Phyllis Lerner
  • Photography: Dennis Gottlieb
  • RU Sr. Public Relations Specialist: Michelle Hujber
  • Spanish Translation: Pascal Byrne

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