Special Dietary Needs
In order for students to receive meal accommodations, including menu alterations or menu substitutions, the student MUST have a Special Diet Statement form on file.
Parents/Guardians of a student with a food allergy, celiac disease, food intolerance or have a special dietary need(s) due to a disability should first contact the Health Services Department to create an up-to-date health management plan with identified steps to be taken in case of an emergency. If you would like your student to eat school breakfast and/or lunch, please contact the Nutrition Services Coordinator. Depending on your student’s dietary need(s), you may be asked to submit a Special Diet Statement form to the Nutrition Services Department for your student. The Special Diet Statement form must be completed and signed by a licensed practitioner.
Requests for lactose-reduced milk due to lactose intolerance is the only meal accommodation that does not require a signed Special Diet Statement. Parents/Guardians can submit a written request for lactose-reduced milk by submitting the Lactose-Reduced Milk Request form. Please note, this modification is for milk only. Juice cannot replace milk because the nutritional content is not the same and is in violation of state and federal regulations.
Planned special diet menus are subject to change based on product availability.
School meal programs are experiencing many of the same supply chain issues that have impacted restaurants and grocery stores throughout the pandemic. Our school nutrition team is committed to ensuring students continue to have access to healthy meals each school day. Just as families had to make substitutions on grocery lists last year, schools will have to make some last-minute changes to our regular menus, based on availability.
If your student is receiving special dietary accommodations, be assured that meeting their needs and keeping your student safe remains a priority for us. If a planned menu item is unexpectedly unavailable, an alternate menu item will be provided that meets your child’s special dietary needs. If you have questions or concerns about how your student’s food allergies or special dietary needs will be managed during these supply chain shortages, please contact the Nutrition Services Coordinator.