Food Allergies

  •  Children with Allergies/Special Dietary Needs

    - Child Nutrition Guidelines

    If parents/ guardians would like to request a meal accommodation by the school cafeteria, a medical statement form must be filled out and signed by a licensed medical authority.  Food substitutions are made on a case by case basis.  Child Nutrition is required to provide reasonable accommodations for students with life-threatening allergies (anaphylactic), or for students with disabilities that restrict their diet. To request the meal accommodation request form (Medical Statement Form), please contact your campus nurse.  

    The medical statement form must be filled out by a physician and turned in to the school nurse to request meal modifications. Proper documentation must be on file with both the nurse and child nutrition.   Child Nutrition will receive the medical statement form from the nurse and evaluate the request.  Meal Accommodations Requests can take up to 2-3 weeks to process. While the form is being processed, we recommend that you send meals with your student.  

    In cases of Severe Food Allergies

    For the safety of your student and his/her medical needs, written documentation is required before your child participates in the meal services at the school cafeteria. The medical statement form must be filled out and signed by a licensed medical authority to provide a meal accommodation or menu substitution.

    In cases of Children with Medical Conditions or Disability

    In cases where a student has a medical disability or condition that restricts their diet, the medical statement form must be filled out and signed by a licensed medical authority or an Individual Education Plan or 504 Plan must be provided to Child Nutrition to request the accommodation.

    In Cases of Children with Other Special Dietary Needs that are Not a Disability

    In cases where students have other special dietary needs that restrict their diet, a medical statement form must be submitted for a request.  Reasonable accommodations will be made on a case by case basis. 

    In all other cases, students have the ability to select what they put on their tray. Students can deny a meal component if they choose to do so.  Vegetarian options are offered daily.  Items that contain pork are indicated with a P.  

    In Cases of Lactose Intolerance

    Lactose-free milk is offered at breakfast and lunch in the cafeteria to students. A medical statement form is not required to receive lactose-free milk.  Students that are Kindergarten-12th grade are not required to take milk with their meal. They may choose to deny milk.  Water is available with every meal.

     

    Cafeteria Menus & Allergen Information

    To view the menus, visit the Mealviewer Menus.  Here you can view menu item nutrition information and allergy information by scrolling over each menu item.  

    Please note that this information is to be used as a resource guide only.  It is not a guarantee of ingredients in foods or all inclusive. Manufacturers may change ingredient profiles without the knowledge of SCUCISD. Food labels are not required to list if the ingredients are packaged or processed in a facility that processes allergens.

     

     

     

     

     

     

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  • In accordance with federal civil rights law and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) civil rights regulations and policies, this institution is prohibited from discriminating on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex (including gender identity and sexual orientation), disability, age, or reprisal or retaliation for prior civil rights activity.

    Program information may be made available in languages other than English. Persons with disabilities who require alternative means of communication to obtain program information (e.g., Braille, large print, audiotape, American Sign Language), should contact the responsible state or local agency that administers the program or USDA’s TARGET Center at (202) 720-2600 (voice and TTY) or contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339.

    To file a program discrimination complaint, a Complainant should complete a Form AD-3027, USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form which can be obtained online at: https://www.usda.gov/sites/default/files/documents/USDA-OASCR%20P-Complaint-Form-0508-0002-508-11-28-17Fax2Mail.pdf, from any USDA office, by calling (866) 632-9992, or by writing a letter addressed to USDA. The letter must contain the complainant’s name, address, telephone number, and a written description of the alleged discriminatory action in sufficient detail to inform the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights (ASCR) about the nature and date of an alleged civil rights violation. The completed AD-3027 form or letter must be submitted to USDA by:

    1. mail:
      U.S. Department of Agriculture
      Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights
      1400 Independence Avenue, SW
      Washington, D.C. 20250-9410; or
    2. fax:
      (833) 256-1665 or (202) 690-7442; or
    3. email:
      program.intake@usda.gov

     

    This institution is an equal opportunity provider.