Food Allergies & Intolerances

 Please notify the School Nurse at your student's school of all allergies, including food allergies and intolerances. Please notify the Cafeteria Manager at your student's school of all food allergies and intolerances.

Because of the wide variety of choices offered, the majority of students can avoid their allergens and still build a healthy meal. Examples of foods that can be avoided: peanuts, fish, pork, and most veggies.

  

Special Meal Accommodations

If your student has disabilities that restrict their diet, they may qualify for special meal accommodations. The first step is to fill out the:

MEDICAL STATEMENT TO REQUEST SPECIAL MEALS AND/OR ACCOMMODATIONS

Incomplete forms cannot be processed. Please make sure the form is completely filled out, signed by the parent/guardian, and signed by the physician. Please make sure that the type of allergy or intolerance is clearly defined. For example, avoiding all eggs baked into products is very different than avoiding plain eggs. Similarly, avoiding all dairy baked into products is very different than avoiding fluid milk. Examples of food allergies or intolerances that may require special meals: gluten, wheat, soy, eggs, and dairy.

Please return the form to the School Nurse, the Cafeteria Manager, or Andrea Wilhoit, Food and Nutrition Services Assistant Director/Dietitian, by fax at (816) 321-5447 or by email at andrea.wilhoit@NKCSchools.org.

Allergy GlossaryMenus and allergy guides are available for review on the Menus Page.