Special Diets & Allergens
Food allergies can be life threatening. The risk of
accidental exposure to foods can be reduced in the school setting if schools
work with students, parents, and physicians to minimize risks and provide a safe
educational environment for food-allergic students.
Download our comprehensive guide to understanding the
responsibilities of Kent School District students, families and schools
regarding the awareness of special diets and food allergies.
Medical Statement to Request Special Meals
Your child’s health is important to us. Nutrition Services requires that
this form be submitted with information from the parent/guardian and a
licensed physician. This form needs to be completed in its entirety
before any meal substitutions can be made for children with
disabilities. The parent/guardian should review this form annually and
initial and date if no changes are needed.
resource, from the Food Allergy & Anaphylaxis Network (FAAN),
explains food allergies and how school foodservice personnel can become
more involved and better assist students who have food allergies.
This flyer, from the Food Allergy & Anaphylaxis Network (FAAN), illustrates the eight foods that account for 90% of all allergic reactions.
Download this printable resource to assist in identifying ingredients on food labels for specific diets.