• Nutrition Services
     

    Nutrition Services

    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.
     
    This 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.