Special Meal Accommodations
MEAL SUBSTITUTIONS FOR MEDICAL OR SPECIAL DIETARY REASONS
Some children have food allergies or other conditions that affect their ability to eat, or in some cases, come into contact with certain food items. To accommodate such children in the preparation and service of food in our cafeterias, we ask that parents/guardians inform us of specific allergies or conditions that could affect the ability of their child to eat food prepared in or eaten in our cafeterias or classroom environments.
Regardless of whether you have informed us previously of food-related allergies and conditions, all parents/guardians of children with these conditions must have their child's treating physician complete and return a physician form annually.
In order for your student to safely purchase food in the cafeteria, parents/guardians must contact Kelsey Gartner, Nutrition/Garden Coordinator, at 610-889-2125, ext. 52167 after the completed physician form has been returned
to the school nurse.
Click on the link below if you are interested in peanut/nut free meals:
Medical Statement for Children with Special Dietary Needs
Each special dietary request must be supported by a statement explaining the requested food substitution and must be signed by a recognized medical authority. The Medical Statement must include:
If we do not receive a medical statement from a recognized medical authority, your child will receive a regular lunch tray. Medical statements completed by parents or guardians will not be accepted.
In accordance with Federal civil rights law and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) civil rights regulations and policies, the USDA, its Agencies, offices, and employees, and institutions participating in or administering USDA programs are prohibited from discriminating based on race, color, national origin, sex, disability, age, or reprisal or retaliation for prior civil rights activity in any program or activity conducted or funded by USDA.
Persons with disabilities who require alternative means of communication for program information (e.g. Braille, large print, audiotape, American Sign Language, etc.), should contact the Agency (State or local) where they applied for benefits. Individuals who are deaf, hard of hearing or have speech disabilities may contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339. Additionally, program information may be made available in languages other than English.
To file a program complaint of discrimination, complete the USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form, (AD-3027) found online at: http://www.ascr.usda.gov/complaint_filing_cust.html, and at any USDA office, or write a letter addressed to USDA and provide in the letter all of the information requested in the form. To request a copy of the complaint form, call (866) 632-9992. Submit your completed form or letter 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;
This institution is an equal opportunity provider.