Food Allergies, Intolerance and Disabilities
The USD 232 De Soto Student Nutrition Department will:
Menu Modifications for Disabilities
The Student Nutrition Department strongly encourages the submission of an updated copy of the Medical Statement form (see link below) each school year to ensure the building cafeteria is prepared to accurately modify your student’s meals.
Please follow the Medical Statement instructions carefully for each meal category. Each section needs to be filled out in its entirety and the physician’s signature is required before modifications can begin.
If you have questions or need assistance, please contact Amy Droegemeier at 913/667.6207. Otherwise, please return the completed medical statement to:
Amy Droegemeier, Director of Student Nutrition
After receiving your completed form, we will contact you to discuss how to implement a special diet for your student.
Menu Modifications for Non-Disability Medical Reasons
If your student has a physician-documented food allergy or intolerance that does not meet the disability critieria, our department may be able to make menu modifications. However, these will be decided on a case-by-case basis with input from the building kitchen manager and nurse. Parents/guardians must submit the Medical Statement form (see link above) to be considered for these substitutions. Please contact Amy Droegemeier, Director of Student Nutrition, at 913/667.6207 or firstname.lastname@example.org with questions regarding this process.
Menu Modifications for Non-Medical Reasons
We plan our menus with great care to incorporate choices that will satisfy all students' needs. If your student's diet is not being met with our current menu offerings, please feel free to contact us to discuss additional options. At our discretion, we will partner with you in an attempt to come up with an acceptable solution that honors your student's diet preferences for ethical or religious circumstances.
Due to the large number of severe nut allergies in our district, the Student Nutrition Department prepares and produces school meals as nut free as possible. We also have many schools and classrooms that have been designated as peanut-restricted zones.
Secondary Schools: We offer pre-packaged products that contain nuts in the secondary snack/a la carte options, as well as a pre-packaged Peanut Butter and Jelly Sandwich entree option periodically on our main menu. We do not prepare these items in our kitchens where any of our other foods are located. We also offer designated tables for students with peanut and tree nut allergies in the cafeteria seating area.
If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to contact our department or the nurse's office at your student's school.
In accordance with Federal law and U.S. Department of Agriculture policy, this institution is prohibited from discriminating on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, age, or disability.
To file a complaint of discrimination, write to USDA, Director, Office of Adjudication, 1400 Independence Avenue, SW, Washington DC 20250-9410 or call (866) 632-9992 (Voice). Individuals who are hearing impaired or have speech disabilities may contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339; or (800) 845-6136 (Spanish). USDA is an equal opportunity provider and employer.