Special Dietary Needs

Special Dietary Needs

Food Allergies
Nutrition Services is committed to providing a safe eating environment for all students. Food allergen information for the eight most common food allergens (milk, eggs, wheat, soybean, fish, crustacean shellfish, tree nuts, and peanuts) can be found on our online menus. From there, users are able to filter out specific allergens found in school meals. 

Peanuts and Tree Nuts

All of the meals served in our elementary schools are peanut and tree nut “safe”, meaning Nutrition Services will not serve anything made with peanuts or tree nuts, or manufactured on equipment or in facilities that produce peanuts or tree nuts. However, Nutrition Services has no control over what items are brought in from home, and each individual school should be contacted for further information regarding that school’s policies.

In secondary schools, foods that contain peanuts or tree nuts can be found on the online menus and may be filtered out using the tool mentioned above.

Meal Substitutions 
Substitutions must be made to the existing meal pattern if a student is unable to eat school meals due to disabilities when that need is certified by a licensed medical authority certified in the state of Utah. Licensed medical authorities include: licensed Medical Physician (M.D.), Physician Assistant (P.A.), Osteopathic Physician (D.O.), Advance Practice Registered Nurse (A.P.R.N.), and Naturopathic Physician (N.D. or N.M.D.). A form for the licensed medical authority to fill out can be found below. On this form, the licensed medical authority must identify: 

  • A description of the child’s physical or mental impairment sufficient enough to allow the school to understand how it restricts the child’s diet
  • The major life activity affected by the disability.
  • The food or foods to be omitted from the child’s diet
  • The food or choice of foods that must be substituted.

Forms may be submitted to the school kitchen manager at the school where the request is being made. It will be reviewed by the district registered dietitian and department director, and the guardian listed on the form will be contacted. If the information on the form is incomplete, unclear, or not enough information is provided the district will seek clarification in order to provide a proper and safe meal.

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Lucie Chamberlain

Alta View Elementary

If a movie about super teachers were ever made, Lucie Chamberlain would be a prime candidate for a leading role. Fortunately for her kindergarten students at Alta View Elementary, she already thrives in a supporting role for them. Parents thank her for being a “super teacher.” She is also described as an “amazing colleague.” Whether students need help in the classroom or from home while sick, Lucie goes above and beyond to help them learn, overcome fears, and feel important and cared for. Lucie is the reason a number of kids went from hating school to loving it, according to parents. The way she exudes patience, sweetness, positive energy, and love for her students with special needs melts is appreciated and admired. One parent noted: “Both my kids wish she could be their teacher forever.” Another added:  “She treats every student like their learning and their feelings are her priority.” Super teacher, indeed!

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