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Special Diets & Food Allergies

 

Comal ISD follows the Texas Department of Agriculture (TDA) guidelines for accommodating children with special needs.

  • TDA permits the Child Nutrition Department to determine what accommodations are reasonable or non-reasonable and will attempt to accommodate students on a case-by-case basis.
  • Child Nutrition will not make menu modifications based on religious beliefs or food preferences.
  • CISD does not serve any items containing peanuts or tree nuts.

 

Special Diet Form

This form must be completed by the parent/guardian and a licensed medical professional to request for a special diet due to food allergies, medical conditions, genetic disorders, and/or identified disabilities.

  • An alert message with the indicated food allergy or condition will be added to the student meal account.
  • It is recommended that the parent/guardians provide an updated special diet form each school year.

Steps to Request for a Special Diet:

  1. Print and fill out the special diet form.
  2. The form must be completed and signed by a licensed medical professional.
  3. Return the completed form by scanning the QR code located at the bottom of the form or by clicking this link Special Diet Form Submission Link. If you have an questions, please contact the Resident Dietitian at [email protected]
  4. The Child Nutrition Services Department will review all request for accommodations and inform the caregiver if the special need request meets the requirements of the regulations.

 

Menu Modifications

If your child requires a special diet, you must submit a Special Diet Form and conditions must be identified by a licensed medical professional. Conditions in which the student may need a menu modification are if they have a life-threatening or severe food allergy, medical or genetic condition, and/or identified disability*. Menu modifications could take up to 3 weeks to implement from the time the form was submitted.

  • *Person with a Disability is a person who has a physical or mental impairment that substantially limits one or more major life activities, has a record of such an impairment or is regarded as having such an impairment (as defined Under Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) of 1990, and the ADA Amendments Act of 2008).
 

Lactose Intolerance

 

CISD will provide a milk alternative (lactose free milk) for students who are identified to have a lactose intolerance by a licensed medical professional.

 

Food Allergens & Carbohydrate Counts

 

Our online menus can be used to identify this information for each food item offered on the school menu, link is provided below.

  • Please come back soon to see our new menus.

To Remove/Discontinue a Special Diet or Food Allergy

  1. Parent/Guardians can write a note to remove a special diet or food allergy from your student's account. The note does not have to be signed by a licensed medical authority.
    1. Note should include - student name, ID number, school campus, and why you are removing the special diet or food allergy.
  2. Submit the note via:
    1. Email - [email protected]  
    2. Fax - 830.221.2008
    3. Return to Campus Nurse