Allergy & Dietary Restrictions

Food Allergies, Special Diets, and Religious Preferences

The Carmel Clay Food Service Department works closely with our Registered School Nurses to provide excellent care for all students with allergies, special diets, and intolerances.  The link below will guide you to the district allergy action plan, diabetic packet, and dietary restriction action plan located on the CCS Student Health/Nurse website.

Student Health Information for Parents

The National School Lunch Program and School Breakfast Program Regulations and USDA Nondiscrimination Regulation 4300-3 Section 7b (2) dictate special diets schools must follow if a student has a food allergy, disability, or medical condition. Special diets are recognized only due to life-threatening medical reasons, and a physician signed form mandating the reason for a special diet and its requirements must be provided to the school nurse. If a student has a lactose allergy and requires a milk substitute (soy milk only), we will accept a written parent request for this substitution.

Any diet based on religious or lifestyle preferences is not considered a “special diet” since they are not based on medical condition. Carmel Clay Schools recognizes there are students in attendance with various lifestyles and religious beliefs. However, Carmel Clay Schools does not provide menu items or monitor students based solely on the lifestyle or religious belief.  In order to help students and families make choices that are appropriate for them, each school menu identifies which food items contain pork and offer at least one daily vegetarian option.