Nutrition & Allergen Information

  • Arbor Management, Inc. provides a product lookup site to view product specifications online. You may obtain product codes for menu items as well as the vendor lookup site through the Food Service Director.

    Please note that occasional substitutions may be required due to vendor shortages or mandated commodity usage. Proper documentation for students with dietary restrictions is important for communication of dietary changes among school faculty and staff.

    Arbor Management managers and staff are trained in proper food handling, sanitation, and allergen management procedures.

Accommodating Children with Special Dietary Needs

  • The U.S. Department of Agriculture's (USDA) nondiscrimination regulation (7 CFR 15b), as well as the regulations governing the National School Lunch Program and School Breakfast Program, state that substitutions to the regular meal prepared for the general school population must be made for children who are unable to eat school meals because of their disabilities, when that need is certified by a licensed physician.  The Medical Authority Modified Meal Request Form is required for documentation and must be signed by a licensed physician.  The statement must include:

    • the nature of the child's disability
    • the reason the disability prevents the child from eating the regular school meal
    • the specific substitutions needed
     
    The guidance is based on the policy guidelines outlined in the FNS Instruction 783-2, Revision 2, Meal Substitutions for Medical or Other Special Dietary Reasons.
     
    Students or parents/guardians of students with severe life-threatening food allergens (food anaphylaxis) or special dietary needs due to disability are encouraged to schedule a menu review with the Food Service Director and School Nurse upon submitting the Medical Authority Modified Meal Request Form.  If a request is not based on a disability signed by a recognized medical authority, it is at the district’s discretion whether or not they will accommodate the request per federal regulation.