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.
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 may be found under "Forms" on the Nutrition Services home page. 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.