Allergy & Dietary Restrictions

Under the National School Lunch Program and USDA guidelines, Carmel Clay Schools are required to provide reasonable meal modifications, at no extra charge, to students who have a food allergy, medical need, disability or impairment which restricts their diet. A medical statement signed by a health care provider with prescriptive authority will be required if the meal accommodation requests are not able to be met with the regularly planned menu items (i.e. gluten free diet). If a student has a lactose allergy and requires a milk substitute (soy milk substitutions only), we will accept a written parent request for this substitution.

Please click the Special Dietary Needs Form for any dietary modification requests that can be addressed with the food service staff. Completed Special Dietary Needs forms can be sent to the Carmel Clay School dietitian, Meghan Wilson and/or to the students’ school cafeteria manager.

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 School Nurse webpage for additional forms (i.e. district allergy action plan, diabetic packet, and dietary action plan).

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.