Food Allergy & Special Diet Information
Food Allergies and Self Advocacy Presentation
Does your child have a food allergy? Do you have a student with a food allergy? Then this event is for you!
- Thursday, April 25th, 6-pm
- Lake Travis Performing Arts Center Recital Hall
- Presented by UT dietetic intern, Natalia Rios
- Food Allergy and Self Advocacy Presentation Flyer- English and Spanish
- Click the link below to sign-up for this event
Presentation topics include:
- Food allergies 101
- Learn the difference between food allergies and intolerances, what the "Big 8" are, and how to read food product labels.
- Self advocacy and anxiety
- It can be difficult for your student to communicate their food allergy to the waitress or foodservice staff: even if your child has a severe allergy, they may feel timid in telling them to make a change to the menu.
- Food allergies can cause many emotions in your child: fear, anxiety, stress, anger, etc. Learn more about the feelings your child experiences and how you can be their to support their emotional health.
- Preventing cross-contact at home
- Perhaps one of your family members has an egg allergy, while others do not. There are ways to keep your home safe from allergen cross-contact so that the rest of the family can still enjoy those foods.
- Emergency situations
- You've done everything in your power to protect your child from their food allergy, and yet, accidents happen. It is vital to have a plan if this unlikely event does occur.
- Share your story
- Connect with other parents, and share your own food allergy challenges, solutions, and triumphs.
"This (FAMP) is an amazing document, I am so impressed how complete and thorough it is. [LTISD's] dedication to the health and well being of [its] food allergy students is clearly evident. The parents should all feel greatly reassured by this document. The training to include bus drivers goes above and beyond most districts I know of." Dr. Allen K. Lieberman, Austin Family Allergy and Asthma
A severe food allergy is defined as a dangerous or life threatening reaction to a food-borne allergen introduced by inhalation, ingestion, or skin contact that requires immediate medical attention. Reasonable meal accommodations will be made for students who have the following:
- Medical disability that restricts his/her diet and
- The disability is supported by a medical statement signed by a medical authority.
Non-medical disabilities or special dietary needs may be accommodated by the Food and Nutrition Services department as long as a reimbursable meal is served.
- Food Allergy Packet
- FANS Meal Accommodations for Students
- Food Allergy Management Plan (FAMP)
- Elementary School Special Diet Lists: Dairy-free Egg-free Gluten-free Soy-free
- HBMS Special Diet Lists: Dairy-free Egg-free Gluten-free Soy-free
- LTMS Special Diet Lists: Dairy-free Egg-free Gluten-free Soy-free
**Special Diet Lists are subject to change. Please always check here for most up-to-date and accurate list.