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! 

    Presentation topics include: 

    1. Food allergies 101 
      1. Learn the difference between food allergies and intolerances, what the "Big 8" are, and how to read food product labels.  
    2. Self advocacy and anxiety
      1. 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. 
      2. 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. 
    3. Preventing cross-contact at home 
      1. 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. 
    4. Emergency situations
      1. 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.  
    5. Share your story
      1. 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:

    1. Medical disability that restricts his/her diet and
    2. 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. 

    Important Documents:

    **Special Diet Lists are subject to change. Please always check here for most up-to-date and accurate list.

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