Accommodating Children with Special Dietary Needs
Goose Creek CISD adheres to the The Texas Department of Agriculture guidelines for accommodating children with special dietary needs.
The Nutrition Services Department will accept either of the following as documentation of a special dietary need:
1. Physician's Request for Special Dietary Accomodations form (preferred.)
The form must:
Be signed by a licensed physician.
Identify the child’s disability and/or life-threatening food allergy.
Include an explanation of why the disability and/or allergy restricts the child’s diet.
Identify the major life activity affected by the disability.
List the food or foods to be voided from the child’s diet and the food or choice of foods that must be substituted.
2. We will also accept a Medical Statement for Children with Special Dietary Needs as long as the following is included:
It must be signed by a physician, physician assistant, or advanced practical nurse.
The form must identiy the medical condition(s) that restrict the child’s diet.
It must lists the food or foods to be voided from the child’s diet and the food or choice of foods to be substituted.
SPECIFIC REQUESTS MUST BE DETAILED ON THE SUBMITTED DOCUMENTATION.
Documentation must be submitted to the School Nurse for verification, who will then forward a copy to Nutrition Services. Dietary accommodations begin once Nutrition Services receives and processes the request. Please note that dietary accommodations that require purchasing specific items may not be immediately available. It can take up to four weeks to receive delivery of special order items.
FAX: (281) 420-4632; Attn: Special Diets – Chelsea Arkadie
EMAIL: Chelsie Arkadie, Registered Dietitian
For a printable copy of these guidelines, please click here.
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4544 Interstate 10 East | Baytown, Texas 77521 | 281.420.4800
P.O. Box 30 | Baytown, Texas 77522 | 281.420.4800
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