Nutrition

Making Healthy Choices for Healthy Lifestyles Making Healthy Choices for Healthy Lifestyles

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The winning recipe for a healthy lifestyle includes a combination of both good nutrition and physical activity. Your body needs a variety of nutrient rich foods to grow and prevent illness. And your body also needs to move and exercise every day.

Key things you need to know about leading a healthy lifestyle are:

  • Eat a healthy diet that includes fruits, vegetables and whole grain products
  • Control portion sizes and never "supersize"
  • Get active for at least 60 minutes, five times a week for ages 6-18
  • Avoid tobacco and illegal drugs all together

Well-nourished students have higher test scores, increased school attendance, improved concentration, and improved classroom behavior. Students, who are physically fit, sleep better and are better able to handle the physical and emotional challenges that they encounter during the day.

 

Special Meal Accomodations

We offer services to students with special dietary needs. In order to accommodate a child's special dietary needs or food allergies, we are required by federal law to have a Diet Order/Medical Statement issued and signed by a licensed physician on file in the Child Nutrition Office. The Diet Order must be completed in detail along with a list of recommended food substitutions. Diet order forms may be obtained from Child Nutrition Office, the School Nurse, Exceptional Children's Department or by clicking the Diet Order Form Link at the bottom of the page.

Food Allergies 

Generally, children with food allergies or intolerances do not have a disability as defined under either Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act or Part B of IDEA, and the school food service may, but is not required to, make food substitutions for them.  However, when in the licensed physician’s assessment, food allergies may result in severe, life-threatening (anaphylactic) reactions, the child’s condition would meet the definition of “disability”, and the substitutions prescribed by the licensed physician must be made.

Special Dietary Needs

Each special dietary request must be supported by a statement explaining the requested food substitution and must be signed by a licensed physician. The Medical Statement must include the following information:

  • Identification of the medical or other special dietary condition which restricts the child’s diet
  • The food or foods to be omitted from the child’s diet
  • The food or choice of foods to be substituted
  • All other accommodations necessary to meet the dietary needs of your child

 

If we do not receive a medical statement from a recognized medical authority, your child will receive a regular lunch tray.  Medical statements completed by parents or guardians will not be accepted. Forms may be acquired by clicking on the link below.

 

Diet Order Form (PDF)