The Allergy Guide
Parkway understands that students have a variety of dietary needs ranging from mild to life-threatening food allergies and chronic disease management. Regardless of severity, a dietary condition can be a distraction from learning if symptoms arise. Check out the resources below to help students make the best meal selection for their needs.
Check out our online menus here and filter items containing the top 9 food allergens!
Milk, Egg, Wheat, Soy, Peanuts, Tree Nuts, Fish, Shellfish & Sesame
Select “filters” in the upper right corner of any menu on Nutrislice and select the allergens to avoid. Once selections are made, menu items will turn red with a strike-through if the selected allergen is present.
Our online menu also contains additional nutritional information!
Click any menu item, and a pop-up box will appear showing nutritional information. Great for checking carb counts!
Additional Allergy Management Resources:
Sometimes students need a menu modification to safely meet their nutritional needs. If this is the case, the USDA requires a statement from a physician with specific accommodations, which must be submitted to the food service and nursing staff.
Suppose your child has a food allergy or special dietary need due to diabetes, celiac disease, etc. Have your physician complete the form below and return it to the school nurse or food service department for appropriate arrangements to be made.
In order to modify the school meal, we must have a written Medical Statement on file signed by a licensed medical provider (physician, physician assistant, or nurse practitioner). The statement must identify the following:
- Information about the child’s impairment that is sufficient for understanding how it restricts the child’s diet,
- An explanation of what must be done to accommodate the child’s disability, and
- If appropriate, the food(s) to be omitted, texture modifications, and recommended substitutions.
For more information or other options please contact:
Kenny Witte MS, RDN, LD, CSCS
As part of our protocol, café managers review food labels for foods used to produce special meals daily; however, we continue to face food supply issues and while we are doing everything we can to minimize disruptions to our program, we do expect to experience continued shortages and substitutions. Therefore, we may encounter situations where product substitutions are made that contain different allergens or have a different nutritional profile than our usual menu items. While we have posted signs in the cafeteria encouraging students with food allergies or other dietary concerns to speak up, we encourage you to remind your child to be sure to check with the cafeteria manager regarding product substitutions that may not be reflected in the posted menu. We will make every attempt to update Nutrislice in real-time, but please do not solely rely on nutrition or allergen information on Nutrislice to accommodate allergies or medical conditions in the event of last-minute menu changes.