Food Allergies & Special Meal Accommodations
What if my student has a food allergy?
After a Meal Request Form is filled out and turned in, our department will contact the parent or possibly the medical authority for further clarification. Then, a special meal or substitution to the meal may be put in place for your student.
What if my student prefers to drink a nondairy beverage (such as soy milk)?
School nutrition programs are allowed to offer nondairy beverages that meets the USDA nutrition standards for milk substitutes. Pajaro Valley Unified School District is offering soy milk upon request. In addition to another acceptable milk option, we also offer lactose-free milk upon request.
For more vegan or vegetarian meal options, please contact:
Kirby Sanchez, MS, RD
Email: [email protected]
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Persons with disabilities who require alternative means of communication for program information (e.g. Braille, large print, audiotape, American Sign Language, etc.), should contact the Agency (State or local) where they applied for benefits. Individuals who are deaf, hard of hearing or have speech disabilities may contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339. Additionally, program information may be made available in languages other than English.
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1. mail: U.S. Department of Agriculture
Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights
1400 Independence Avenue, SW
Washington, D.C. 20250-9410;
2. fax: (202) 690-7442; or
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This institution is an equal opportunity provider.