Special Diets

Do You Have Special Diet Concerns For Your Child?

The Food and Nutrition Services Department will make accommodations for a child with a disability or life threatening food allergy only based on the diet prescribed by the child’s physician. A complete Physician’s Diet Modification form must be on file before accommodations can be made. The form can be found below. It can also be obtained from the school nurse. Please return the form to the school nurse.

For those with non-severe allergies or other intolerances, please refer to School Café. This tool has allergy information as well as nutrition information for all menu items served. 

Removing Special Diet Notifications: If a student no longer requires dietary modification and would like to eat all foods with no restrictions, their parent must have a doctor fill out a new Diet Modification Request form stating that the student is no longer allergic or no longer needs dietary modifications. After this new form is complete, the parent, doctor’s office, or other medical care center should then turn the form in to the school nurse who will pass it to the foodservice manager. The foodservice manager will then scan a copy to the district dietitian and the flag on the student’s account will be removed. 

Why Does Food and Nutrition Services not Accommodate for Those Students Without a Qualifying Condition? Mesquite ISD Food and Nutrition Services remains as committed as ever to doing our part to ensure a safe eating environment for all students.  Students with any condition mentioned above will be diligently accommodated for. Because of the variation in severity of allergies and intolerances, one menu does not fit every student. We implore parents to work with their students to teach them how to select foods that agree with them. To assist in this effort, the Food and Nutrition Services has created a website and app containing allergy and nutrition information for all foods served. This can be accessed by visiting School Café. Allergens can also be accessed through district dietitian.

Special Diet Modification Parent Letter & Form | English Version

Diet Contact Form | English Version

Special Diet Modification Parent Letter & Form | Spanish Version

Diet Contact Form | Spanish Version