Under the National School Lunch Program Act, the School Nutrition Services is required to adhere to specific regulations to accommodate special diets for students enrolled in Temple ISD.
Generally, children with food allergies or intolerances do not have a disability as defined in any of the Acts or laws, and the school nutrition services may, but is not required to make food substitutions for them. However, when food allergies result in severe, life-threatening (anaphylactic) reactions, the child's condition would meet the definition of "disability" and the substitutions prescribed by a recognized medical authority must be made.
If your child has a food allergy, you must notify the school of the allergy and provide written documentation from a licensed physician with the type of food allergy and specific substitutions needed. All food allergy documentation must be updated yearly.
Note: Juice is not a substitution for milk unless the food allergy is defined as a disability.
The Temple ISD School Nutrition Department has implemented the Hazard Analysis Critical Control Points (HACCP) food safety program required by the Texas Department of Agriculture. The department meets the highest food safety standards as established by state and local health department.
Kitchens are inspected twice in a school year by the Bell County Health Department. Cafeteria Managers, Manager Trainees and Supervisors are required to be state approved in Certified Food Management. Cafeteria Specialist and Substitutes are required to attend the Bell County Health Department food safety program annually. Food safety information is reviewed monthly on site.