Food Allergies / Safety
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.
Child Nutrition Disclaimer
Food Allergens-Peanut/Nut Allergies
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.
In accordance with Federal civil rights law and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) civil rights regulations and policies, the USDA, its Agencies, offices, and employees, and institutions participating in or administering USDA programs are prohibited from discriminating based on race, color, national origin, sex, disability, age, or reprisal or retaliation for prior civil rights activity in any program or activity conducted or funded by USDA.
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.
To file a program complaint of discrimination, complete the USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form, (AD-3027) found online at: http://www.ascr.usda.gov/complaint_filing_cust.html, and at any USDA office, or write a letter addressed to USDA and provide in the letter all of the information requested in the form. To request a copy of the complaint form, call (866) 632-9992. Submit your completed form or letter to USDA by:
(1) mail: U.S. Department of Agriculture
Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights
1400 Independence Avenue, SW
Washington, D.C. 20250-9410;
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