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Your child’s health and safety is important to us. As such, we would like to share the protocol SRVUSD follows to accommodate students with food allergies.
According to USDA rules, we are only able to accommodate students with medical food allergies. We are not able to accommodate food preferences or food restrictions due to religious reasons, with the exception of vegetarian diets. Daily, we offer non-meat options typically cheese based items.
The major food allergens are Milk, Eggs, Fish, Crustacean Shellfish, Tree Nuts, Peanuts, Wheat, Soybeans and Sesame.
Milk: we provide soy milk on demand.
Nuts: we do not serve any food containing nuts in elementary and middle schools. However we do bring in products that may be produced in facilities that handle and process nuts, so we cannot guarantee that meals are completely free of traces of nuts, or nut residue. We do serve Peanut Butter and Jelly sandwiches in our high schools.
Soy, Cheese and Eggs: are included in a lot of food items, and at this time we cannot adapt our menus to monitor and guarantee an accommodation for these allergens.
Although we will try our best to accommodate many food allergies, unfortunately, we are still experiencing staffing and food supply shortages which makes it difficult for us to guarantee that your child(ren) will not be served foods they are allergic to. There are several reasons for this and they are listed below:
  • We are not using a Point of Sales system at this time, which typically allows staff to identify students with allergies as they come through the line.
  • We continue to have a severe staffing shortage and a high turn-over in our kitchen positions, so we are not able to rely on our new staff’s ability to know the students and recognize/identify them as they go through the line.
  • Finally, last minute changes in the menus are occurring frequently and are out of our control due to the nation’s continued food supply chain issues and shortages created by the COVID-19 Pandemic. Unfortunately, the menus posted on our website may not always reflect these changes.
For medical conditions requiring special diets we are required by the USDA to have a Medical Statement to Request Special Meals and/ or Accommodations Form stating the foods to be omitted and the foods that can be substituted.  Forms must be completed and signed by a licensed medical professional.  Any changes in a student's allergies and resulting accommodations requires a new Medical Statement. Once the form is completed,  please submit it to
For more information regarding Special Meals and/ or Accommodations,  you can email the Child Nutrition Department at or call the office at (925) 824-1836. 
We appreciate your patience and understanding during these challenging times.