Special Dietary Needs/Preferences

If your student has a food "preference/intolerance" (eg. Vegetarian or lactose intolerance etc.) or a diagnosed allergy please contact your student's school nurse. For a preference/intolerance please complete a Dietary Preference Form. For a diagnosed allergy, a medical statement or Medication Order completed by a licensed medical professional will be required as part of your student's health record. If you have any questions, please contact your students school nurse.

Dietary Preference Form - Spanish

Medical Statement - Spanish

For allergen information by menu item

Non Recognized FDA Food Allergens

D51 has received requests for ingredient lists to ascertain which menu items contain dyes, annatto, caramel color, paprika, corn syrup and others.  All of which are not currently identified by the FDA (Food & Drug Administration) as Common Food Allergens..  

D51 and menu software providers will not list or identify the above items due to frequent product manufacturer and formulation changes.  D51 will provide menu software which readily identifies the FDA common food allergens.

D51 will create a specific menu for non FDA Common Food Allergens cited above for student(s) with a signed request by the attending physician. 


Sliced Bread Cookies
Hamburger Buns Honey Nut Cereal
Hot Dog Buns Waffles
Blueberry Muffins Tortillas
Bagels Penne Pasta

Disclaimer: Mesa County Valley School District 51 will make every attempt to identify allergens in our ingredients that may cause allergic reactions for those with food allergies and present allergens through the official menu pages on the school district website. We provide annual training for all  food production staff on the severity of food allergies.  Please be advised menu items may contain allergens, may come in contact with items containing allergens, and there is always a risk of contamination or cross-contamination.  There is also a possibility, food manufacturers could change the product formulation or substitute a food item at any time, without notice.  On average 50% of students bring lunch from home.  Students, parents, and staff concerned with food allergies need to be aware of these risks and Mesa County Valley School District 51 will not assume any liability for adverse reactions to foods consumed or items a student may come in contact with while eating in the school dining areas. If your student has a food allergy, please contact the nurse at your students school. 

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