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Special Diet Requests

We wish to respect all of our families' wishes and while that is not always possible, we will do the best we can to meet children's nutritional needs within our guidelines. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact the Center's Food Program Director, Emily Bonilla at 785-532-3700 or embonilla@ksu.edu.

Making a request

To request a special diet due to

  • allergies,
  • food intolerances,
  • medical professional orders or
  • lifestyle choice

complete the Special Diet Notification Form (pdf).

Allergies, food intolerance and medical professional orders

Parent should describe allergy and/or intolerance as well as their child’s reaction and treatment. This information is posted with your child’s picture in your child’s classroom so that all staff is aware.

CACFP Drs Note form

You must also have a certified medical authority complete the CACFP Drs Note form. Obtain the form from the Center’s office.

Medication Dispense Form

if the reaction requires medication, a Medication Dispense Form advising the type of medication required, how much medication to give, and its expiration date. Obtain the form from the Center’s office.

Lifestyle Choices

The Center caters for vegetarian, no beef and/or no pork lifestyle choices.

Once the Special Diet Notification Form (pdf) is completed, there is no other paperwork required.

Parent Request to Supply Food from Home form

Our food service provider and our federal food program regulations do not allow us to provide organic or vegan meals. 

Parents may not bring food prepared at home for their children to consume due to the large number of children with allergies at the Center. However, exceptions may be made for documented allergies or Dr.s' orders that the Center cannot cater for.

You may complete a Parent Request to Supply Food from Home Form and if approved by Center’s Management, you would prepare and supply these meals from home. This request may take up to 3 weeks to review. Obtain the form from the Center’s office.

Meal Modification Form

In addition, organic and cow's milk substitutes cannot be provided by the Center. The parent may provide milk substitutes with a completed Special Diet Notification Form (pdf) and Meal Modification Form. Almond milk cannot be brought into the Center as we are a nut-aware facility. Obtain the form from the Center’s office.

The center is a peanut and treenut free facility

Due to severe allergic reactions NO peanuts or treenut products are allowed into the Center. Please help us to ensure the safety of all of our children.