Special Dietary Needs

The Evansville Vanderburgh School Corporation Food & Nutrition Department is dedicated to providing nutritious and affordable meals to all EVSC students. If your child requires a special diet, we would be more than willing to accommodate your child's needs to the best of our ability.

Guidelines for Requesting a Special Diet Meal Plan

1. Complete the "Food and Nutrition Dietary Request" if your child has a food allergy or medically necessary special diet. A copy must be sent/given to the school nurse's office. The nurse will then make a copy for the school's cafeteria manager and e-mail the Nutrition Specialist/Registered Dietitian.

2. Communicate consistently with your school cafeteria manager.

a. Get to know your School Nutrition Professionals. This includes the cafeteria manager, cashiers and cooks. Our staff takes great pride in their work and have your child's best interest at heart. We strongly encourage your child to introduce themselves to the cafeteria staff.
b. Keep an open line of communication with the cafeteria manager via phone calls or emails.

3. If all documentation has been received by the cafeteria, your child is ready to receive a specialized diet or substitution for meals. Knowing in advance what days of the month your child will be eating with us will give your cafe manager ample time to ensure that an adequate meal substitution is available. If your child will be absent or not need a special diet/substitution for the day, please contact your child’s cafeteria manager.

For any questions/concerns or further nutritional information, please contact the Nutrition Specialist/Registered Dietitian at (812) 435-8365 or [email protected].