Meal Modifications for Allergies, Intolerance and Disability

  • Cafe 233 staff:

    • Will, at all times, make meal modifications prescribed by a licensed physician to accommodate a disability.
    • Will, at its discretion, make meal modifications prescribed by a licensed physician due to a food allergy/intolerance or other medical condition that does not rise to the level of a disability. Please contact the Food Services Office at 913-780-7005 to discuss modification possibilities.
    • Will not make substitutions for fluid cow’s milk due to a food allergy/intolerance. Students are offered one juice and can pay a la carte price for a second juice.

    Cafe 233 must receive the medical statement (forms located below) before the school can modify a student's meals. Parents should follow the medical statement instructions carefully for each meal category. Each section must be entirely completed and signed by a physician before modifications can be started.

    Parents with questions should contact Steven Newman, Food Services dietitian, via email at Otherwise, please fax the completed medical statement to 913-780-8144 or mail it to:

    Food Production Center
    Attention Steven Newman
    14140 S. Black Bob Road
    Olathe KS 66062

    Nut Allergy Policy

    Due to the large number of severe nut allergies in our district, Café 233 produces school meals as nut free as possible. Nut products are avoided in any produced item at the Food Production Center made for school meals. There are nut products in the building for use in the catering department. These items are prepared on separate tables from where school items are produced, and thorough sanitation procedures are enforced.

    Café 233 checks all ingredient labels of purchased items for elementary meals to ensure, to the best of our ability, they do not contain nut ingredients or are processed in a plant that manufactures peanut products. However, there are pre-packaged products that contain nuts in the secondary snack/a la carte options, as well as a pre-packaged peanut butter and jelly sandwich entree option in the Café Combo Meal.

    Milk Alternative

    Students who cannot consume milk may receive a juice as an alternate choice with the milk program and the district will cover the additional costs. Parents should contact the Food Service's Office at 913-780-7005 if a child has a milk intolerance or allergy.

    Questions may be directed to Steven Newman, Food Services dietitian via email