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1 Copyright © 2014 School Nutrition Association. All Rights Reserved. Managing Menu Curveballs Allergens, Special Diets & Ethnic Diversity Peggy Eller, RDCD Nutrition Services Coordinator of Hudson School District (Wisconsin) Jean Ronnei, SNS COO Saint Paul Public Schools, Former Nutrition Services Director SNA Vice President

2 Copyright © 2014 School Nutrition Association. All Rights Reserved. Hudson, Wisconsin

3 Copyright © 2014 School Nutrition Association. All Rights Reserved. Hudson Student Demographics Students –5600 enrollment at 6 elementary, 1 MS, 1 HS –15% F/R eligible –8% Minority Students –Satellite to 2 private schools –Closed Campus

4 Copyright © 2014 School Nutrition Association. All Rights Reserved. Saint Paul, Minnesota

5 Copyright © 2014 School Nutrition Association. All Rights Reserved. SPPS Student Demographics 39,000 students Students speak more than 100 languages and dialects Approximately 33% of students are English Language Learners Approximately 4,000 students are new to SPPS each year, 2,000 at the secondary level 73% of students are eligible for free or reduced-price lunch

6 Copyright © 2014 School Nutrition Association. All Rights Reserved. Ethnic Dishes Chicken Suqaar with Vegetable Rice- Partnered with representatives from the Somali community to develop and re-tested with a Somali parent group to ensure its cultural authenticity after being scaled up for production

7 Copyright © 2014 School Nutrition Association. All Rights Reserved. Ethnic Dishes Thai Sweet & Sour Chicken- This recipe was originally provided to us by local chef at True Thai Restaurant. While it is a peanut-free dish, it captures all of the wonderful flavors of authentic Thai cuisine.

8 Copyright © 2014 School Nutrition Association. All Rights Reserved. Ethnic Dishes Coconut Chicken over Brown Rice- Developed to appeal to our districts new, fastest growing ethnic group, the Karen; included turmeric, sweet potatoes, coconut milk… delish!

9 Copyright © 2014 School Nutrition Association. All Rights Reserved. Ethnic Dishes Tips for trying new dishes: -Ask parents, community, and students to submit recipes -Post pictures, make marketing materials, have the principal announce a taste test during the morning announcements… -Have student ambassadors! Have students help prepare the dish or hand out samples

10 Copyright © 2014 School Nutrition Association. All Rights Reserved. CURVEBALL… My staff tells me that the kids do not like the new ethnic food…

11 Copyright © 2014 School Nutrition Association. All Rights Reserved. School Taste Tests Have the students try it! Post signs the day before to get students & staff excited Serve up sample cups in the lunch line Allow students to vote with their sample cup Students are full of opinions and ideas for how to improve upon the sample!

12 Copyright © 2014 School Nutrition Association. All Rights Reserved. Open Houses, Parent Fair, Community Events

13 Copyright © 2014 School Nutrition Association. All Rights Reserved. Foodservice Director- Best Special Event Concept Parent Night at the Nutrition Center takes the mystery out of school food

14 Copyright © 2014 School Nutrition Association. All Rights Reserved. Food Allergies Food Intolerances Special Dietary Needs Gluten Free Modified Textures Renal Metabolic Disorders Controlled Carbohydrates/Diabetic Special Diets

15 Copyright © 2014 School Nutrition Association. All Rights Reserved. CURVEBALL… You receive a special diet statement signed by a Traditional Naturopath for a gluten free, casein free diet.

16 Copyright © 2014 School Nutrition Association. All Rights Reserved Special Diets (5.9% of student population of SPPS) 228 lactose intolerance 808 at risk for anaphylaxis 57 controlled carbohydrate 51 gluten free Special Diets Special Diets (5.2% of student population of Hudson School District) 3% food allergies/ intolerances 1.5% Metabolic Disorders (primarily Diabetes) 0.7% gluten free (Celiac Disease)

17 Copyright © 2014 School Nutrition Association. All Rights Reserved. CURVEBALL… You receive a legal cease and desist letter from the Food Allergy and Anaphylaxis Network regarding your breakfast in the classroom program.

18 Copyright © 2014 School Nutrition Association. All Rights Reserved. Food Allergies- Top 8

19 Copyright © 2014 School Nutrition Association. All Rights Reserved. Food Allergies

20 Copyright © 2014 School Nutrition Association. All Rights Reserved. CURVEBALL… You receive a handwritten note from a parent saying that a non- anaphylactic food allergy has been outgrown and the child should now be allowed to eat the previously offending foods at school.

21 Copyright © 2014 School Nutrition Association. All Rights Reserved. Special Diets What is anaphylaxis? –Serious, quick reaction –Can restrict breathing & circulation –May cause death –Considered a disability

22 Copyright © 2014 School Nutrition Association. All Rights Reserved. Special Diets Food Intolerance Definition: –Adverse Reaction to food that does not involve the immune system Symptoms: –Stomach pain & cramps –Diarrhea –Gas –Nausea

23 Copyright © 2014 School Nutrition Association. All Rights Reserved. CURVEBALL… A parent with a newly diagnosed anaphylactic peanut allergy demands that you remove all peanuts from your menu.

24 Copyright © 2014 School Nutrition Association. All Rights Reserved. POS Messages Working with Nursing Lingo –FA: Food Allergy –ANA: Anaphylaxis Risk –LI: Lactose Intolerant –GF: Gluten Free –Low Sodium –Controlled Carbohydrate

25 Copyright © 2014 School Nutrition Association. All Rights Reserved. Field trips (Gluten Free on the go?) Food waste (unfamiliarity with ethnic or new foods) Cultural/Religious dietary restrictions (vegan/vegetarian) Other Challenges:

26 Copyright © 2014 School Nutrition Association. All Rights Reserved. CURVEBALL… You are preparing a classs field trip lunch and you notice there is a student with a peanut allergy. (Assumption: your standard filed trip meal includes a peanut butter & jelly sandwich)

27 Copyright © 2014 School Nutrition Association. All Rights Reserved. Policies/Getting Legal Involved SPPS Policy: Managing Food Allergies in SchoolManaging Food Allergies in School Partnership with Nursing/student wellness, principals, and schools staff

28 Copyright © 2014 School Nutrition Association. All Rights Reserved. Hudson Policy Provide allergy-aware environment Do not ban foods Provide education and supportive community Minimize the risk Educate staff/volunteers to respond to circumstances Provide suitable dietary substitutions where indicated

29 Copyright © 2014 School Nutrition Association. All Rights Reserved. CURVEBALL… The school nurse asks your staff if something on the menu for that day is safe for a student to eat with an anaphylactic food allergy.

30 Copyright © 2014 School Nutrition Association. All Rights Reserved. NutriSlice- New Online Interactive Menus!

31 Copyright © 2014 School Nutrition Association. All Rights Reserved. NutriSlice- Menu Smart Phone App

32 Copyright © 2014 School Nutrition Association. All Rights Reserved. Questions? Contact: Jim Hemmen (Director of Nutrition Services) Angie Gaszak RDN, MPH (Nutrition Coordinator) SPPS Website: ns.spps.org Menu: spps.nutrislice.com

33 Copyright © 2014 School Nutrition Association. All Rights Reserved. Questions? Contact: Peggy L. Eller, RDCD Nutrition Services Coordinator Hudson School District Phone: Fax: Hudson Website:

34 Copyright © 2014 School Nutrition Association. All Rights Reserved. References Minnesota Office of the Reviser or Statutes –https://www.revisor.mn.gov/statutes/?id=121A.2205https://www.revisor.mn.gov/statutes/?id=121A.2205 Accommodating Children with Special Dietary Needs in the School Nutrition Programs: Guidance for School Food Servide Staff, United States Department of Agriculture Food and Nutrition Service, Fall 2001 Food Allergy and Anaphylaxis Network –www.foodallergy.orgwww.foodallergy.org Anaphylaxis and Food Allergy Association of Minnesota –http://www.minnesotafoodallergy.orghttp://www.minnesotafoodallergy.org

35 Copyright © 2014 School Nutrition Association. All Rights Reserved. Hudson Special Diet Policy

36 Copyright © 2014 School Nutrition Association. All Rights Reserved. SPPS Peanut Policy org/uploads/managing_food _allergies_ pdf

37 Copyright © 2014 School Nutrition Association. All Rights Reserved. Hudson Special Diet Statement

38 Copyright © 2014 School Nutrition Association. All Rights Reserved. SPPS Special Diet Statement special_diet_statement.pdf

39 Copyright © 2014 School Nutrition Association. All Rights Reserved. Hudson Diet Modification Protocol

40 Copyright © 2014 School Nutrition Association. All Rights Reserved.

41 Copyright © 2014 School Nutrition Association. All Rights Reserved. Hudson- Procedures for Preparation of Foods with Potential to Cause Anaphylactic Response


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