School district provides gluten/casein free snacks, considering lunches
The ball started rolling in a process that would eventually bring gluten-free, casein-free meals to Indian Prairie District 204 students whose medical conditions require them to eliminate dietary intake of the naturally-occurring proteins gluten (found in wheat, barley, rye, and commercially available oats) and casein (found in milk and cheese).
“We have some very proactive parents to do this,” said Karla Zozulia, director of support services in District 204. “The district is really excited to be offering this to students.”
The meals all come in their own container, and are labeled with each student’s name so they don’t come in contact with other food.
By law a school district is required to provide an appropriate meal for a student whose medical condition or disability restricts their diet. But finding districts that have a specific GFCF program is a rarity.
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