Food Allergies & Special Dietary Needs


Some menu items served at school may contain allergens that your child is allergic to. Our elementary schools are nut and fish free.  If you have any questions about specific ingredients used within recipes, contact Katherine Panagis at 262-664-8701 or by email here

Special Diets

Special diet forms need to be filled out each school year for your child. Reasons that a child would need a special dietary accommodation request can include:

  • severe food allergy (peanut, tree nut, soy, egg, etc.)
  • lactose-free milk
  • food intolerance
  • Celiac disease or need for gluten-free diet
  • need for carbohydrate counts for children who are diabetic
  • need for texture modifications
  • or any reason a child requires substitutions or modifications in school meals for a disability that restricts their diet

Special diet evaluation forms and directions can be found here:

Completed forms can be emailed to Katherine Panagis at or mailed to: Racine Unified School District, C/O Aramark, ATTN: Dietitian, 2333 Northwestern Ave, Racine, WI 53404. Proper paperwork will need to be on file with the dietitian before accommodations are made.

We are required to provide special accommodations if the form is completed and signed by a licensed physician identifying the disability. If a request is not based on a disability and is signed by a recognized medical authority, it is at the school’s discretion whether or not they will accommodate the request. 

Aramark's dietitian can be reached at 262-664-8701. 

We will ensure that your child receives a safe and nutritious meal that fits his/her specific dietary needs.

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