Food Allergies!!!

Dear Parent or Guardian of an Allergy Student,

The Anderson Community School’s Food Service Department will only accommodate dietary/menu changes for Life Threatening Allergies. A Life-Threatening Allergy (LTA) is defined as: food allergies that may result in severe, life-threatening (anaphylactic) reactions.

All necessary paper work (attached to this email) must be completed and signed by the guardian and physician in order for us to make any dietary changes for your students.

Please mail or email the completed documentation back to us OR bring to the Administrative Office at 1600 Hillcrest Ave. Anderson, IN 46011 to be given to the Director of Nutrition & Food Services, Amber Swinehart.

Upon receipt of your completed documentation, a Registered Dietitian will add an allergy alert to your student’s lunch account. A special diet menu will be created for some students depending on the need. This is determined on a case by case basis. Any special diet menus that are created will be communicated with the cafeteria manager and school nurse. The process may take up to 10 business days from the time we receive your documentation. Plan on sending a lunch with your student until this process is complete.

We have seen a dramatic increase in food allergies with our students. Our goal is to keep our students safe and give top priority to students with life threatening allergies.

Please call with any questions or concerns. At any time, you can visit Anderson Community School’s website to find our most current menu information at
Amber Swinehart, MA, RD, CD, SNS
Director of Nutrition & Food Services
(765) 641-2094