An Update from RSD Food Services - November 17, 2021


Supply Chain Issues & School Meals - What Parents Need to Know courtesy of School Nutrition Association


At Riverview School District, we know the importance of school meals in fueling both healthy minds and bodies. Even though school meals may look a little different during the 2021-2022 school year, please know that your Food Services team is working hard to ensure students have safe, nutritious, and appealing meals. Today, I am writing to share how Riverview is working to overcome food supply and labor challenges related to the COVID-19 public health emergency, so that students continue to receive school meals.


At times, we may not receive expected food orders due to labor shortages (such as delivery drivers) and limited product availability (for example, discontinued products or not enough of a specific type of product). As a result, our Food Services team may need to make last-minute changes to the menu or substitute a different brand of food product. We know that students have favorite menu items and are working hard to provide them whenever possible. We are also thinking ahead to identify alternative food items that are nutritious and appealing for our students.


If your student has food allergies or a special dietary need, be assured that meeting these needs and keeping your student safe remains a priority for us. We will continue to provide meal modifications if your student requires a meal modification.


To request a meal modification, please contact your school’s nurse who can help facilitate those arrangements:

Kristin Uselman Carnation Elementary, Riverview Learning Center uselmank@rsd407.org (425) 844-4596

Candice Karp Cedarcrest High School, Eagle Rock Multi-Age karpc@rsd407.org (425) 844-4878


Michelle Wells Cherry Valley Elementary wellsm@rsd407.org (425) 844-4794


Cortney Nachreiner Stillwater Elementary

nachreinerc@rsd407.org (425) 844-4698


Rachel Tomczek

Tolt Middle School tomczekr@rsd407.org (425) 844-4662


If you have questions or concerns regarding how your student’s food allergies or dietary needs will be managed during these supply chain shortages, please contact Robin Budig, Program Assistant, via email at budigr@rsd407.org.


We appreciate your patience, flexibility, and understanding as we work to provide school meals in a challenging and changing environment. Please contact Robin Budig, Program Assistant, or me with any questions, feedback, or suggestions at budigr@rsd407.org or loyness@rsd407.org.


Sincerely,

Shelly Loynes Supervisor, Food Services Riverview School District

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