For the final post in our Back to School on the Ketogenic Diet Blog Series, we’ll talk about getting KetoCal® through the National School Lunch Program. We’ll also share some school lunch recipe ideas incorporating KetoCal®LQ. In case you missed them, be sure to read Part 1 on notifying the school about the ketogenic diet and Part 2 on packing the ketogenic diet lunchbox.
KetoCal and the National School Lunch Program
If your child attends a U.S. public school, you may be able to get KetoCal LQ provided by the school for the cost of the standard lunch meal. The Rehabilitation Act of 1973, the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act, as well as the regulations governing the National School Lunch Program (NSLP) stipulate that substitutions to the regular school meal must be made for children who are unable to eat school meals or have special dietary needs due to a qualified disability, such as epilepsy, when that need is certified by a licensed physician. Best of all, our Nutricia Product Coverage Navigator can guide you through the steps to request KetoCal from the school. For more information, visit our Epilepsy and the School Lunch Program webpage.
Quick & Easy KetoCal School Lunch Recipe Ideas
Speaking of KetoCal and school, we are excited to share some ketogenic school lunch recipe ideas that incorporate KetoCal LQ. If your child gets KetoCal LQ provided by the school, you can just send the additional ingredients to go along with it. We hope that your keto kids love the recipes and we hope they save you precious time in the morning!
- KetoCal LQ with Carrots & Dip
- KetoCal LQ with a Frozen Strawberry Treat
- KetoCal LQ with Peanut-Butter & Celery
- KetoCal LQ with Cucumbers & Dip (note, you could use the veggie cutters we talked about in last week’s post to cut the cucumber slices into fun shapes!)
- KetoCal LQ with Broccoli Salad
As always, be sure to consult with your child’s health care provider about all meal ideas to ensure that they work for your child’s specific ketogenic ratio and calorie requirements.
Thanks for reading our Back to School on the Ketogenic Diet Blog Series. We hope everyone has a happy and healthy school year. We’d love to see photos of your little ones and their keto lunches on the first day back, so please share on our Facebook page!