2. A Process of Establishing Safety During Mealtimes at School
This chapter continues the procedure for establishing a safe feeding protocol for students in the school setting with swallowing and feeding concerns. The information gathered in Chapter 1 will be used to write a safe feeding plan. Each step in the procedure ensures that all areas of managing swallowing and feeding are addressed and documented. All students eat at least one meal a day at school and many eat two meals plus snacks. It is essential that school districts develop procedures for working with the school cafeteria, as well as with the parents when a student brings his/her lunch to school. This chapter will provide information on working with cafeteria managers and parents to provide adequate nutrition and hydration at school.