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Egg white is not a reimbursable food. What if a whole egg is served, can a center be paid for this meal?

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As long as the required food items are served, the meal may be reimbursed. If a whole egg is served at lunch or supper, the yolk would count as the meat alternate. However, egg white is not recommended, due to possible allergic reactions that could result in breathing problems, hospitalization or death. If the parent has indicated in writing that both the white and yolk have been introduced at home and egg white isn't identified as a food to be avoided due to allergy, the center can feed the whole egg; the white would be considered an extra food.

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Printed from the Iowa Department of Education website on April 26, 2015 at 12:43am.