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Children with Special Diet Needs

If your child has been identified as having a disability and has special dietary needs, changes can be made to your child’s school breakfast and/or lunch at no extra charge with the proper written medical statement from your physician.

A child with a disability will receive the necessary food substitutions if their dietary requirements are supported with a statement signed by a licensed physician. The physician’s statement must identify:

  • The child’s disability
  • An explanation of why the disability restricts the child’s diet
  • The major life activity affected by the disability
  • The food or foods to be omitted from the child’s diet and the food or choice of foods that must be substituted