Allergy Information

  • Life-Threatening Allergies

    Meal substitutions for Medical or Special Dietary Reasons USDA regulations 7 CFR Part 15b require substitutions or modifications in school meals for children whose disabilities restrict their diets. A child with a disability must be provided substitutions in foods when that need is supported by 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 food that must be substituted

    If your student has a life-threatening allergy or a disability that requires a substitution or modification, please complete the following form:

    Medical Disability Meal - English

    Medical Disability Meal - Spanish

    Meal Modification to Revoke or Discontinue Modifications

     


    Non-Life-Threatening Allergies

    Allergies that are not life-threatening are considered special dietary needs, but not disabilities. School nutrition programs are not required to make food substitutions for students with special dietary needs that are not a disability. However, if the licensed physician determines that a child’s food allergy may result in severe, life-threatening (anaphylactic) reactions, the child’s condition would meet the definition of a “disability” and substitutions prescribed by the licensed physician must be made.

    *If we do not receive a medical statement from a licensed physician, your child may receive a regular meal. Medical statements completed by parents or guardians will NOT be accepted

    *School staff should not make dietary changes without the approved forms. The approved meal modifications are noted on student accounts in our Point of Sale system