Special Meal Accommodations
MEAL SUBSTITUTIONS FOR MEDICAL OR SPECIAL DIETARY REASONS
USDA Regulation 7 CFR Part 15b requires 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 signed statement from a licensed physician.
Medical Statement for Children with Special Dietary Needs
Each special dietary request, except for soy milk substitutions, must be supported by a statement explaining the requested food substitution and must be signed by a recognized medical authority.
The Medical Statement must include:
If we do not receive a medical statement from a recognized medical authority, your child will receive a regular lunch tray. Medical statements completed by parents or guardians will not be accepted.
Soy Milk Substitutions
Soy milk has a nutrient composition similar to cow's milk. If you are requesting a soy milk substitution for cow's milk only, please fill out this form. This form may be filled out by a guardian and a doctor's signature is not required for this request only.
Please note: If your child requires an almond milk substitution, you must fill out and submit the Medical Statement for Dietary Accommodations because almond milk is not nutritionally equivalent to cow's milk.
Submit Your Forms By
1. Dropping them off at Nutrition Services, located in the basement of the Kneale Administration Building.
2. Faxing the forms to 308-385-5949.
3. Deliver to your child's school nurse and he/she will email them to Lauren Rathman.
Lauren Rathman: Email [email protected] or Phone #308-385-5900 ext 201178.