Accommodating Children with Special Dietary Needs in the Child Nutrition Programs

Posted on: Sun, 11/24/2002 - 10:08am
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The school food service, like the other programs in the school, is responsible for ensuring that its benifits (meals) are made available to all children, including children with disabilities. School food service staff must make food substitutions or accommodations for students with disabilities when the special dietary need is identified and cetified by a recognized medical authority, such as a physician.
Is this like the law they have to do this and is anyone else having the school fix safe lunches for their children? If so I could of used this info the day I was in the office because the head cook had been rude to me and when the principal said "you could bring her lunch", geeez what I would have given to known this.

I also found this statement....

Food service personnel must substitute special meals of equivalent quality for regular meals that the child cannot eat, at no additional cost to the family, according to the policy set by the USDA Child Nutrition Section in charge of school lunches.

Lynn

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