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Dietary Restrictions

Students requiring special dietary needs will need medical documentation from the attending physician. 

It must be provided to the school nurse and should state at a minimum:

  • the disability or medical condition that requires students to have a special diet
  • the diet prescription
  • any foods omitted and substitutions required

A meeting should be scheduled with the parent, school principal, school nurse, a district-level Child Nutrition employee and the student's teacher(s).

Special information regarding milk substitution requests: Per the "USDA Rule on Fluid Milk Substitutes for School Nutrition Programs," our CNP Program does not offer a milk substitution for students with medical or special dietary needs at this time.

Complete and return a Dietary Restrictions Form.  Please contact our Child Nutrition Program Department at 205-439-1000 with any questions.