SPECIAL MEAL ACCOMMODATIONS
Federal regulations are in place to ensure that children with disabilities have the same opportunities as other children. The Flagler County School District’s Department of Food and Nutrition Services (FNS) strives to accommodate the dietary needs of all students whenever possible. FNS is required to obtain a Medical Request for Food Substitution form for any student requiring a menu accommodation due to a disability that affects the student’s diet. Download the form here: medical_request_form_2017.pdf
Food and Nutrition Services will accommodate modified diets for students according to the following guidelines:
Category 1 - Student has a disability which requires a special meal or accommodation. Schools partiicpating in federal nutrition programs must comply with requests for special meals and any adaptive equipment. A Licensed Physician (MD, DO), Advanced Registered Nurse Practitioner (ARNP), or Physician's Assistant (PA) must sign this form.
Category 2 - Student does not have a disability, but is requesting a special meal or accommodation due to other medical reasons. Food preferences are not an appropriate use of this form. Schools participating in federal nutrition programs are not required to make accommodations when there is not a documented disability, but may make accommodations for reasonabile requests at their discretion. A Licensed Physician (MD, DO), Advanced Registered Nurse Practitioner (ARNP), or Physician's Assistant (PA) must sign this form.
Category 3 - Student does not have a disability, but is requesting a special accommodation for a fluid milk substitute that meets the USDA nutrient standards for non-dairy beverages offered as milk substitutes. Schools participating in federal nutrition programs may choose to accommodate this request by providing a USDA approved fluid milk substitutes. A Licensed Physician (MD, DO), Advanced Registered Nurse Practitioner (ARNP), Physician's Assistant (PA), parent, or guardian must sign this form.
STEPS FOR PARENTS TO FOLLOW
1. Determine which Category your child falls in.
2. If applicable, submit a Medical Request for Food Substitution to your child’s pediatrician.
3. Once the form is complete, submit the form to the Flagler County Food & Nutrition Services Department.
Phone # 386-437-7526 ext. 1307
Fax # 386-437-7570