MENU MODIFICATIONS FOR DISABILITIES
Federal law requires all School Food Authorities to make substitutions for meals for children with a disability that restricts the child's diet on a case-by-case basis and only when supported by a written statement from a state licensed healthcare professional. The USD 497 Nutrition & Wellness team is prepared to assist families and students by providing reasonable meal modifications prescribed by an authorized medical authority to accommodate a child’s disability. Please see the link below to download the request for meal modifications form. If you have questions or need assistance, please contact our office: email@example.com or 785-832-5000. Otherwise, please return the completed meal modification request form to the Nutrition & Wellness office at 110 McDonald Drive, Lawrence, KS 66044. After receiving your completed form, we will contact you to discuss how to implement a special diet for your student.
MENU MODIFICATIONS FOR NON-DISABILITY MEDICAL REASONS
If your student has a food allergy or intolerance that does not meet the disability criteria, our department may be able to make menu modifications. However, these will be decided on a case-by-case basis with input from the building kitchen manager and nurse. Please contact our office: firstname.lastname@example.org or 785-832-5000 with questions regarding this process.
MENU MODIFICATIONS FOR NON-MEDICAL REASONS
We plan our menus with great care to incorporate choices that will satisfy students' needs. If your student's diet is not being met with our current menu offerings, please feel free to contact us to discuss additional options. At our discretion, we will partner with you in an attempt to come up with an acceptable solution that honors your student's diet preferences for ethical or religious circumstances.