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The Agency must provide food substitutions to a child with a disability when the need for a substitution is supported by a written medical statement or completed CDE Medical Statement form that is signed by a licensed physician, a physician assistant, or a nurse practitioner.
Either medical statement must clearly identify the child’s: The Agency is required to make dietary accommodations, including texture modifications (such as preparing chopped, ground, or pureed foods), when a recognized medical authority provides a medical statement to the Agency for children whose disability restricts their diet.
It is important that Agencies reiterate to the child’s family that the written medical statement needs to contain the most current diet order from the child’s recognized medical authority.
Major life activities include caring for one’s self, eating, performing manual tasks, walking, seeing, hearing, speaking, breathing, learning, and working.
The Americans with Disabilities Act Amendments Act has amended the definition of the term “disability,” broadening it to cover additional individuals.
In response to the growing concern about food allergies in schools, this one-hour Webinar covered current laws governing special diet needs in schools, food allergy basics, non-allergic special diet needs, and the special diet management team.
This MB provides clarification to child nutrition program (CNP) sponsors on the process, requirements, options, and resources for accommodating children, with and without disabilities, who have special dietary needs.
The CDE recommends that sponsors read this MB in its entirety.