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Substitution of Foods/Special Meals

The USDA governing the National School Lunch Program and School Breakfast Program states that substitutions to the regular meal must be made for children who are unable to eat certain foods because of their disabilities. All meals must meet the meal program regulations and must be requested via a Diet Modification Request Form (PDF).

The Program meal patterns per day are as follows: 8 oz. milk; 1 1/2 to 2 oz (depending on grade) meat or meat alternate (eggs, cheese, etc.); 3/4 to 1 cup vegetable or fruit; and 12 to 15 servings of grain per week. 

Field trip sack lunches can be provided by the parent, or parents can request a lunch from the school. If a school sack lunch is provided, it will follow any special requirements based on physician's prescriptions if necessary.

For questions about diet modification, you can contact Heidi Elliott or the school nurses.