FOOD INTOLERANCES

The SUHSD Food Services Department understands that students may not only have particular food preferences but also specific food intolerances. We strive to ensure a variety of foods are offered during meal times so that as many options as possible are given to our student body. A variety of meats, vegetarian options, fruits and vegetables are offered daily during meal times.

 

FOOD ALLERGIES

The SUHSD Food Services deparrtment of the 

 

FOOD SUBSTITUTIONS FOR RELIGOUS REQUIREMENTS

 

 

MEAL SUBSTITUTIONS FOR MEDICAL OR DIETARY REASONS

Each special dietary request must be supported by a statement explaining the requested food substitution and must be signed by a recognized medical authority. The Medical Statement must include:

  • An identification of the medical or other special dietary condition which restricts the child’s diet
  • The food or foods to be omitted from the child’s diet
  • The food or choice of foods to be substituted

USDA Regulation 7 CFR Part 15b requires substitutions or modifications in school meals for children whose disabilities restrict their diets. A child with a disability must be provided substitutions in foods when that need is supported by a signed statement from a licensed physician. Generally, children with food allergies or intolerances do not have a disability as defined under either Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act or Part B of IDEA, and the school food service may, but is not required to, make food substitutions for them.  However, when in the licensed physician’s assessment, food allergies may result in severe, life-threatening (anaphylactic) reactions, the child’s condition would meet the definition of “disability”, and the substitutions prescribed by the licensed physician must be made.

 

Unless Food Services has a signed medical statement on file, your child will be served a meal that meets the NSLP requirements. 
Medical statements completed by parents or guardians will not be accepted.

 

MEDICAL STATEMENT TO REQUEST SPECIAL MEALS AND/OR ACCOMMODATIONS

DECLARACIÓN MÉDICA PARA SOLICITAR COMIDAS ESPECIALES O ADAPTACIONES