Special Meal Accommodations
Students with a Disability: Alpine Union will provide special diets to students with disabilities or medical conditions that limit a major life activity such as breathing or learning; for example, severe food allergy that results in life-threatening anaphylaxis. A current Medical Statement to Request Special Meals and/or Accommodations must be completed and signed by a licensed physician. This medical statement must be completed in its entirety and returned to your child’s school administration office. This form should be updated annually.
Students without a Disability: Alpine Union is not required to make food substitutions for children with non-disabling conditions. The District may accommodate students without disabilities who are medically certified as having a special medical or dietary need on a case-by-case basis. Examples include food intolerances or allergies that do not cause life-threatening reactions. To make modifications or substitutions to the school menu, schools must have a written Medical Statement to Request Special Meals and/or Accommodations completed and signed by a recognized medical authority (licensed physician, physician assistant, or nurse practitioner).
Lactose Intolerance: The District offers soy milk to children who cannot drink cow's milk due to lactose intolerance or milk allergy/sensitivity. To request soy milk for your child, please submit a written request from a recognized medical authority, or from a parent/guardian using the Parental Request for a Fluid Milk Substitution form. Please notify the appropriate Child Nutrition employee for your child’s school, to ensure soy milk is available.
Personal Preferences: Unfortunately, Alpine Union is unable to accommodate special diets based on personal preferences or religious convictions. We address this by offering a variety of menu options every day in the form of choices. By offering choices (protein, grain, fruit, vegetables, and milk), each child can customize a meal that suits his or her appetite and food preference.
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