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Special Diets and Meal Accommodations

 

ACCOMODATING CHILDREN WITH A DISABILITY

The Child Nutrition Services Department at Bonsall Unified School District will provide food substitutions to a child with a disability when the need for a substitution is supported by a completed California Department of Education (CDE) medical statement form that is signed by a licensed physician, a physician assistant, or a nurse practitioner.

The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) Amendments  Act considers anything that substantially limits one or more major life activities a disability.  

 

ACCOMODATING CHILDREN WITHOUT A DISABILITY

We are not required to provide food substitutions to a child with a special dietary preference that is not considered a disability.  An individual who does not have a disability, but doesn't consume a particular food, is considered to have a food preference.  All meals served to students with a food preference MUST meet USDA meal pattern requirements in order to qualify for reimbursement.  These accommodations will be considered on a case by case basis.  

 

Please return completed forms to Kursten Orr, Child Nutrition Services Director, via email, mail, or in person.