Usda accommodating children special dietary needs
USDA Regulation 7 CFR Part 15b requires schools to provide substitutions or modifications to school meals when a student’s disability limits or restricts his or her diet. Department of Agriculture (USDA) guidelines govern how school districts that participate in the USDA School Nutrition Program accommodate children with special dietary needs.Welcome to the Special Diets Overview and Medical Statement training course.The purpose of this course is to provide an overview of special diet procedures in the National School Lunch and School Breakfast Programs.This manual outlines federal regulations for providing meals to students with disabilities, and to non-disabled students with special dietary needs.Each school nutrition director/supervisor/contact person will receive a copy of this new USDA manual.The guidelines are currently being revised because they have not been updated since 2001.
The physician’s statement must also list the foods that must be avoided and any required substitutions (such as elemental formula).This Superintendents Memo is prepared as an update to Superintendents Memo No. Although federal regulations have not changed, the memo has been updated to reflect current terminology, to clarify the school nutrition programs responsibility, and to reiterate the importance of accommodating children with special dietary needs in the National School Lunch (NSLP), School Breakfast (SBP), Afterschool Snack (ASP), and Special Milk (SMP) programs.The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) has published a new guidance manual entitled, Accommodating Children with Special Dietary Needs in School Nutrition Programs for School Food Service Staff.The Individualized Education Program (IEP) is a written statement for a child with a disability that is developed, reviewed and revised in accordance with the IDEA and its implementing regulations.The IEP contains the program of special education and related services to be provided to a child with a disability covered under the IDEA.