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Students with Special Dietary Needs

The Child Nutrition Program with Montgomery Public Schools is committed to our children by providing nutritious and satisfying meals, excellent customer service, and promoting nutrition education to develop healthy minds and bodies. We pride ourselves on contributing to the quality and excellence of a student’s education experience.

We understand that certain children have special dietary needs; therefore, we will do our best to accommodate those needs. For a student with a chronic medical condition such as diabetes, cystic fibrosis, or a non-life threatening food allergy, a diet prescription signed by a licensed physician, registered nurse, registered dietitian, or physician assistant is required.

Physician’s Statement for Children with Disabilities
USDA regulations 7 CFR Part 15b requires substitutions or modifications in school meals for children whose disabilities restrict their diet.
A child with a disability must be provided substitutions in foods when that need is supported by a statement signed by a licensed physician.
The physician’s statement must identify:
1. The child’s disability
2. An explanation of why the disability restricts the child’s diet
3. The major life activity affected by the disability
4. The food or foods to be omitted from the child’s diet
5. The food or choice of foods that must substitute

Medical Statement for Children with Special Dietary Needs:
Each special dietary request must be supported by a statement, which explains the food substitution that is requested. It must be signed by a recognized medical authority.
The medical statement must include:
1. An identification of the medical or other special dietary condition which restricts the child’s diet 
2.The food or foods to be omitted from the child’s 
3.The food or choice of foods to be substituted

Special information regarding milk substitution requests:
Per the “USDA Rule on Fluid Milk Substitutes for School Nutrition Programs”, Montgomery Public Schools’ Child Nutrition Program does not offer a milk substitute for students with medical or special dietary needs at this time.

Please return all complete Diet Prescription Forms to your child's Cafeteria Manager.
Diet Prescription for Meals at School.pdf

Food Allergy Information Guide
Food Allergy Guide