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Powell County Schools

Special Dietary Needs

Special Dietary Needs
A person with a disability is one with a physical impairment that limits one or more major activities.  Whenever a child is unable to eat or drink one or more of the required meal components, we must have a medical statement signed by a physician.

A medical statement must identify the following:
     The disability and an explanation of why the disability restricts the child's diet
     The major life activity affected by the disability
     The food or choice foods that must be omitted or substituted and must be signed by the physician.

Children with Special Dietary Needs:
For participants with food allergies and food intolerances, we will make substitutions when supported by a statement signed by a recongnized medical authority.

For non-disabled participants the supporting statement shall include:
     An identification of the medical or other special dietary needs, which restricts the child's diet.
     The food or foods to be omitted from the student's diet and the food or choice of foods that may be substituted.

Send completed and signed medical statements to your school cafeteria manager and school nurse.  Menus that meet the child's dietary prescription and/or texture modification will be developed by the school nutrition director.  Food Services staff will be given a copy of the doctor's statement and trained on how to prepare these special meals.