Special Dietary Needs
According to the National School Lunch Program Act, we are required to adhere to specific Federal regulations in accommodating students with a disability only if the disability prevents the child from eating the regular school meal, the school will make modifications or substitutes only prescribed by a Licensed Physician.

Once a child has been diagnosed with a food allergies or intolerances a Special Diet Statement form must be filled out by a Licensed Medical Physician and is only for a participant with a disability that affects the diet.  This form must be:
    • Completed and signed by a Licensed Medical Physician.
    • Submitted to the Carrie Frank, Food and Nutrition Director before any meal modifications will be made in the USDA Child Nutrition Programs.
    • Updated each year or if the participant’s diagnosis or special diet changes.

Dover-Eyota Public Schools will provide lactose-free milk for children with lactose intolerance at no charge with a meal.  Students may purchase lactose-free milk a la carte or for milk break for an additional feeParents can request lactose-free milk for their student by filling out a Request for Lactose – Free Milk form. Please note that this request must be kept current and submitted each year.  Special Diet Statement forms can be found on the Food and Nutrition website or contact the Food and Nutrition District Office at 507 585-8242, (866)-847-9863 toll free, carriefrank@deschools.org.

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