Special Dietary Needs

    Henry County School Nutrition provides healthy school meals that meet the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) nutrition standards and school meal patterns for students.

    Schools participating in a federal Child Nutrition Program (School Lunch, School Breakfast or After School Snack Program) should make reasonable accommodations for children who are unable to eat the standard school meals because of a medical-related impairment, food allergy, or disability that restricts their diet. Accommodations and modifications to school meals will be determined on a case-by-case basis.

    In order to make modifications or substitutions outside the federal school meal pattern, students must have a written Medical Statement on file that is signed by a licensed physician or other State licensed health care professional authorized to write medical prescriptions under State law. The statement must identify:
    1. Information about the child’s disability or impairment that explains how it restricts the child’s diet
    2. An explanation of what must be done to accommodate the child’s diet
    3. The food(s) to be omitted and recommended substitutions, if appropriate
    4. In some cases, more information may be required


    If your child has a special dietary need, please download the medical statement form below and read the information regarding accommodating students with special dietary needs.  Completed forms should be returned to your child's school cafeteria manager.


    Declaración Médica para Solicitar Adaptaciones para Discapacidades en los Programas de Alimentos Escolares

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    In accordance with Federal civil rights law and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) civil rights regulations and policies, the USDA, its Agencies, offices, and employees, and institutions participating in or administering USDA programs are prohibited from discriminating based on race, color, national origin, sex, disability, age, or reprisal or retaliation for prior civil rights activity in any program or activity conducted or funded by USDA. 

    Persons with disabilities who require alternative means of communication for program information (e.g. Braille, large print, audiotape, American Sign Language, etc.), should contact the Agency (State or local) where they applied for benefits.  Individuals who are deaf, hard of hearing or have speech disabilities may contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339.  Additionally, program information may be made available in languages other than English.

    To file a program complaint of discrimination, complete the USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form, (AD-3027) found online at: http://www.ascr.usda.gov/complaint_filing_cust.html, and at any USDA office, or write a letter addressed to USDA and provide in the letter all of the information requested in the form. To request a copy of the complaint form, call (866) 632-9992. Submit your completed form or letter to USDA by:

    (1) mail: U.S. Department of Agriculture
    Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights
    1400 Independence Avenue, SW 
    Washington, D.C. 20250-9410;

    (2) fax: (202) 690-7442; or

    (3) email: program.intake@usda.gov

    ​This institution is an equal opportunity provider.

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