Dietary substitutions are governed by both federal and state regulations. Those regulations and District #11 procedures are summarized below. It is the responsibility of the site supervisor to assure that these regulations and procedures are followed. Please contact a CNP office administrator for further guidance when needed.
Regulations require that lactose reduced milk be made available to any student with a written request from a parent or guardian. If your child needs lactose reduced milk please contact the
Site Supervisor at the school.
All other requests for accomodations require a written statement from a licensed physician using the form below. The statement must include both the items the student cannot eat and the items that may be substituted for it. Although an annual update is not required, the district may request an updated document as needed.
Click here for Dietary Modifications form.
Return original completed form to the school nurse or site supervisor for your child's school.
All requests for modifications will be decided on a case-by-case basis and require the involvement of a CNP central office administrator and district or school nursing services staff. In some cases, an Individualized Education Plan or Health Plan that will have school meals as part of it and will be developed by a building team.
Child Nutrition staff members are not trained medical providers and will never determine if a child can or cannot eat a particular item. That decision belongs only to parents, guardians, or licensed medical providers.
Parents or guardians are welcome to visit our kitchens and review the ingredient statements on labels at any time by making an appointment with the supervisor. However, ingredients may change at any time without notice by the manufacturer.