Generally, this would include food anaphylaxis, metabolic diseases, renal conditions, heart conditions, and brain injury among others.
This also covers students that have been identified as having a disability that restricts their diet by their licensed physician (MD or DO), Physician Assistant (PA), or Advanced Practice Nurse (APN) with prescriptive authority (RXN) but not through Section 504 or IDEA.
For more information about what constitutes a disability for the purpose of meal accommodations, please refer to the California Department of Education’s Management Bulletin SNP-02-2017, “Modifications to Accommodate Disabilities in the School Meal Programs.” If a state licensed healthcare professional deems a child’s milk allergy or intolerance to be a disability, then the Medical Statement form must be completed and signed by the licensed physician, physician’s assistant, or nurse practitioner.
Appropriate accommodations will be made on a case-by-case basis (e.g. In cases of non-disabling milk allergy or intolerance, a parent/guardian may request soy milk to be provided as a substitute for cow’s milk.
This must identify: The completed form SD1 should be returned to the 504 coordinator, school nurse and/or school foodservice manager.
It will be forwarded to the district’s Registered Dietitian (RD) who will put together a menu/food plan for the student, within 10 days of receiving the SD1 form.