Special Dietary NeedsAccording to the U.S Department of Agriculture's National School Lunch Program, School Nutrition Services is required to adhere to specific federal regulations in accommodating special diets for students enrolled in Mankato Area Public Schools.
Special Diet Form
Special Diet Guidance
The above form is appropriate for:
In cases of lactose intolerance, a parent or guardian can complete this form.
Carb & Food Allergy List
For more information: USDA: Accommodating Children with Special Dietary Needs
Please note: Each special dietary request must be supported by a statement, which explains the food substitution that is requested. It must be signed by a recognized medical authority.
The medical statement must include:
✔ an identification of the medical or other special dietary condition which restricts the child's diet;
✔ the food or foods to be omitted from the child's diet; and
✔ the food or choice of foods to be substituted.
If you have questions or concerns regarding your student's dietary needs, please contact:
Kelsey Rounds, MS, RD, LD
Nutrition and Wellness Specialist