Special Dietary Needs

Confused about when food substitutions must be made for a student when school meals are concerned? 

If a student has a documented disability or medical issue that restricts his or her diet, the school foodservice department MUST make the substitutions as listed by a licensed medical professional (MD, DO, NP, PA) on a completed medical statement form.

If, however, a request for food substitutions is made for a student without a documented medical issue, the school foodservice department MAY make the substitutions listed on the medical statement form signed by a recognized medical authority. Any substitution of this kind must fully meet the reimbursable meal pattern.

It is the responsibility of the parent/guardian making the request to submit a properly filled out and documented medical statement form.
 

Medical Statement: Please use this form for disabilities, non-disabilities or other diet preferences.

 

Guidance

Additional guidance documents available upon request from MDE School Nutrition Programs team (MDE-SchoolNutrition@michigan.gov or 517-373-3347).



Related Documents
Special Dietary Needs Form PDF icon