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Additional guidance documents available upon request from MDE School Nutrition Programs team ( or 517-241-5374).

USDA Manual, Accommodating Children with Disabilities in School Meal Programs - Select under "Guidance and Handbooks" section (updated July 2017)

USDA Memo SP 26-2017 - Accommodating Special Dietary Needs in School Meal Programs: Guidance and Q&A(released 4-2017)

USDA Memo SP 59-2016 - How to Accommodate Special Dietary Needs in School Meal Programs (released 9-2016)

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention - Food Allergy Resources

Food Allergy Resources and Education - Special Dietary Needs Resources

Special Diet Accommodations Guide