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Special Diet Requests

If your student needs meal accommodations made for School Year 2022-2023, please read this information carefully.

According to the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Guidance on Meal Substitutions, "A participant whose handicap restricts his or her diet shall be provided substitutions in foods only when supported by a statement signed by a licensed physician." The Fulton County School Nutrition Program is more than happy to provide meal accommodations for students with physician-documented food allergies, food intolerances, or texture modification needs. We are unable to make meal accommodations for a student’s religious, cultural, or personal preferences. In order for accommodations to be made for students with food allergies or intolerances, we do ask that your student’s physician, physician assistant, or nurse practitioner complete the Medical Plan of Care for School Nutrition(MPOC). After submitting a MPOC, the School Nutrition Program will reach out to confirm that adequate documentation is in place for your student to receive a Special Diet. Next, our team of registered dietitians will develop a nutritionally-sound menu that meets your student's unique needs.

Please note that the School Nutrition Program requires an updated Medical Plan of Care for School Nutrition to be completed each school year if meal accommodations are requested. Because dietary needs change, the Medical Plan of Care for School Nutrition form from School Year 2021-2022 will not rollover to next school year.

For more information regarding Special Diets, please contact the School Nutrition Program at MenusTeamSNP@fultonschools.org.​.​

Fulton County School Nutrition Speical Diets
The Fulton County School Nutrition Program was selected as the 2018 USDA Regional Best Practice Award winner & the Georgia Best Practice Award winner for Customer Service-Working Smarter, Not Harder. This award recognizes the extra step Fulton County School Nutrition will take for students with special dietary needs.

If you have difficulty communicating with us or understanding this information because you do not speak English or have a disability, please let us know. Contact SchoolNutrition@fultonschools.org OR 1-800-347-0023. Free language assistance or other aids and services are available upon request.

School Nutrition/USDA Nondiscrimination Statement

In accordance with federal civil rights law and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) civil rights regulations and policies, this institution is prohibited from discriminating on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex (including gender identity and sexual orientation), disability, age, or reprisal or retaliation for prior civil rights activity. Program information may be made available in languages other than English.. Persons with disabilities who require alternative means of communication to obtain program information (e.g., Braille, large print, audiotape, American Sign Language), should contact the responsible state or local agency that administers the program or USDA’s TARGET Center at (202) 720-2600 (voice and TTY) or contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339. To file a program discrimination complaint, a Complainant should complete a Form AD-3027, USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form which can be obtained online at: USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form Instructions, from any USDA office, by calling (866) 632-9992, or by writing a letter addressed to USDA. The letter must contain the complainant’s name, address, telephone number, and a written description of the alleged discriminatory action in sufficient detail to inform the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights (ASCR) about the nature and date of an alleged civil rights violation. The completed AD-3027 form or letter must be submitted to USDA by: (1) mail: U.S. Department of Agriculture Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights 1400 Independence Avenue, SW Washington, D.C. 20250-9410; or (2) fax: (833) 256-1665 or (202) 690-7442; or (3) email: program.intake@usda.gov This institution is an equal opportunity provider.

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