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Special Diet Requests

If your student needs meal accommodations made for School Year 2021-2022, 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). For students requiring modifications in food texture, your students Individualized Education Plan (IEP) or 504 Plan will serve as sufficient documentation. After submitting a MPOC, IEP or 504 Plan, 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 students' 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 2020-2021 will not rollover to next school year.

For more information regarding Special Diets, please contact the School Nutrition Program at schoolnutrition@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.

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