Students with Special Dietary Needs
The Commonwealth of Pennsylvania School Nutrition Program must comply with the Federal Regulations in providing food service to children with special needs.
If your student has a food allergy that requires a substitution, a doctor's prescription must be on file with the school nurse. A new prescription must be provided every year.
Download the Medical Plan of Care for School Food Service, which includes the Federal Regulations and guidelines at the top. Have your doctor complete the form to arrange for substitutions when writing the medical prescription. Students without a medical statement for a substitute will be charged ala carte pricing for substitution.