Federal Child Nutrition regulations require participating school districts to offer to all participants’ breakfasts, lunches, after school snacks and milk that meet the meal requirements identified in the program regulations.
Federal regulations further require schools to make substitutions to the standard meal requirements for students who are considered disabled and whose disability restricts their diet.
Generally, participants with food allergies, intolerance or obese participants are not “disabled persons,” and school districts are not required to make substitutions for them. However, if a physician assesses that food allergies may result in severe, life-threatening reactions (anaphylactic reactions) or the obesity is severe enough to substantially limit a major life activity, the participant may then meet the definition of “disabled person,” and the food service personnel must make the substitutions prescribed by the physician.
A school district may, at its discretion, make substitutions for individual participants who are not “disabled persons” but are unable to consume a food item because of medical or other special dietary needs. North Marion School District Nutrition Services Department will supply a 100% juice to a non-disabled student as a courtesy to both student and parent IF there is a current note from the parent on file. PLEASE NOTE: Juice is not meant to be a nutritional equivalent to Milk.
North Marion Wellness Committee
Students, Parents, Teachers and the general public are invited to participate in the district’s wellness committee meetings . See Left column and contact Nurse Maribel email@example.com for details.