Special Meal Accommodations
MEAL MODIFICATIONS/ACCOMMODATIONS FOR MEDICAL OR SPECIAL DIETARY REASONS
The ADA Amendments Act of 2008 (P.L. 110-325; September 25, 2008) made important changes to the meaning and interpretation of the term "disability" under the ADA and under Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973. Under the ADA Amendments Act, most physical and mental impairments that substantially impact a major bodily function or limit a major life activity constitute a disability.
EQUAL ACCESS TO PROGRAM
The central concern for Provo City School District is ensuring equal access to Program benefits for children with disabilities. Program officials shall work collaboratively with parents and guardians to ensure children receive a safe meal and have an equal opportunity to participate in School Meal Programs.
Medical Statement for Children with Special Dietary Needs
A written medical statement is required from a State licensed healthcare professional in support of a request for a meal modification. Circumstances often vary, even when a disability diagnosis may be the same. The nature of the disability and the age of the child shall be considered when developing appropriate meal modifications.
If we do not receive a medical statement from a recognized medical authority, your child will receive a meal containing the required meal components found within the approved meal pattern. Medical statements completed by parents or guardians will not be accepted. The following occupations are authorized to write medical prescriptions in Utah:
In accordance with Federal civil rights law and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) civil rights regulations and policies, the USDA, its Agencies, offices, and employees, and institutions participating in or administering USDA programs are prohibited from discriminating based on race, color, national origin, sex, disability, age, or reprisal or retaliation for prior civil rights activity in any program or activity conducted or funded by USDA.
Persons with disabilities who require alternative means of communication for program information (e.g. Braille, large print, audiotape, American Sign Language, etc.), should contact the Agency (State or local) where they applied for benefits. Individuals who are deaf, hard of hearing or have speech disabilities may contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339. Additionally, program information may be made available in languages other than English.
To file a program complaint of discrimination, complete the USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form, (AD-3027) found online at: http://www.ascr.usda.gov/complaint_filing_cust.html, and at any USDA office, or write a letter addressed to USDA and provide in the letter all of the information requested in the form. To request a copy of the complaint form, call (866) 632-9992. Submit your completed form or letter 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;
(2) fax: (202) 690-7442; or
(3) email: [email protected].
This institution is an equal opportunity provider.