In accordance with USDA’s implementing regulations, 7 CFR Part 15b.3 the Food Service Department is:
- Required to provide substitutions to the standard meal requirements for participants who are considered disabled* and whose disability restricts their diet
- Permitted to make substitutions for other participants who are not disabled but who are unable to consume regular program meals because of medical or other special dietary needs.
*A food allergy is considered a disability if a physician assesses that consuming the allergen may result in a severe, life- threatening reaction.
For More Information: Visit the Food Allergy Research & Education website*