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Allergies & Special Diets

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.

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 (see “Participants With Medical or Other Special Dietary Needs,”

Generally, participants with food allergies, intolerances 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 foodservice personnel must make the substitutions prescribed by the physician.


Here’s some important forms to download on the subject:

Meal substitution info  word   pdf

Feeding students with disabilities or other special needs  word   pdf

Medical statement for children with disabilities  word  pdf   (to be filled out by physician ONLY)

Medical statement for non-disabled students   word   pdf  (can be filled out by medical authorities as listed on the form)


For general questions regarding allergies, please contact Marquis Scurlock mscurlock@4j.lane.edu

Nut Allergies:  Eugene School District serves no tree nuts or nut products (including peanuts) in any of its menu. NOTE:  Although we don’t utilize nuts or nut products, some items we get are made in facilities that possibly process nuts.

Other Resources

Allergy Action Plan (Coming Soon!)

Nutrition Analysis (on “Menus/Our Food” tab)

Milk Substitution


Vegetarian Resources

We have vegetarian options available daily at each school.  Refer to the menus tab on the left to see your school’s menu

Other Resources

go to http://www.balancemindbodysoul.com  to see a TON of wellness resources, as well as

Links to a monthly radio show hosted by Roxanne More, Dietitian.