USDA requires targeting Disticts with a free and reduced rate over 50%, not previously awarded Schools and the equipment must be purchases after the award notification.
Children with food allergies, diabetes, disabilities, and other conditions requiring modifications to school meals are entering Maine schools every year.
For more information about what constitutes a disability for the purpose of meal accommodations, please refer to the California Department of Education’s Management Bulletin SNP-02-2017, “Modifications to Accommodate Disabilities in the School Meal Programs.” If a state licensed healthcare professional deems a child’s milk allergy or intolerance to be a disability, then the Medical Statement form must be completed and signed by the licensed physician, physician’s assistant, or nurse practitioner.
Appropriate accommodations will be made on a case-by-case basis (e.g. In cases of non-disabling milk allergy or intolerance, a parent/guardian may request soy milk to be provided as a substitute for cow’s milk.
The form must be completed in its entirety and returned to the student’s school administration office.
There is a very wide range of conditions considered disabling so that is to be determined by the licensed physician, PA or APN with RXN.Juice is not an allowable milk substitute for students without disabilities.To request soy milk for a non-disabling medical or dietary need, please complete and sign the Parental Request for a Fluid Milk Substitution form, and return it to your child’s school administration office.A Sponsor 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.Below are forms, resources and guidance to be used for special dietary needs.