An individual who is unable to consume a particular food because of a medical or other special dietary condition is considered to have a special dietary need. The individual's special dietary need and the needed substitution(s) must be supported by a medical statement from a licensed medical authority or other appropriate health professional as designated by the State. A person with special dietary needs may have a food allergy or intolerance (for example, lactose intolerance) but does not have life-threatening (anaphylactic) reactions when exposed to food(s) to which he/she is allergic.


    This form should be completed by a parent and signed by a physician, or other recognized medical authority. Please click here for Special Dietary needs form.