Allergies and Dietary Concerns

How to Notify Child Nutrition of Dietary Restrictions

We will provide substitutions or modifications in school meals for children whose disabilities restrict their diets. A child with a disability will be provided substitutions in foods when that need is supported by a dietary prescription form with a physician's signature. The special dietary form must include:

  • identification of the medical or other special dietary condition which restrict's the child's diet;
  • the food or foods to be omitted from the child's diet; and 
  • the food or food choice of foods to be substituted.
Generally, children with food allergies or intolerance do not have a disability. However, when in the licensed physician's assessment, food allergies may result in severe, life-threatening reactions, the child's condition would meet the definition of "disability," and substitutions prescribed by the licensed physician will be made.

Please submit all documentation to the Child Nutrition Office. You may contact the Child Nutrition Director to discuss possible substitutions or modifications for child's school meals.

Magieline Benedicto, RD 
Child Nutrition Director
7507 Zier Road, Yakima, 98908

No substitutions are allowed for non-life threatening reasons. Those students may take advantage of the other offerings that day and make their own substitutions.

No food substitutions are allowed for religious and/or personal reasons.