Comal ISD wants to be a resource for your child’s menu selections when it comes to special needs. TDA regulation requires that students’ whose disabilities restrict their diets, substitutions or modifications can be made through the school meals program. Food allergies that are life-threatening are defined as a disability under Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act. An example would be a food allergy resulting in an anaphylactic reaction. Students with Non-Life Threatening Dietary Needs The TDA permits the Child Nutrition Services Program to make a food substitution, at their discretion, for individual children who do not have a medically documented disability, but who are medically certified as having a special medical or dietary need.
The Child Nutrition Services Department will review all request for accommodations without a disability; however, these accommodations are based on the diet order submitted by a licensed physician. For any modifications made to a child’s diet through the Child Nutrition Program must have a completed diet form prior to the modification being implemented.
For additional information on providing meal accommodations, please contact Sylvia Picazo, MS, RD - Child Nutrition Resident Dietician at (830) 221-2105