Attached is the 2017 Edition of Accommodating Children with Disabilities in the School Meal Programs. This guide provides guidance on the requirement for school food authorities to ensure equal access to Program benefits for children with disabilities, which includes providing special meals to children with a disability that restricts their diet.
This policy memorandum includes important updates to requirements related to accommodating children with disabilities participating in the school meal programs.
Schools are required to obtain two school food safety inspections per school year. State agencies that administer the school meal programs are required to report the number of inspections obtained by their schools.