Special Diet Requests

If your child requires special diet considerations or needs lactose-free milk, please review the following information.

When implementing the guidelines of of the USDA school meal regulations, school nutrition personnel will work closely with the parent(s)/guardian(s) and with all other medical and community personnel who are responsible for the health, well-being and education of a participant with a disability that affects the diet to ensure that reasonable accommodations are made to allow the individual’s participation in the meal service. 

Generally, children with food allergies or intolerance do not have a disability as defined in law, and the school food service may, but is not required to, make food substitutions for them. However, when food allergies result in severe, life-threatening (anaphylactic) reactions, the child’s condition would likely meet the definition of “disability” and the substitutions prescribed by the licensed, medical physician must be made.

Lactose Intolerance

Hopkins Public Schools will provide lactose-reduced milk for children with lactose intolerance. Please complete the Special Dietary Request form below and return to your school's cafeteria.

Other Dietary Restrictions

If you wish to make any special dietary requests for your child, please download the Special Diet Medical Statement link below and have your health care provider complete it. 

Once our office receives your special dietary request, we will contact you to set up a meeting to discuss your child’s needs.

If you have any questions, please contact our Nutrition & Wellness Specialist, Erica Iverson, by email or by calling her at 952.988.5311.