Special Dietary Concerns

Special Diet Requests

Robbinsdale Child Nutrition provides access to special diet requests. Please review the information below to determine which request form needs to be filled out for your student. Forms are found on the left hand side of the page and can be submitted to the Child Nutrition District office at 4148 Winnetka Ave. N, New Hope, MN 55427, your school nurse or school cafeteria.

Student with a Disability
Robbinsdale Child Nutrition provides substitutions if a student has a disability. A student with a disability is anyone who has a physical or mental impairment which substantially limits one or more major life activity. Please see the "Special Diet Statement for a Student with a Disability" form on the left hand side of the page for more information on the definition of a disability.

The department must have the "Special Diet Statement for a Student with a Disability" form signed by a licensed medical authority (licensed physician, physician assistant or certified nurse practitioner) indicating the student's disability, how the disability restricts the diet, major life activity affected, foods to be omitted and foods to be substituted.

Student without a Disability
Robbinsdale Child Nutrition has the authority to decide whether or not they can or will provide a special diet to a student without a disability. The department works hard to accommodate all special diets for students without a disability taking into account feasibility and product availability. Each special diet will be reviewed on a case by case basis.

The department must have the "Special Diet Statement for a Student without a Disability" form signed by one of the following: licensed physician, physician assistant, certified nurse practitioner, registered dietitian or chiropractor. 

Milk Substitutions
MN State Statute 124D.114 requires schools to provide one of these alternatives for a student with lactose intolerance if the parent has requested, in writing, an alternative:
  • Lactose reduced milk, or
  • Milk fortified with lactase in liquid, tablet, granular, or other form, or
  • Milk to which lactobacillus acidophilus has been added.
Juice, almond or soy milk cannot replace milk in the National School Lunch Program.

Clarification on the use of milk, juice, and other beverages in School Nutrition Programs

Questions? Please call 763-504-8048.

This institution is an equal opportunity provider.