Other Special Needs

Accommodating Children with Special Dietary Needs in the School Nutrition Programs (PDF | 849 KB)

USDA. Food and Nutrition Service.

Provides definitions of disability and other special dietary needs, guidance on legal issues and liability, special situations and responses, and sample documentation.


CARE Connection: Special Needs in Child Care

National Food Service Management Institute.

Lessons and materials to assist child care providers in addressing special diet and nutrition needs.


Guide to Special Nutrition Needs and Fact Sheets

National Food Service Management Institute.

These colorful fact sheets provide nutrition information for students with special nutrition needs. Intended for teachers, school nutrition staff, school nurses, school administrators, families. and students with special food and nutrition needs.


Helping Child Nutrition Professionals Communicate Effectively with the Families of Special Needs Children

National Food Service Management Institute.

This one-hour Webinar empowers child nutrition professionals with various communication tools and case presentations.


Special Needs Care for the Young Child (PDF | 149 KB)

National Food Service Management Institute.

The edition of Mealtime Memo aids child care providers in accommodating children with special needs.


Special Diet Needs

North Carolina Department of Public Health. Nutrition Services Branch.

Includes conditions that make a child eligible for meal changes, changes that can be made, and how to get special meals for a child.


Special Food for Special Kids: A Team Approach to Accommodating Food Allergies and Special Diet Needs

National Food Service Management Institute.

In response to the growing concern about food allergies in schools, this one-hour Webinar covered current laws governing special diet needs in schools, food allergy basics, non-allergic special diet needs, and the special diet management team.


Providing Nutrition Services for People with Developmental Disabilities and Special Health Care Needs

American Dietetic Association.

Position statement from the the American Dietetic Association.