Kilgore Independent School District

Special Diets

Under section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and the American Disability Act of 1990 define a “person with a disability” as any person who has a physical or mental impairment which substantially limits one or more major life activities, has a record of such impairment or is regarded as having such impairment.

To modify a school meal,  a physicians statement is required.  This statement must contain:

  • The student's disability
  • An explanation of why this disability affects the student's diet
  • The major life activity affected by the disability
  • The food or foods to be omitted from the student's diet
  • The food or foods to be substituted to the student's diet  

 Students without disabilities but with a medically certified dietary need must have a statement that contains the same information but may be signed by a recognized medical authority.

 
 To begin the process of serving modified meals to students with special needs the following steps must be met: 
 
1. The parent/guardian must provide a physician's statement that
     contains:
  • The student's disability
  • An explanation of why this disability affects the student's diet
  • The major life activity affected by the disability
  • The food or foods to be omitted from the student's diet
  • The food or foods to be substituted to the student's diet          
 
2. There will be an evaluation of the physician's statement to ensure it 
    contains all the required information and meets Section 504 of the
    Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and the American Disabilities Act of 1990.
 
The KISD school nutrition department will not make meal substitutions or modifications until going through the steps listed above. 
 
Any new documentation should be submitted at the beginning of the school year to the school nutrition department.
 
We are here to serve you and your student.  Please contact the school nutrition office at 903-988-3900 for assistance.
 
Jennie Hammerbacher RDN LD
Kilgore ISD
Director of School Nutrition
(903) 988-3900
 
 
 

 

 

 
 
 

In accordance with Federal civil rights law and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) civil rights regulations and policies, the USDA, its Agencies, offices, and employees, and institutions participating in or administering USDA programs are prohibited from discriminating based on race, color, national origin, sex, religious creed, disability, age, political beliefs, or reprisal or retaliation for prior civil rights activity in any program or activity conducted or funded by USDA.

Persons with disabilities who require alternative means of communication for program information (e.g. Braille, large print, audiotape, American Sign Language, etc.), should contact the Agency (State or local) where they applied for benefits. Individuals who are deaf, hard of hearing or have speech disabilities may contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339. Additionally, program information may be made available in languages other than English.

To file a program complaint of discrimination, complete the USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form, (AD-3027) found online at: http://www.ascr.usda.gov/complaint_filing_cust.html, and at any USDA office, or write a letter addressed to USDA and provide in the letter all of the information requested in the form. To request a copy of the complaint form, call (866) 632-9992. Submit your completed form or letter to USDA by:

(1) mail: U.S. Department of Agriculture

Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights

1400 Independence Avenue, SW

Washington, D.C. 20250-9410;

(2) fax: (202) 690-7442; or

(3) email: program.intake@usda.gov.

This institution is an equal opportunity provider.


Resources:
Food allergy Resources & Education (FARE)
Autism Society of America
American Diabetes Association
American Academy of Pediatrics
American Academy of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology
American Heart Association