Allergy and Special Dietary Requests

Special Dietary Needs

According to the National School Lunch Program Act, we are required to adhere to specific Federal regulations in accommodating students with a disability only if the disability prevents the child from eating the regular school meal, the school will make modifications or substitutes only prescribed by a Licensed Physician.

Once a child has been diagnosed with a food allergies or intolerances a Special Diet Statement form must be filled out by a Licensed Medical Physician and is only for a participant with a disability that affects the diet. 

This form must be:
    • Completed and signed by a Licensed Medical Physician (M.D. or D.O.).
    • Submitted to Food & Nutrition Director before any meal modifications

will be made in the USDA Child Nutrition Programs.
    • Updated each time a participant’s diagnosis or special diet changes.

Special Diet Statement forms can be found through the link below or by contacting the Food & Nutrition Director at (507) 732-1400.


Lactose-Free Milk Requests

Zumbrota-Mazeppa Public Schools will provide lactose-free milk for children with lactose intolerance at no charge with a meal.  Students may purchase lactose-free milk a la carte or for milk break for an additional fee.  Parents can request lactose-free milk for their student by filling out a Request for Lactose – Free Milk form. Please note that this request must be kept current and submitted yearly.  

Zumbrota-Mazeppa’s Lactose-Free Milk option is “Lactaid”. Any other milk substitution requests will need to be accompanied by completing the “Special Diet Statement” link below.


Allergy Information

Zumbrota-Mazeppa Public Schools, Food & Nutrition Department works to ensure that Pre-school through 2nd grade menus are planned with no peanut containing ingredients. Zumbrota-Mazeppa Public Schools is not a "Peanut-Free" district as it is a public space, and food being brought into the building(s) cannot be controlled or restricted. As students enter the 3rd grade, children should have started working with their food allergy and the building nurse to ensure that a safety plan is in place along with an Epi pen if prescribed by a medical doctor. Menu's through Nutrislice (the district's menu platform), can be filtered to take off the top 9 allergens. To learn more about this, select the "How-to Filter School Menus for Allergies" form below. If parents should have additional questions, call or email the Food & Nutrition Director at (507) 732-1419 or at [email protected] 


Special Diet Forms:

Special Diet Statement Form 

Request for Lactose-Free Milk

How-to Filter School Menus for Allergies


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