Douglas Food Service will accommodate substitution requests ONLY if we have a current allergy form on file. The Douglas School Allergy form is the only version we will accept and a licensed South Dakota MD must sign it. This form is available in each school’s nurse’s office. They will remain current for 30 days into the following school year. A new, signed form must be submitted before the end of the 30 days grace period in order for substitutions to continue into the next school year.
In addition, federal guidelines require us to substitute foods only for life threatening allergies. The documentation may be found at http://doe.sd.gov/cans/cacfp.asp. Look for numbered memos: 45.1 29.1 Doctor Statements and Special Diets. An accommodated allergy must be of a major life activity threatening nature. A serious life threatening reaction must occur after ingestion of the food in question in order to receive substitutions.
Intolerance to certain foods does not threaten a major life activity. If your child has difficulty tolerating certain foods, it is your responsibility to follow the menu and provide a sack lunch or food substitution on days when that food will be served. The menu on our website is updated daily.
Click on this link to download an allergy form. Special Diet Prescription for Meals