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Dietary Needs (1C)

Students with certain medical conditions may be required to monitor their intake of certain foods, avoid foods, or eat on a strict schedule in order to manage their health.
Dietary needs can be related to a number of disabilities including but not limited to allergies, diabetes, eating disorders, and gastrointestinal disorders. Students who have dietary needs may need to avoid certain foods or they may need to eat specific foods. Dietary needs can also involve counting calories and measuring certain nutrients and ingredients to guarantee a certain amount of nutrition. Some students may need to eat on a regular schedule because of a medical condition or medication.

Formal Diagnostics

Physicians or other medical personnel such as nutritionists can provide documentation of a related disability and the need for a special diet.

Intake Questions

  • Do you have dietary restrictions?
  • Do you have any known severe food allergies?
  • Do you need to eat at certain times of day?
  • What accommodations or strategies have been effective in the past?


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