Special Meal Accommodations

The Hawai‘i State Department of Education provides modified meal accommodations for children with a disability who are unable to consume the regular breakfast or lunch meal.

Our policy is in accordance with USDA Regulation 7 CFR Part 15b which requires substitutions or modifications to school meals for children whose disabilities restrict their diets. This is supported by a signed medical statement (commonly referred to as the J-1 form) from a recognized medical authority (e.g. state-licensed physician, physician’s assistant or advanced practice nurse practitioner).

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For more information, please contact specialdiets@k12.hi.us and contact the Special Dietary Designee (SDD) at your child's school.

Additional Information

Carbohydrate Counts

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Click here for more information on nutritional guidelines.

USDA Nondiscrimination Statement

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, disability, age, 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.

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