Special Dietary Needs

Placentia-Yorba Linda Unified School District provides modified menus for students who have a disability, medical condition, or special dietary need and are unable to consume a regular breakfast or lunch. PYLUSD serves meals at no extra charge to students whose allergies, intolerances or disabilities restrict their diets. Our policy is in accordance with a federal mandate to include all students in school nutrition programs.  


Meal Substitutions for Students with Disabilities or a Medical Condition

USDA Regulation 7 CFR Part 15b requires substitutions or modifications in school meals for children whose disabilities restrict their diets. A child with a disability must be provided substitutions in foods when that need is supported by a signed statement from a recognized medical authority (licensed physician, physician assistant, or nurse practitioner). Each special dietary request must be supported by a statement explaining the requested food substitution and must be signed by a state-licensed healthcare professional (licensed physician, physician assistant, or nurse practitioner).

Click below for the medical statement form. The medical statement form must be completely filled out. We will not accept any forms filled out by parents or guardians. Please return all completed forms to [email protected] 

Medical Statement to Request Special Meals and/or Accommodations Form English, Spanish


Milk Substitution

Parents and guardians can request a milk substitute for students due to medical or special dietary needs. No healthcare professional signature is required. Please complete the form and email to [email protected]

Milk Substitution Form English, Spanish


Peanuts and Tree Nuts

Placentia-Yorba Linda Unified School District does not serve any items with peanuts or tree nuts. However, we do bring in products that may be produced in facilities that handle and process nuts, so we cannot guarantee that meals are completely free of traces of nuts or nut residue. 


Food Substitutions for Religious Requirements

While Placentia-Yorba Linda Unified School District does not offer individual food substitutions for religious requirements, we value providing a variety of protein sources on our menus.


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