Civil Rights Compliance for Staff Training
Civil Rights Resources
- And Justice for All Poster - must be printed 11x17 (pdf)
- 2017 Medical Statement (pdf)
- Civil Rights Complaint Record for all Nutrition Programs (word)
- Sample Grievance Procedures (pdf)
A medical statement must be on file for all children with disabilities or allergies who need special meals or accomodations.
- USDA Food and Nutrition Service Instruction (pdf)
- 2017 Edition of Accommodating Children with Disabilities in the School Meal Programs
- Accommodating Disabilities in the School Meal Programs: Guidance and Questions and Answers (pdf)
- Modifications to Accommodate Disabilities in CACFP and SFSP (pdf)
- Guidance Related to the ADA Amendments Act (pdf)
- Guidance Related to Nutrition Requirements for Fluid Milk (pdf)
- Q&As: Milk Substitutions for Children with Medial or Special Dietary Needs - Non-Disability (pdf)
- Final Fluid Milk Substitution Rule (pdf)
The Centers for Disease Control developed a website for students with allergies that provides information on the safety and public health concerns of food allergies in schools.
This handbook is to identify the developmental disabilities and other health care needs to be served by school food service and provide information related to the type of intervention indicated.
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) online 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:
- mail: U.S. Department of Agriculture
Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights
1400 Independence Avenue, SW
Washington, D.C. 20250-9410;
- fax: (202) 690-7442; or
- email: firstname.lastname@example.org
This institution is an equal opportunity provider.