Special Diets

Richmond County Nutrition Services’ Registered Dietitians and Menu Coordinator work closely together with students and parents to accommodate and meet all the students’ special dietary needs.

Special Diet Information

Physician’s Statement for Children with Special Dietary Needs

Each special request must be supported by a statement, which explains the food substitution that is requested. It must be signed by a recognized medical authority.

The statement must include:
  • An identification of the medical or other special dietary condition which restricts the child’s diet;
  • The food or foods to be omitted from the child’s diet; and
  • The food or choice of foods to be substituted.

Our menu coordinator and registered dietitian will work closely with the parent to develop a personalized meal plan to meet the special needs of your student.

Special Diet Request Emails:

Patricia Fisher, RD, LD     FishePa@BOE.Richmond.k12.ga.us
Arielle Weekley, RD, LD     WeeklAr@BOE.Richmond.k12.ga.us

Special Diet Request

    Note: Be sure to upload a Physician's note for your child. This form cannot be submitted without a Physician's note. Get the Special Diet Statement to Request Dietary Accommodations

    Following are our additional Special Dietary Needs documents:

    Accommodating Children with Special Dietary Needs in the School Nutrition Programs (Download PDF)


    Special Diet Resources

    Vitamin c

    Found in citrus fruits like oranges and grapefruits, red peppers, kale, broccoli, strawberries, among other things, helps with healing, our immune system, and keeps your teeth healthy.

    Vitamin e

    Found in wheat germ, olives, nuts, seeds, dark leafy vegetables, peanut butter, whole grains, among other things, is a powerful antioxidant and important for strengthening immune health.