The Texas Department of Agriculture requires that the school nutrition program must provide reasonable accommodations for the reimbursable meals at no additional charge, snacks and a la carte sales when (1) a student's disability restricts his/her diet and (2) the disability is supported by a medical statement signed by a medical authority who is licensed by the State of Texas to write medical prescriptions.  Therefore, the Texas Department of Agriculture requires that the district maintain an updated diet order on file providing these special dietary accommodations.

    A completed Physician's Statement if required to accommodate diet modifications.  The Physician Statement is available at the campus nurse's office or the link on this page.  A medical authority who is Licensed by the State of Texas to write medical prescriptions must complete the form.  Submit the completed Physician Statement to your child's campus nurse.  Please ensure that it is completely filled out with all the required information, including appropriate substitutions, so Nutrition Services can promptly process the request and begin dietary accommodations as soon as possible.  Incomplete forms or forms missing information will take longer to process.  Until the form has been processed, students will receive a regular lunch tray or they can bring a lunch from home.

    The Physician Statement needs to be renewed only when dietary needs change.  Discontinuation of an accommodation for diet modification can be submitted in writing by medical authority who is Licensed by the State of Texas to write medical precriptions or child's parent/guardian.  Phone number must be included on the statement from parent/guardian.  Send statement to the school's nurse.  The district Registered Dietitian will call the parent or guardian to verify the request prior to making any change.  Changes to dietary treatment must be in writing by State licensed healthcare professional.




    Middle and high school students will be provided their physician's ordered special diet when going through the tray line; however, if a la carte items are selected for purchase the student is responsible for choosing correct foods.

    All students in grades (K-6) on special diets will be provided their physician's ordered special diet when going through the tray line.  A la carte items for purchase will be limited (based on student's food allergies).


    Manufacturers provide food labels to the Alief ISD Nutrition Services office.  Product reformulation may occur at any time and may not be known by our department.  In addition, distributors may deliver (on short notice) alternate/substitute products which contain unexpected allergen.  Alief ISD Nutrition Services will make every effort to identify possible allergens in the food we serve including providing tools such as published menus and allergen charts.

    Alief Section 504 Grievance Procedure Flowchart

    Notice of Rights & Procedural Safegaurds for Disabled Students and their Parents Under Section 504 

    This institution is an equal opportunity provider.

    Physician Statement 


     Carbohydrate Count Breakfast PreK-12 Spring 2022

    Carbohydrte Count Lunch PreK Spring 2022

    Carbohydrate Count Lunch Elem-Int Spring 2022

    Carbohydrate Count Lunch Middle School Spring 2022

    Carbohydrate Count Lunch High School Spring 2022



    USDA Nondiscrimination Statement (English)

    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: https://www.usda.gov/oascr/how-to-file-a-program-discrimination-complaint, 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.



    USDA Nondiscrimination Statement (Spanish)

    De conformidad con la Ley Federal de Derechos Civiles y los reglamentos y políticas de derechos civiles del Departamento de Agricultura de los EE. UU. (USDA, por sus siglas en inglés), se prohíbe que el USDA, sus agencias, oficinas, empleados e instituciones que participan o administran programas del USDA discriminen sobre la base de raza, color, nacionalidad, sexo, discapacidad, edad, o en represalia o venganza por actividades previas de derechos civiles en algún programa o actividad realizados o financiados por el USDA. Las personas con discapacidades que necesiten medios alternativos para la comunicación de la información del programa (por ejemplo, sistema Braille, letras grandes, cintas de audio, lenguaje de señas americano, etc.), deben ponerse en contacto con la agencia (estatal o local) en la que solicitaron los beneficios. Las personas sordas, con dificultades de audición o discapacidades del habla pueden comunicarse con el USDA por medio del Federal Relay Service [Servicio Federal de Retransmisión] al (800) 877-8339. Además, la información del programa se puede proporcionar en otros idiomas. Para presentar una denuncia de discriminación, complete el Formulario de Denuncia de Discriminación del Programa del USDA, (AD-3027) que está disponible en línea en: https://www.usda.gov/oascr/how-to-file-a-program-discrimination-complainty en cualquier oficina del USDA, o bien escriba una carta dirigida al USDA e incluya en la carta toda la información solicitada en el formulario. Para solicitar una copia del formulario de denuncia, llame al (866) 632-9992. Haga llegar su formulario lleno o carta al USDA por:

    (1) Correo: 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) Correo electrónico: program.intake@usda.gov

    Esta institución es un proveedor que ofrece igualdad de oportunidades