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, religion, sex, gender identity (including gender expression), sexual orientation, disability, age, marital status, family/parental status, income derived from a public assistance program, political beliefs, or reprisal or retaliation for prior civil rights activity, in any program or activity conducted or funded by USDA (not all bases apply to all programs). Remedies and complaint filing deadlines vary by program or incident.

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 responsible Agency or USDA’s TARGET Center at (202) 720-2600 (voice and TTY) or contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339. Additionally, program information may be made available in languages other than English.

Additionally, to ensure that all children are participating in the USDA/CACFP Program and their individual nutritional needs are met and comply with federal and state laws around disabilities, EPIC will:

  • accommodate a child having a medical disability impairment with food substitutions.
  • make reasonable accommodations for a child having a medical non-disabling condition. R
  • make reasonable accommodations for modified diets for diabetes, PKU, religion, etc. will also be made. Food substitutions for personal preferences are not made.   
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