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Nutrition Services Branch logo and link to home page.
 Welcome to, the website of the North Carolina Nutrition Services Branch.
NC Department of Health and Human Services (N.C. DHHS)
NC Public Health (NCPH)
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Nutrition Services
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  • 1914 Mail Service Center, Raleigh, NC 27699-1914
  • Phone: (919) 707-5800 (WIC, FMNP Programs) OR
  • (919) 707-5799 (CACFP)
  • Fax: (919) 870-4818 (WIC, FMNP Programs) OR
  • (919) 870-4819 (CACFP)
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504 Accommodation Plan

Special Diet Needs | Individualized Education Plan (IEP) | 504 Accommodation Plan

Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973

Under Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) of 1990, a “person with a disability” means any person who has a physical or mental impairment which substantially limits one or more major life activities, has a record of such impairment, or is regarded as having such impairment. A major life activity is defined as caring for one's self, eating, doing manual tasks, walking, seeing, hearing, speaking, breathing, learning and working. The term “physical or mental impairment” includes many diseases and conditions. Here are some examples:

  • Cancer
  • Cerebral Palsy
  • Drug Addiction and Alcoholism
  • Emotional Illness
  • Epilepsy
  • Food Anaphylaxis (Severe Food Allergy)
  • Heart Disease
  • HIV Disease
  • Mental Retardation
  • Metabolic Diseases, such as Diabetes or Phenylketonuria (PKU)
  • Multiple Sclerosis
  • Muscular Dystrophy
  • Orthopedic, Visual, Speech, and Hearing Impairments
  • Specific Learning Disabilities
  • Tuberculosis

*Please refer to the Acts noted above for a more detailed explanation.

For more information on Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, please visit the U.S. Department of Education Office for Civil Rights Web site.

504 Accommodation Plan

A 504 Accommodation Plan may be developed for a child who is not enrolled in special education but who requires health related services during the school day. The 504 Accommodation Plan is in response to Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act and the Americans with Disabilities Act. It should be used in the school to support the needs of a child who does not have an Individualized Education Plan (IEP). This might include a child with diabetes, cystic fibrosis or metabolic disorder. Nutrition goals and objectives may be incorporated into the 504 Accommodation Plan to facilitate special meal modifications by the Child Nutrition Program.


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July 14, 2015 4:49 PM