Diet Modification Information
Modifications are required by The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) to accommodate a disability. Under Section 504, the ADA, and Departmental Regulations of 7 CFR part 15b define a person with disability as 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 an impairment. “Major life activities” are broadly defined and include, but are not limited to, caring for oneself, performing manual tasks, seeing, hearing, eating, sleeping, walking, standing, lifting, bending, speaking, breathing, learning, reading, concentrating, thinking, communicating, and working. “Major life activities” also include operation of a major bodily function, including but not limited to, functions of the immune system, normal cell growth, digestive, bowel, bladder, neurological, brain, respiratory, circulatory, endocrine, and reproductive functions.
This form must be completed by a “medical authority” that is authorized by state law to write medical prescriptions: In Iowa this includes only Medical Doctors (MD), Doctors of Osteopathic Medicine (DO), Physician’s Assistants (PA), or Advanced Registered Nurse Practitioners (ARNP).