Milk Substitutions

MN State Statute 124D.114 requires schools to provide one of these alternatives for a student with lactose intolerance if the parent has requested, in writing, an alternative:

  • Lactose reduced milk, lactose free milk or soy milk
  • Milk fortified with lactase in liquid, tablet, granular, or other form
  • Milk to which lactobacillus acidophilus has been added

Juice or water cannot replace milk in the National School Lunch Program.

If coconut, almond or rice milk are desired, a special diet statement will need to be filled out in order to accommodate the substitution.

Consequently, Nutrition Services will substitute lactose reduced milk for students whose parents have requested this alternative in writing. Please send the written request to the Health Services staff at your child’s school.