On this issue, the eminent Muslim scholar and renowned Da`iyah, Sheikh `Abdel Khaliq Hasan Ash-Shareef, states:

Once your period starts, your fasting has been broken and you have to make up for this day and the following days of your period later after Ramadan. Hence, there is nothing wrong in having food and drink as you have a legal excuse to break your fasting once your menses starts”