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PDFWAC 110-301-0195

Food service, equipment, and practices.

(1) A school-age provider preparing or serving food must comply with the current DOH Washington State Food and Beverage Workers' Manual and supervise services that prepare or deliver food to the school-age program.
(2) Snacks and meals must be prepared and served by a school-age provider who possesses a valid and current food worker card pursuant to WAC 110-301-0106(10).
(3) A school-age provider must:
(a) Supply durable and developmentally appropriate individual eating and drinking equipment, or developmentally appropriate single use disposable items;
(b) Clean and sanitize eating and drinking equipment after each use. Water bottles or cups designated for a single child must be cleaned and sanitized daily;
(c) Ensure plastic eating and drinking equipment does not contain BPA (a chemical used in hard plastic bottles and as a protective lining in food and beverage cans) or have cracks or chips;
(d) Use gloves, utensils, or tongs to serve food;
(e) Serve meals or snacks on plates, dishware, containers, trays, or napkins or paper towels, if appropriate. Food should not be served directly on the eating surface; and
(f) Be respectful of each child's cultural food practices.
(4) A school-age provider must:
(a) Serve each child individually or serve family style dining, allowing each child the opportunity to practice skills such as passing shared serving bowls and serving themselves; and
(b) Sit with children during meals, when possible.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 43.216.055 and 43.216.065. WSR 21-10-035, ยง 110-301-0195, filed 4/27/21, effective 6/1/21.]
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