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PDFWAC 388-71-0770

What are the adult day centers' food and nutrition service requirements?

Centers must provide meal service to all participants as outlined in WAC 388-71-0704 and 388-71-0706.
(1) All meals provided are to meet one-third of the minimum required daily allowance or dietary reference intake as determined by the Food and Nutrition Board of the Institute of Medicine.
(2) The center must ensure that food served meets nutritional needs, takes into consideration individual and ethnic preferences to the extent reasonably possible, caloric need, special dietary requirements, and any physical condition making food intake difficult.
(3) The center must provide a variety of foods and not repeat menus for a minimum of three weeks.
(4) Participant input must be gathered when planning meals.
(5) Menus must be posted at least one week in advance; indicate the month, year, date, day of the week; and include food and snack choices served that contribute to nutritional requirements.
(6) Nutrient concentrates, supplements, and dysphagia-modified diets related to a choking or aspiration risk, are to be served only with the written approval of the participant's authorizing practitioner.
(7) Safe and sanitary handling, storage, preparation, and serving of food must be assured. If meals are prepared on the premises, kitchen appliances, food preparation area, and equipment must meet state and local requirements and pass inspections annually.
(8) All staff and volunteers handling or serving meals must have the appropriate food handler's permits, if applicable.
(9) In the event meals are prepared at a separate kitchen facility, the adult day center must ensure that persons preparing food have a food handler's permit and that the food is transported in airtight containers to prevent contamination.
(10) The center must ensure that the food is transported and served at the appropriate and safe temperature.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 74.08.090. WSR 18-18-006, § 388-71-0770, filed 8/23/18, effective 9/23/18. Statutory Authority: RCW 74.08.090, 74.09.520. WSR 15-01-174, § 388-71-0770, filed 12/23/14, effective 1/23/15. Statutory Authority: RCW 74.04.050, 74.04.057, 74.04.200, 74.08.090, 74.09.520, and 74.39A.030. WSR 03-06-024, § 388-71-0770, filed 2/24/03, effective 7/1/03.]
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