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Virginia Administrative Code
Title 22. Social Services
Agency 40. Department of Social Services
Chapter 61. Standards and Regulations for Licensed Adult Day Care Centers

22VAC40-61-360. Menu and Nutrition Requirements.

A. Food preferences of participants shall be considered when menus are planned.

B. Menus for meals and snacks for the current week shall be dated and posted in an area conspicuous to participants.

1. Any menu substitutions or additions shall be recorded on the posted menu.

2. Menus shall be kept at the center for two years.

C. Minimum daily menu.

1. Unless otherwise ordered in writing by the participant's physician, the daily menu, including snacks, for each participant shall meet the current guidelines of the U.S. Department of Agriculture food guidance system or the dietary allowances of the Food and Nutritional Board of the National Academy of Sciences, taking into consideration the age, sex and activity of the participant.

2. Other foods may be added to enhance the meals or meet individual participant needs.

3. Drinking water shall be available at all times.

D. When a diet is prescribed for a participant by his physician or other prescriber, it shall be prepared and served according to the physician's or other prescriber's orders.

E. A current copy of a diet manual containing acceptable practices and standards for nutrition shall be available to staff responsible for food preparation and meal planning.

Statutory Authority

§ 63.2-1733 of the Code of Virginia.

Historical Notes

Derived from Volume 36, Issue 03, eff. December 29, 2019.

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