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Virginia Administrative Code
Title 6. Criminal Justice and Corrections
Agency 15. Department of Corrections
Chapter 40. Minimum Standards for Jails and Lockups
10/30/2020

6VAC15-40-550. Food Service Program.

Written policy, procedure, and practice shall ensure a food service program that meets the following:

1. The menu meets the dietary allowances as stated in the Recommended Dietary Allowances (RDA), National Academy of Sciences;

2. There is at least a one-week advance menu preparation;

3. Modifications in menus are based on inmates' medical or reasonable religious requirements. Medical or dental diets shall be prescribed by the facility's medical authority;

4. RDA evaluation of facility menus shall be completed by an independent registered dietitian or certified nutritionist every three years; and

5. Additional evaluations shall be completed when a substantive change in the menu or food service provider occurs.

Statutory Authority

§§ 53.1-5, 53.1-68, and 53.1-131 of the Code of Virginia.

Historical Notes

Derived from VR230-30-001 § 4.24, eff. April 1, 1987; amended, Volume 04, Issue 09, eff. April 1, 1988; Volume 07, Issue 12, eff. May 1, 1991; Volume 09, Issue 12, eff. May 1, 1993; Volume 11, Issue 21, eff. August 10, 1995; Volume 18, Issue 20, eff. July 17, 2002; Volume 29, Issue 04, eff. November 22, 2012.

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