5101:2-18-24 Food preparation in approved child day camps.

(A) At an approved child day camp, a child who is in attendance for four or more hours shall be served a meal. A child day camp that provides overnight activities for children shall provide at least two additional meals for each night the children are in attendance.

(B) Child day camps that prepare food for children or use a catering service for food preparation shall secure a food service license from the board of health of the health district in which the camp is located or from the Ohio department of health.

(C) Child day camps that use campfires or other methods of cooking foods outdoors shall follow the requirements for specialized activities as outlined in rule 5101: 2-18-13 of the Administrative Code.

(D) If the child day camp permits parents to provide food for meals, the following requirements shall be met:

(1) The camp shall have written procedures that address the camp's method of providing a meal(s) to a child who comes to the camp without a meal(s) and that ensures that all children are provided with a meal(s).

(2) The camp shall provide all parents or guardians and staff with written nutritional information regarding meeting one-third of the child's recommended daily dietary allowance.

(3) The camp shall have supplemental food from all four food groups: protein, grain, fruit/vegetable and dairy, on the premises and readily accessible during meal times. Supplemental food shall be offered to each child for whom the parent-provided meal does not meet the recommended daily dietary allowance.

(4) The camp shall have provisions for safe storage of parent provided foods.

(E) A copy of all written information provided to parents concerning meals, food preparation, and food storage shall be on file at the camp for review by the Ohio department of job and family services.

Effective: 04/01/2009
R.C. 119.032 review dates: 11/26/2008 and 04/01/2014
Promulgated Under: 119.03
Statutory Authority: 5104.22
Rule Amplifies: 5104.22
Prior Effective Dates: 9/1/93