5101:2-14-21 Meal preparation/nutritional requirements for a licensed type B home provider.

(A) The licensed type B home provider is responsible for serving varied, nutritious, and appropriately timed meals and snacks as described in "Appendix A" to this rule. When preparing meals, the provider shall store and serve foods in a safe and sanitary manner.

(B) For meals and snacks, the provider shall follow the portion sizes and nutritional requirements of "Appendix B" to this rule.

(C) A currently dated, weekly menu shall be posted in a visible place readily accessible to caretakers and shall include all meals and snacks served by the provider. Any substitutions shall be noted at the time of the change.

(D) The provider shall provide the food for the preparation or serving of meals and snacks to the child, unless the caretaker chooses to provide food. Unless otherwise directed in writing by a physician, physician's assistant or certified nurse practitioner (CNP), the provider shall serve:

(1) Children under twelve months of age, formula or breast milk.

(2) Children older than twelve months but under twenty-four months of age, breast milk or whole, pasteurized, homogenized vitamin D fortified cow's milk.

(3) Children twenty-four months of age or older, fluid one per cent or skim milk that is pasteurized and vitamin A and D fortified.

(E) Reconstituted dry powdered milk shall be used only for cooking and shall not be used as a beverage.

(F) Only one hundred per cent, undiluted, fruit or vegetable juice may meet the fruit or vegetable requirement for meals or snacks.

(G) The provider shall have a physician's written instructions if administering a modified diet or food supplement to any child.

(H) Milk and milk products used or served shall be "Grade-A" pasteurized.

(I) Potentially hazardous foods such as, but not limited to, milk, milk products, eggs, meat, poultry, fish, cooked rice, baked or boiled potatoes shall be refrigerated at a temperature at or below forty degrees Fahrenheit.

(J) Eating and drinking utensils and meal preparation and serving areas shall be clean and safe.

Replaces: 5101:2-14-32

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Effective: 01/01/2014
R.C. 119.032 review dates: 01/01/2019
Promulgated Under: 119.03
Statutory Authority: 5104.018
Rule Amplifies: 5104.018
Prior Effective Dates: 4/1/82, 5/20/83, 9/1/86, 2/15/88, 5/1/89, 10/15/96, 10/1/97 (Emer.), 12/30/97, 4/1/03, 8/14/08, 12/1/09, 7/1/11.