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13a.16.12.00.htm 13A.16.12.00. Title 13A STATE BOARD OF EDUCATION Subtitle 16 CHILD CARE CENTERS Chapter 12 Nutrition Authority: Family Law Article, §5-560, 5-564, and 5-570―5-585; Human Services Article, §1-202; State Government Article, §10-617; Annotated Code of Maryland Agency Note: Federal Statutory Reference ― Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (42 U.S.C. §12101 et seq. Pro-Children Act of 1994 (20 U.S.C. §6081 et seq.
13a.16.12.01.htm 13A.16.12.01. 01 Food Service.. A. Food and Beverages.. 1) Food and beverages that are furnished by an operator for meals or snacks, or both, shall comply with the guidelines of the Child and Adult Care Food Program of the U.S. Department of Agriculture, as indicated on a chart supplied by the office.2) For children in care, the operator shall furnish:. a) All beverages, including beverages for meals and snacks; and. b) Milk with all meals..
13a.16.12.02.htm 13A.16.12.02. 02 Modified Diet.. If an operator agrees to accept a child who requires a modified diet for:. A. Medical reasons, the operator shall obtain from the child's parent a written prescription for the diet signed and dated by the child's licensed health practitioner within the previous 6 months; orB. Cultural or religious reasons, the operator shall obtain written, dated instructions for the diet signed by the child's parent.
13a.16.12.03.htm 13A.16.12.03. 03 Food Sources.. A. An operator shall furnish food at the center only if it is wholesome and free from spoilage, filth, or other contamination and obtained from sources that comply with all laws relating to food, food processing, food handling, and food labeling.B. If an operator contracts to have food furnished from an outside source, such as a catering service, the operator shall ensure that the food:1) Has been prepared and processed in a licensed food service facility or i
13a.16.12.04.htm 13A.16.12.04. 04 Food Storage and Preparation.. A. An operator shall:. 1) Protect all food from contamination while it is being stored, transported, or displayed; and. 2) Prepare and serve food, including infant formula, in a safe, sanitary, and healthful manner.. B. There shall be sufficient storage areas for all food brought from home and all food held in reserve for service by the operator.C. Food shall be stored:. 1) In an area that is dry, cool, well-ventilated, well-lighted, and equippe
13a.16.12.05.htm 13A.16.12.05. 05 Food Preparation Area and Equipment.. A. Appliances and equipment in the food preparation area shall be:. 1) Cleaned and sanitized;. 2) In good repair;. 3) Capable of normal operation; and. 4) Not conducive to the harboring of insects and rodents.. B. Food contact surfaces shall be nontoxic, smooth, in good repair, and free of breaks, open seams, cracks, pits, and similar imperfections.C. Refrigeration shall be:.
13a.16.12.06.htm 13A.16.12.06. 06 Infant Feeding.. A. The operator shall ensure that the written feeding schedule for an infant or toddler, as required by COMAR 13A.16.03.02D(1) is:1) Followed; and. 2) Updated as necessary or at least every 3 months while the child is in care.. B. Infant Self-Feeding.. 1) An infant shall be held for each bottle feeding except when the infant or toddler is developmentally able and insistent up2) When an infant or toddler holds the bottle, the infant or toddler may do so only:.
13a.16.12.9999.htm 13A.16.12.9999. Administrative History Effective date: October 20, 2008 (35:21 Md. R. 1826). Regulation .01 amended effective July 20, 2015 (42:14 Md. R. 883). Regulation .03E repealed effective April 19, 2010 (37:8 Md. R. 618).
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