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13a.18.12.00.htm 13A.18.12.00. Title 13A STATE BOARD OF EDUCATION Subtitle 18 LARGE FAMILY CHILD CARE HOMES Chapter 12 Nutrition Authority: Education Article, §9.5-301―9.5-308, 9.5-310―9.5-312, 9.5-320, and 9.5-321; General Provisions Article, §4-333; Human Services Article, §1-202; 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. Child Care Development Block Grant (
13a.18.12.01.htm 13A.18.12.01. 01 Food Service.. A. Food and beverages that are furnished by a provider 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.B. Unless provided by the child’s parent, the provider shall furnish:. 1) All beverages, including beverages for meals and snacks; and. 2) Milk with all meals..
13a.18.12.02.htm 13A.18.12.02. 02 Modified Diet.. If a provider agrees to accept a child who requires a modified diet for:. A. Medical reasons, the provider shall obtain from the child's parent a written prescription for the diet signed and dated by the child's registered health practitioner within the previous 6 months; orB. Cultural or religious reasons, the provider shall obtain written, dated instructions for the diet signed by the child's parent.
13a.18.12.03.htm 13A.18.12.03. 03 Food Sources.. A. A provider shall furnish food at the child care home 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. A provider may not provide to the children home-canned goods or any other hermetically sealed food prepared in a place other than a registered food processing establishment.C. A provider:.
13a.18.12.04.htm 13A.18.12.04. 04 Food Storage and Preparation.. A. A provider 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 the child’s home and all food held in reserve for service by the provider.C. Food shall be stored:. 1) In an area that is dry, cool, well-ventilated,
13a.18.12.05.htm 13A.18.12.05. 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.18.12.06.htm 13A.18.12.06. 06 Feeding Infants and Toddlers.. A. The provider shall ensure that the written feeding schedule for each infant and toddler, as required by COMAR 13A.18.03.02C, is:1) Followed; and. 2) Updated as necessary or at least every 3 months while the child is in care.. B. Self-Feeding by Children Younger than 18 Months Old.. 1) The child shall be held for each bottle feeding except when developmentally able and insistent upon self-feeding.2) The child may hold the bottle only:.
13a.18.12.9999.htm 13A.18.12.9999. Administrative History Effective date: February 6, 2012 (39:2 Md. R. 142). Regulation .01 repealed and new Regulation .01 adopted effective July 20, 2015 (42:14 Md. R. 884). Regulation .01B amended effective January 13, 2020 (47:1 Md. R. 17). Regulation .06D amended effective January 13, 2020 (47:1 Md. R. 17).
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