Subchapter Q. Minimum Standard Rule Revisions for Clarity and Consistency

Revisions for Clarity and Consistency

747.3101 What are the basic requirements for snack and mealtimes?

This rule has been amended to clarify that child care homes participating in the Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP) may elect to follow the CACFP requirements instead of those outlined in subsection (a) of this rule. All other subsections of this rule must be followed.

747.3109 May parents provide meals and/or snacks for their children instead of my child-care home providing these?

This rule has been amended to delete "meals" from subsection (d) because parents must not be providing meals for other children and to clarify shared snacks must meet the needs of children who require special diets.

747.3117 What general requirements apply to food service and preparation?

The language in this rule has been amended to increase clarity and consistency.

 Does my child care home need to indicate and keep record of substitutions for children who have food allergies?

No, however, it is best practice to plan your menus to include substitutions for children who have food allergies on days when prohibited food items are being served.


Technical Assistance: Consider circling or highlighting instances of food items on your menu that are listed on each child's food allergy emergency plan. For each of those instances, include the substitution on your menu.


Example: Your home serves afternoon snacks. As you are planning your menu, you decide that you will serve peanut butter crackers for afternoon snack each Monday and Thursday of the month. Since you have children who cannot be served peanut butter, you indicate that cheese crackers will be served as the replacement for children who have peanut allergies.

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