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Broward County, Fla., Code § 7-7 et seq. (current through Dec. 30, 2017)
Brief Summary
Establishes food service requirements for child care facilities. The requirements include compliance with the Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP) rules and regulations regardless of whether the provider receives reimbursement from the program; service of low-fat or non-fat milk; requirements for food brought from home; menu planning; snacks; and food safety and handling. Also requires child care facilities to provide a nutritious meal if children don't receive breakfast or lunch at home.
Legal Strategies
Requires something, sets standards.
Reach
Community-wide
Food System Category: Distribute, Get
State: Florida
Jurisdiction Type: County
Jurisdiction Name: Broward County
Does the law refer to priority populations in some way?
Yes. The Article focuses on children and child care settings. § 7-7.01.
Does the law refer to or suggest a goal related to improving or protecting health?
Yes. Refers to food and nutrition (§ 7-7.01) and "healthy food choices." § 7-7.01(f).
Does the law refer to or suggest a goal of fostering improved environmental conditions?
No.
Does the law refer to or suggest a goal related to promoting or supporting the community's economy?
No.
Does the law include findings (including jurisdiction-specific findings), or are there findings in the larger section, title, article, or chapter which the law is part of?
No.
Does the law have a stated intent or purpose, or is there an intent or purpose in the larger section, title, article, or chapter which the law is part of?
Yes. The Article includes this language: "It is the intent of the Board of County Commissioners to adopt such minimum standards as are necessary to protect persons in or attending child care facilities or other types of child care arrangements in Broward County." § 7-2.
Does the law include definitions, or are there definitions in the section, title, article, or chapter which the law is part of?
Yes. §7-3.
Does the law address implementation in some way?
Unclear. Implementation of the licensing process is addressed in §7-11.05.
Are there enforcement provisions that identify specific penalties or consequences for non-compliance?
Yes. A penalty process including the issuance of violations, administrative fines, and disciplinary actions is outlined in §§ 7-11.11-13.
Does the law include an evaluation component, beyond reporting on activity?
No.
Does the law require an extra or atypical financial or resource investment?
No.
Code context and ordinance history
Chapter 7 (Child Care); Article I (Licensure of Child Care Facilitates). Ordinances: Ord. No. 2004-02, § 1, 2-10-04; Ord. No. 2014-28, § 5, 9-9-14.