Policy 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.

Background Information

State Florida
Jurisdiction Name Broward County
Jurisdiction Type County,
Population Size 800,000+
Legal Strategies
  • Requires something, sets standards
Reach Community-wide
Food System Category Distribute; Get;
Evidence for Health

This policy may correspond to diet-related strategies identified by the County Health Rankings’ What Works for Health tool, including:

For research on the potential effectiveness, please review the category links above.

We understand that this information is not comprehensive. It also does not include other important forms of evidence such as community members’ lived experiences and practice-based evidence.

Policy Details

Refers to priority populations?

The Article focuses on children and child care settings. § 7-7.01.

Health-related goal?

Refers to food and nutrition (§ 7-7.01) and "healthy food choices." § 7-7.01(f).

Environmental goal?

Economic goal?

Includes findings?

Has a stated intent or purpose?

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.

Includes definitions?


Addresses implementation?

Implementation of the licensing process is addressed in §7-11.05.

Enforcement provisions?

A penalty process including the issuance of violations, administrative fines, and disciplinary actions is outlined in §§ 7-11.11-13.

Evaluation component?

Requires extra investment?

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.


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