CHA News Article

CDPH Reminds Hospitals About Menu Development
AFL also clarifies intent of disaster menu planning

The California Department of Public Health (CDPH) has issued an All Facility Letter (AFL) reminding hospitals that patients’ nutritional needs must be met through menu development in accordance with their physician’s diet orders, as delineated in the facility diet manual. Additionally, the AFL clarifies the intent of disaster menu planning. Facilities are required to develop disaster menu plans that mirror the nutritional adequacy of meals routinely served, and that can be mobilized in the event of the loss of utility services.  For more information, see the attached AFL.