Policies and Procedures
Policies and procedures ensure nutrition programs function with structure, consistency, and accountability in every area of operations, from food safety and sanitation to managing personnel and volunteers. Resources on this page are not requirements or guidance provided by the Administration for Community Living or its Nutrition and Aging Resource Center. Reference and adapt these materials as you build manuals or individual policies for your program.
Policy and Procedure Templates
- Customizable Word documents with sample language on various policy topics:
- Story/Photo/Video Release Form — Sample language to secure permission to use someone's words/likeness in materials
- SUA Nutrition Education Monitoring Template — Template for evaluating whether nutrition education activities meet OAA requirements
- Title III-C Monitoring Tools — Customizable Word documents from the South Carolina Department of Aging
- Conducting Home-delivered Meal Test Trays— GWAAR template for assessing quality and temperature upon delivery
- SUA Senior Nutrition Program Monitoring Template— Template for evaluating whether programs meet administrative, nutrition, and food safety requirements.
- Local Congregate Meal Site Monitoring Tool— Modifiable template local nutrition providers can use to monitor congregate meal sites
- Local Home-delivered Meal Monitoring Tool— Modifiable template local nutrition providers can use to monitor home-delivered meal nutrition sites
- Production Kitchen Monitoring Tool— Customizable food safety and sanitation monitoring or self-inspection form
- Conflict Resolution Tips — Strategies for addressing and resolving conflict
- How-to's from the University of Kansas Community Tool Box:
- State Agency Policies That Work for Providers and Participants (Part 1) — SUA strategies for applying flexibilities in the OAA in policy development
- State Agency Policies That Work for Providers and Participants (Part 2) — Strategies for applying flexibilities in the OAA in policy development