|It has been alleged that the facility failed to adequately feed a day care child when the child refused the food which was being served. The licensee continued to deny the allegation and stated that the children are provided sufficient food to eat including meals and snacks. Licensee stated that the parents assist by bringing snacks to the facility on a monthly basis. During inspections at the facility, LPA observed that there was a sufficient amount of food available in the home. LPA observed that there were snacks on the counter which the licensee stated had just been dropped off by one of the children’s parents. During the investigation, child, staff and witness interviews were conducted. It was corroborated that the licensee provides sufficient food during meal and snack times. It was stated that additional meals are not made if a child refuses the meal provided, but snacks are offered. Based on available information, although the allegation may have happened or is valid, there is not a preponderance of evidence to prove the alleged violation did or did not occur, therefore, the allegation is unsubstantiated.
This report was read and reviewed with the licensee and appeal rights were provided.
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