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The Florida Statutes

The 2009 Florida Statutes

Title XXIX
PUBLIC HEALTH
Chapter 381
PUBLIC HEALTH: GENERAL PROVISIONS
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Section 381.0053, Florida Statutes 2009

381.0053  Comprehensive nutrition program.--

(1)  It is the intent of the Legislature to make available nutrition information to promote health and prevent disease for the citizens of the state and to provide nutrition assessment and diet counseling services to improve the nutritional status of indigent persons.

(2)  The department shall implement a comprehensive nutrition program which shall include, but not be limited to, the following:

(a)  Nutritional assessment and diet counseling for persons with nutritional risk factors who are provided health services through public health programs.

(b)  Nutrition education to promote optimum health of the citizens of the state.

(c)  Consultative nutrition services to group care facilities that promote the provision of safe and nutritionally adequate diets.

(3)  Services shall be available to eligible persons in accordance with eligibility criteria adopted by the department. Fees for services shall be developed by the department.

(4)  The department may promulgate rules to implement the provisions of this section.

History.--s. 66, ch. 91-297.

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