A standardized medical diet program helps maintain optimal health status of incarcerated people, ensures compliance, and eliminates diet issues that can increase costs. Communication between medical and the food service department is the key to the success of a standardized medical diet program. This presentation will identify the key points in a medical diet program, explaining the process from the diet order to the meal served and incorporating compliance guidelines.
- Review how standardization improves compliance and controls cost
- Summarize the medical diet process from prescription to consumption
- Describe valid diets and their rationale associated with disease states