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IMPLEMENTATION GUIDES

Several national organizations have produced implementation guides, which go beyond the Trained Feeding Assistant curriculum.  These resources help facilities successfully utilize and superviseTrained Feeding Assistants to improve nutritional care quality.

State Implementation of Federal "Feeding Assistant" Regulation
Status of State Implementation of the Federal "Feeding Assistant" Regulation as of January 2010
  State Number of States
Active States*

Alabama, Alaska, Arizona, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, District of Columbia, Georgia, Hawaii, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Mexico, New York, North Carolina, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Virginia, Washington, West Virginia, Wisconsin, Wyoming

45
No-Program States** Arkansas, California, Florida, Michigan, New Jersey, Vermont 6
Source: Vanderbilt Center for Quality Aging telephone discussions with state feeding assistant training staff, 2010.
*States with state-approved regulations and active training programs at the time of the survey.
**States without state-approved regulations and/or no active training programs at the time of the survey.

Additional information about state-level requirements and/or approved training curricula can be found within Appendix C. "State Contacts" of the Dining Assistant Implementation Manual or at the Long Term Care Resource Center at the University of Minnesota School of Public Health.  A few of the most commonly used curricula are below.

CURRICULA & MANUALS FOR OTHER STATES

Colorado
Indiana
Kentucky
Minnesota
New York
North Carolina
Texas
Wisconsin