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I think it probably is legal. It may be your facility's policy to offer more choices normally.

Where my dad lives (independent living apartment), they offer a single entree at each meal and have an "all the time" optional menu of sandwiches that a person may choose if the offered entree doesn't appeal.

When my parents lived together at an assisted living facility, they had a menu to choose from for each meal, offering 2 or 3 entree choices -- more restaurant style dining. Mom had dementia and could make no choices, so Dad chose for both of them. He has cognitive decline and the decision process was torture for him.

I was really glad when he moved to the independent living apartment (after my mom passed away) to learn he wouldn't have to choose his meals. It's more like when my mom was healthy and did all the cooking -- he just ate whatever she decided to fix.
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If the chef is ill then the staff is probably trying their best to get a meal together. They have other duties so this is probably the best they can do. If for some reason your LO doesn't like what is being served, you could request a sandwich.
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One choice of what? One choice of an entree? I would think as long as the meal is nutritionally balanced it would be very legal. Most code standards are minimums and a number of "one pot" meals would meet all those standards. In my home, we eat a vegetable beef soup (beef, green beans, carrots, corn, potatoes, tomatoes, onion, peppers) with corn bread as a quick nutritious meal that is compatible with most health related diets (low salt, low fat, even low carb if you don't eat too much corn bread).

Your AL contract may specify more choices but that would be a civil action.
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