Dietary Directions, Inc. is an excellent resource for Diet Manuals and Food Service Policies & Procedures Manuals. Regulations state that Diet Manuals and Food Service Policies and Procedures Manuals for Long Term Care facilities must be updated every five years. Check your manual today to make sure you are current! Don’t forget that your manual needs an approval signature on an annual basis. We have updated versions of our manuals that are great reference guides for ensuring quality care of your residents/clients and better survey outcomes.