Unformatted text preview: Hannah Hayes
Early Childhood Education
1. What are the benefits to participating in the Child and Adult Care Food
Program? The benefits of the CACFP are that it reduces the child-care cost and it
improves the quality of the food served in the home or the facility. They also
provide better nutrition to the children as well as supplying states with grants
with authorized and fund meal programs.
2. What food groups must be served at meals and snacks? The food groups that
must be served at meals and snacks are fluid milk, fruits and vegetables, grains
and bread, meat and meat alternatives.
3. What is an allergy action plan?Allergy Action Plans, or specific instructions
provided by the child's doctor dictating the response to an allergic reaction,
medical authorization, permission to medicate the child in the event of an
emergency, and an aqueduct of supply of essential medications for the children
are all critical for a food allergy that a child has.
4. What are infant feeding requirements in child-care facilities and homes? Infant
feeding requirements in child-care facilities and homes they need to be offered
formula or breast milk and that should be four to six ounces, even if they don’t
have any food with it. If babies don’t consume formula well then they can be
offered breast milk.
5. What should care providers consider when developing menus? What care
providers should consider when developing meals is the menu should be
economical, enjoyable, and practical. If children were picky eaters and didn’t want
to try a new food that they have never tried before there should be a bunch of
differnt things that they are able to choose from. They should avoid serving the
same type of foods on a regular basis, they should change it up everyday because
if a child had the same food everyday they could get sick of it and not want to eat
it anymore. Whole grains should be offered with regularity, along with fresh fruits or vegetables. 1. Why would parents want to opt out of meals? Parents want to opt out of
meals due to religious reasons, special diets, or to manage food allergies
and sensitivities. Some facilities will allow children's parents to pack their
child a lunch to eat but some won’t.
2. How can menu planning benefit care providers? Menu planning can benefit
care providers by not having to prepare meals at the last minute and
struggling because they don’t know what to do for the meals. It is good that
they plan menus one month in advance. They also take notes and review on ...
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- Fall '15