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1. What are the benefits to participating in the Child and Adult Care
Food Program? When participating in the Child and Adult Care Food
Program there is a possibility that you can get free food or food at a reduced
2. What food groups must be served at meals and snacks? Meat and
meat alternatives, fruits, vegetables, grains, and milk should be served at
meals and snacks.
3. What is an allergy action plan? An allergy action plan is 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.
4. What are infant feeding requirements in child-care facilities and
homes? Infant feeding guidelines for babies under one year require
caregivers to offer formula or breastmilk. From birth to three months,
infants should be offered four to six ounces of breastmilk or formula.
Breastmilk may be offered in smaller amounts for babies who don’t usually
drink the entire amount, as long as there is still more if they desire it.
5. What should care providers consider when developing menus?
They should consider choking hazards like hard or large chunks of fruit,
vegetables, meat, cheese, nut butters, like peanut butter or sunflower seed
butter, as well as allergens that are more likely to cause an anaphylactic
reaction like tree nuts, peanuts, shellfish, wheat, milk, eggs, fish, and soy. Critical Thinking Questions
1. Why would parents want to opt out of meals? Parents might want to
opt out on meals because their child has a lot of allergies or because they
have particular diets, such as a gluten free diet.
2. How can m
enu planning benefit care providers? It c
an benefit care
providers by t hem being able to know what groceries they need to buy and prep, as well as working around common allergies of students in the ECE
3. What can care providers do to encourage good eating habits? Care
providers can commend the students for the good eating habits making
them more likely to repeat those good behaviors when eating.
4. How can caregivers encourage children to try a variety of foods?
By integrating them into regular meals and snacks it will make them more
appealing, as well as creating attractive plates.
5. What behaviors or discipline measures are unacceptable at
mealtimes? Food sharing is not allowed at mealtimes and you should not
punish children for not eating or finishing their food, you should however
encourage them to eat when they are hungry. Lab Questions
Health and Nutrition for Preschoolers <- your lab link
Explore the links under the "Preschoolers" menu on the left side of the page to
help answer the following questions. 1. What are some things that caregivers can do to encourage
children to develop healthy eating patterns? You can show them that
there are a lot of healthy alternatives to candy and sweets like fruits to a
push pop or soft serve yogurt to ice cream to encourage them to incorporate
more healthy alternatives into their day instead of eating a lot of candy.
2. What are some strategies for dealing with a picky eater? Having a
picky eater help you prepare meals in the kitchen and praising them for their
efforts of helping you will make them more likely to eat the foods that they
3. Your childcare center director wants to offer children a bigger
variety of foods. What advice would you give her about how to offer
a bigger variety of foods? I would advise the childcare director to add
more foods to make a wider variety for the children for it’s always great to
have a bigger variety, however I would also encourage them to use products
with lower saturated fats, sugars, and sweeteners like low-fat cheese instead of regular cheese, fat-free or low-fat milk instead of regular milk, or graham
crackers instead of cookies.
4. What are some strategies to use in getting children to try new
foods? Putting out a variety of foods and offering children different foods at
meals and snacks will make them more likely to try new foods.
5. Describe three food safety procedures that a caregiver should
follow. Three food safety procedures that a caregiver should follow are to
wash their hands often, prevent choking, and to avoid raw foods or serving
6. What are some good beverage choices for children in a daycare
setting? Explain the benefits of at least two different beverage
choices. Good beverage choices for children in daycare centers would be
water and milk because they are healthier compared to sugary juices and
milk strengthens your bones because it give you vitamin D.
7. The daycare director is creating a snack plan for the children.
What are two healthy snack suggestions that you might give her for
a morning snack? I would probably advise fruit and grains or proteins in
breakfast to boost the children’s energy and having something sweet but
healthy in the morning is a win-win. The child gets something sweet, and
you get the benefit of knowing it’s a healthy alternative to candy.
8. How can you as a caregiver be a healthy role model for the
children in your care? There are many ways to be a healthy role model for
the children in daycare. You can eat healthy foods and portion your food
groups accordingly as you do for them so they know that you aren’t being a
hypocrite and you can play with them to let them know that exercise is good
for your body and keeps you healthy and will keep the children healthy too. ...
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- Fall '17