A Basic Approach to Feeding and Care

Chapter 1 Menu Planning

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Student Information


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a. Teaching children about nutrition will be an important responsibility for you as a child care professional. Proper nutrition is needed  ___________________.

The correct response is for children's health, growth, and development.

Proper nutrition is needed for children's health, growth, and development. Behavior and learning ability is related to nutrition. Some studies suggest that young children who have learned healthful food choices may experience lifelong health benefits.


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a. Teaching children about nutrition will be an important responsibility for you as a child care professional. Proper nutrition is needed  ___________________.

The correct response is for children's health, growth, and development.

Proper nutrition is needed for children's health, growth, and development. Behavior and learning ability is related to nutrition. Some studies suggest that young children who have learned healthful food choices may experience lifelong health benefits.

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b. When included, desserts should be part of the meal, like the vegetable or bread. They should  ____________________.    

The correct response is not be treated as a special part of the meal.

When included, desserts should be part of the meal, like the vegetable or bread. They should not be treated as a special part of the meal. Never tell children they must eat everything on their plates in order to get dessert. This will only make desserts appear special.
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b. When included, desserts should be part of the meal, like the vegetable or bread. They should  ____________________.

The correct response is not be treated as a special part of the meal.

When included, desserts should be part of the meal, like the vegetable or bread. They should not be treated as a special part of the meal. Never tell children they must eat everything on their plates in order to get dessert. This will only make desserts appear special.

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c. Only pasteurized milk or pasteurized milk products can be served to children in your care. 

The correct response is True.

Nondairy milk substitutes may be served only with written permission of the child's parent for children over the age of twelve months. Only pasteurized milk or pasteurized milk products can be served to children in your care.

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c. Only pasteurized milk or pasteurized milk products can be served to children in your care. 

The correct response is True.

Nondairy milk substitutes may be served only with written permission of the child's parent for children over the age of twelve months. Only pasteurized milk or pasteurized milk products can be served to children in your care.

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d. When meals and snacks are _______________, children choose how much and what foods they eat. 

The correct response is served family style.

Serve meals family-style
  • Child care providers sit with children to eat meals at a table, family style
  • Children practice good manners and pleasant mealtime conversation
  • Children can choose the amount of food they want on their plates
  • Children serve themselves
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d. When meals and snacks are _______________, children choose how much and what foods they eat. 

The correct response is served family style.

You must serve at least one food rich in Vitamin C daily.

Serve meals family-style
  • Child care providers sit with children to eat meals at a table, family style
  • Children practice good manners and pleasant mealtime conversation
  • Children can choose the amount of food they want on their plates
  • Children serve themselves

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e.  If the age of the child is under 12 months, they must be served:

The correct response is full strength formula or full strength breast milk unless there are specific written instructions from a licensed health care provider.


The amount of required milk fat in the milk product is determined by the child's age:
If the age of the child is under 12 months: Full strength formula or full strength breast milk unless there are specific written instructions from a licensed health care provider.
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e.  If the age of the child is under 12 months, they must be served:

The correct response is full strength formula or full strength breast milk unless there are specific written instructions from a licensed health care provider.


The amount of required milk fat in the milk product is determined by the child's age:
If the age of the child is under 12 months: Full strength formula or full strength breast milk unless there are specific written instructions from a licensed health care provider.

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f. If the age of the child is between 12 and 24 months:

The correct response is full strength whole milk or breast milk unless there are specific written instructions from a licensed health care provider.


The amount of required milk fat in the milk product is determined by the child's age:
If the age of the child is between 12 and 24 months: Full strength whole milk or breast milk unless there are specific written instructions from a licensed health care provider.
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f. If the age of the child is between 12 and 24 months:

The correct response is full strength whole milk or breast milk unless there are specific written instructions from a licensed health care provider.


The amount of required milk fat in the milk product is determined by the child's age:
If the age of the child is between 12 and 24 months: Full strength whole milk or breast milk unless there are specific written instructions from a licensed health care provider.

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Chapter 1 Assessment

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