A Basic Approach to Feeding and Care

Chapter 2 Food Service Policies

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a. The number of meals or snacks you must serve is based on the number of hours you are open. If you are open 9 hours or more, you must serve at least:.

The correct response is Two snacks and two meals, or three snacks and one meal.

If your site is open 9 hours or less, you must provide two snacks and one meal or one snack and two meals. If your site is open over 9 hours, you must provide two snacks and two meals or three snacks and one meal.

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a. The number of meals or snacks you must serve is based on the number of hours you are open. If you are open 9 hours or more, you must serve at least:

The correct response is Two snacks and two meals, or three snacks and one meal.

If your site is open 9 hours or less, you must provide two snacks and one meal or one snack and two meals. If your site is open over 9 hours, you must provide two snacks and two meals or three snacks and one meal.

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b. Unless _________________, food may never be withheld from children during scheduled meal and snack times.  

The correct response is Medically indicated.

Unless medically indicated, food may never be withheld from children during scheduled meal and snack times.

It is better to limit the amount of foods with high salt, high fat content, and sugar on the child care menu for all the children than to limit certain foods for specific children. By following the Washington State Meal Pattern found in the WACs and planning healthy meals and snacks you can offer foods that provide the optimal amount of nutrients for growth while helping to satisfy a child’s appetite.

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b. Unless _________________, food may never be withheld from children during scheduled meal and snack times.

The correct response is Medically indicated.


Unless medically indicated, food may never be withheld from children during scheduled meal and snack times.

It is better to limit the amount of foods with high salt, high fat content, and sugar on the child care menu for all the children than to limit certain foods for specific children. By following the Washington State Meal Pattern found in the WACs and planning healthy meals and snacks you can offer foods that provide the optimal amount of nutrients for growth while helping to satisfy a child’s appetite.

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c. You must also offer food at intervals of not less than two hours and not more  __________ apart. 

The correct response is Than three and one-half hours.

You must offer:
  • Food at intervals of not less than two hours and not more than three and one-half hours apart
  • Breakfast or snack to children in morning care whether or not the child ate before arriving at the center
  • Breakfast to the child in nighttime care if the child remains at the center after the child’s usual breakfast time
  • A snack or meal for children arriving after school
  • Dinner to children in nighttime care if the children are at the center after their usual dinnertime or have not had dinner, and
  • An evening snack to children in nighttime care
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c. You must also offer food at intervals of not less than two hours and not more  __________ apart. 

The correct response is Than three and one-half hours.

You must offer:
  • Food at intervals of not less than two hours and not more than three and one-half hours apart
  • Breakfast or snack to children in morning care whether or not the child ate before arriving at the center
  • Breakfast to the child in nighttime care if the child remains at the center after the child’s usual breakfast time
  • A snack or meal for children arriving after school
  • Dinner to children in nighttime care if the children are at the center after their usual dinnertime or have not had dinner, and
  • An evening snack to children in nighttime care

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d. You must serve at least one food rich in Vitamin C __________. Vitamin C has a major role in the body. It helps heal cuts, scrapes, burns and infections.

The correct response is Daily.

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

Vitamin C has a major role in the body. It helps heal cuts, scrapes, burns and infections. It helps form collagen (connective tissue) and pro-motes healthy bones, teeth, skin and blood vessels. Good sources of foods rich in Vitamin C include: cantaloupe, grapefruit, 100% citrus juice , kiwi fruit, jujube, guava, mango, oranges, papaya, strawberries, tangerines, satsumas, asparagus, Bok Choi, broccoli, Brussels sprouts, red cabbage, cauliflower, kale, kohlrabi, red and green peppers, potatoes, snow peas, tomatoes, sweet potatoes, and turnip greens.

Serve fruit or vegetables as the daily Vitamin C source most often (serve juice less often). When juice is used to meet Vitamin C requirements, offer juice that is naturally high in Vitamin C (such as 100% orange, pineapple, or a combination of 100% fruit juices). Minimize juice to one, 4 oz. serving per day. Serve water at snack time as a beverage instead of or along with juice.


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d. You must serve at least one food rich in Vitamin C __________. Vitamin C has a major role in the body. It helps heal cuts, scrapes, burns and infections. 

The correct response is Daily.

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

Vitamin C has a major role in the body. It helps heal cuts, scrapes, burns and infections. It helps form collagen (connective tissue) and pro-motes healthy bones, teeth, skin and blood vessels. Good sources of foods rich in Vitamin C include: cantaloupe, grapefruit, 100% citrus juice , kiwi fruit, jujube, guava, mango, oranges, papaya, strawberries, tangerines, satsumas, asparagus, Bok Choi, broccoli, Brussels sprouts, red cabbage, cauliflower, kale, kohlrabi, red and green peppers, potatoes, snow peas, tomatoes, sweet potatoes, and turnip greens.

Serve fruit or vegetables as the daily Vitamin C source most often (serve juice less often). When juice is used to meet Vitamin C requirements, offer juice that is naturally high in Vitamin C (such as 100% orange, pineapple, or a combination of 100% fruit juices). Minimize juice to one, 4 oz. serving per day. Serve water at snack time as a beverage instead of or along with juice.

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e.  Provide ____________ times weekly foods high in Vitamin A. 

The correct response is Three or more.

You must serve food rich in Vitamin A, three or more times per week.

Vitamin A plays a major role in the body. It helps promote good vision. Good sources of foods rich in Vitamin A include: apricots, cantaloupe, mango, mandarin oranges, peaches, broccoli, carrots, Bok Choi, greens (mustard, collard, Swiss chard, and kale), pumpkin, red bell peppers, spinach, sweet potatoes, tomato puree and paste, and winter squash.  
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e.  Provide ____________ times weekly foods high in Vitamin A. 

The correct response is Three or more.


You must serve food rich in Vitamin A, three or more times per week.

Vitamin A plays a major role in the body. It helps promote good vision. Good sources of foods rich in Vitamin A include: apricots, cantaloupe, mango, mandarin oranges, peaches, broccoli, carrots, Bok Choi, greens (mustard, collard, Swiss chard, and kale), pumpkin, red bell peppers, spinach, sweet potatoes, tomato puree and paste, and winter squash.  
 

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f. A parent can bring homemade cupcakes or cookies to celebrate a birthday day.

The correct response is False.

You may allow parents to bring in snacks for all the children that may not meet the nutritional requirements on special occasions such as birthdays. They may NOT be homemade.

The snacks provided by parents must be limited to store purchased:
  • Uncut fruits and vegetables, and
  • Foods prepackaged in original manufacturer’s containers.
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f. A parent can bring homemade cupcakes or cookies to celebrate a birthday day.

The correct response is False.

You may allow parents to bring in snacks for all the children that may not meet the nutritional requirements on special occasions such as birthdays. They may NOT be homemade.

The snacks provided by parents must be limited to store purchased:
  • Uncut fruits and vegetables, and
  • Foods prepackaged in original manufacturer’s containers.

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