Chapter 2 Food Service Policies

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. Unless medically indicated, food may never be withheld from children during scheduled meal and snack times. 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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How does your child care program handle allergies?

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Assignment B

Food Safety Scenario

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Assignment C

Family Style Dining

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Chapter 2: Food Service Policies




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Preventing Choking

Dishwashing Procedures

Food Handling Scenario

Food Safety Rules

Making Mealtime Meaningful for Children over 3

Making Mealtime Meaningful for Infants and Toddlers

Meal Planning Guide

Meeting the Nutritional Needs of Infants

My Centers Food Handling Meal Time Procedures



Child Care Licensing Guidebook Resources


Food Allergy Statement

Child Care Emergency Plan for Food Allergic Reactions



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