Debbie we have been learning about nutrition this week and I need your help with some thoughts and insights. The following is the lunch menu for 3- to 5-year-old children in your child care center:
6 ounces low-fat milk: 1 milk serving
Peanut butter (1Â½ tablespoons) on Â½ slice of whole-grain bread: Â½ protein serving and 1 grain serving
3 ounces blueberry-flavored yogurt: Â½ protein serving
Â½ cup strawberry slices: 1 vegetable/fruit/juice serving
Â½ cup steamed green beans: 1 vegetable/fruit/juice serving
Several of the children in your center have special dietary needs. Explain how you would alter the menu to accommodate Tyler who has Type 1 diabetes and Annie who is allergic to milk. Be sure to offer specific alternatives to the necessary menu items and explain why these are better choices. Also, address safety precautions for Tyler and Annie that teachers will need to take when preparing these foods for the rest of the class. (200 words in length).