ERIC Number: ED239737
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1983
Reference Count: N/A
Preparing Food for Preschoolers: A Guide for Food Service Personnel.
Lundin, Janet, Ed.; O'Malley, Edward T., Ed.
Guidelines and suggestions to help food service workers in children's day care centers plan, prepare, and serve a variety of nutritious, tasty, and attractive meals and snacks are presented. The following topics are included (subtopics are listed in parentheses): (1) preparation of food (seasoning foods; preparing meat, fish, vegetables, and fruits; serving finger foods and simple foods; introducing new foods; and preparing garnishes); (2) menu planning (variety, meal patterns for children, seasonal foods, space and equipment, and menu evaluation); (3) kinds of meal service (family style, buffet style, cafeteria style, and picnic style); (4) suggestions for bag lunches and picnics (bag lunches; sandwich preparation; vegetable, fruit, and beverage preparation; and protection of food); (5) equipment; (6) other nutritional concerns (mealtime schedules, nutritious snacks, and special occasions); (7) cultural foods and menus (Chinese, Mexican, and Afro-American); and (8) allergies to foods. Appendices include a food substitution guide, snack recipes, and cultural recipes. A list of other publications available from the California State Department of Education is included. (DC)
Descriptors: Allergy, Child Caregivers, Cultural Enrichment, Day Care Centers, Equipment, Food Service, Guidelines, Nutrition, Preschool Children, Preschool Education
Bureau of Publications, California State Dept. of Education, P.O. Box 271, Sacramento, CA 95802 ($7.50 for 10 copies, plus sales tax for California residents).
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Support Staff; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: California State Dept. of Education, Sacramento.