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Licensing Standards for DayCare Centers


R9-5-910
Nutrition and Meals

A. The provider shall serve foods which meet the nutrition standards specified in this Article.

B. A varied menu of foods from within each food group shall be served.

C. The provider shall maintain at the facility a one-day supply of perishables and a three-day supply of staples.

D. The provider shall maintain records showing that quantities of food purchased, prepared, and served meet minimum nutritional requirements. Acceptable records include the federal Child Care Food Program production sheets, food receipts, and purchasing logs.

E. Second servings of foods shall be made available to children in addition to the required daily minimum.

F. Minimum meal components and serving sizes to meet calorie and nutrient requirements for various ages of children, as established by the National Research Council Recommended Daily Allowances (RDA), shall be as prescribed in the following table:

TABLE OF MEAL PATTERN REQIIIREMENTS FOR CHILDREN

Food Component Ages 1 -3 Ages 3-6 Ages 6-15
Breakfast

  1. Milk (fluid)
1/2 cup (4 oz) 3/4 cup (6 oz) 1 cup (8 oz)
  1. Vegetables/fruits or
1/4 cup 1/2 cup 1/2 cup
juice (full-strength) 1/4 cup (2 oz) 1/2 cup (4 oz) 1/2 cup (4 oz)
  1. Bread or
1/2slice 1/2slice I slice
biscuits. rolls, muffins, etc. or 1/2 serving 1/2 serving 1 serving
cold dry cereal or 1/4 cup 1/3 cup 3/4 cup
cooked cereal or grains or cooked pasta or 1/4 cup 1/4 cup 1/2 cup
noodle products 1/4 cup 1/4 cup 1/2 cup
Lunch/Super

  1. Milk (fluid)
1/2 cup (4 oz) 3/4 cup (6 oz) 1 cup (8 oz)
  1. and 3. Vegetable(s) and/or fruit(s) (from two sources)
1/4 cup 1/2 cup 3/4 cup
  1. Bread or
1/2 slice l/2 slice 1 slice
biscuits, rolls, muffins, etc. or cooked pasta or 1/2 serving 1/2 serving I serving
noodle products or 1/4 cup 1/4 cup 1/2 cup
cooked cereal or grains 1/4 cup 1/4 cup 1/2 cup
  1. Meat (lean)or
1 oz 1 1/2 oz 2 oz
poultry or fish or 1 oz I 1/2 oz 2 oz
eggs or 1 1 1
cooked dry beans, peas lentils or 1/4 cup 3/8 cup 1/2 cup
peanut buster 2 T 3 T
 
  1. Cheese
1 oz 1 1/2 oz 2 oz
Snacks (Select 2 of the following 4 components)

  1. Milk (fluid)
1/2 cup (4 oz) 1/2 cup (4 oz) 1 cup (8 oz)
  1. Vegetables/fruits or juice (full-strength)
1/2 cup 1/2 cup 3/4 cup
(except with milk) 1/2 cup (4 oz) 1/2 cup (4 oz) 3/4 cup (6 oz)
  1. Bread or
1/2 slice l/2 slice 1 slice
biscuits, rolls, muffins, etc. or 1/2 serving 1/2 serving 1 serving
cold dry cereal or 1/4 cup 1/3 cup 3/4 cup
cooked cereal or grains or cooked pasta or 1/4 cup 1/4 cup 1/2 cup
noodle products 1/4 cup 1/4 cup 1/2 cup
  1. Meat (lean) or
1/2 oz 1/2 oz 1 oz
poultry or fish or 1/2 oz 1/2 oz 1 oz
cheese or 1/2 oz 1/2 oz I oz
eggs or 1/2egg 1/2egg 1 egg
cooked dry beans, peas lentils or 1/8 cup 1/8 cup 1/4 cup
peanut buster or I T I T 2 T
Peanuts 1/3 cup 1/3 cup 2/3 cup

Historical Note

Adopted as an emergency effective July 3, 1989, pursuant to A.R.S. § 41 -1026, valid for only 90 days: Emergency rule readopted effective September 28, 1989, pursuant to A.R.S, § 41-1026, valid for only 90 days (Supp. 89-3). Emergency rule readopted December 27, 1989, pursuant to A.R.S. § 41 -1026, valid for only 90 days (supp 89-4). Emergency rule readopted effective April 3, 1990, pursuant to A.R.S. § 41 -1026, valid for only 90 days (Supp. 90-2). Emergency expired. Emergency rule readopted effective July 9, 1990, pursuant to A.R.S. § 41 -1026, valid for only 90 days (Supp. 90-3). Emergency rule permanently adopted effective October 4, 1990 (Supp, 90-4),


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