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Child Care Regulations Regarding Serving Milk
Only pasteurized milk or pasteurized milk products can be served to children in your care.
Cow's milk is a significant source of nutrients that are important for growth in children over twelve months of age. Milk substitutes may be served with parent permission.
Because the typical American diet has a high fat content, it is usually recommended that school-age children consume lower fat milks such as 1% (low fat) milk or non-fat milk as a means to lower the total fat content of the diet.
A Note About Desserts
Desserts are optional, and in fact licensing has limitations on how often some desserts can be served. Plan desserts carefully. Many are high in fat and sugar and low in other nutrients. For example, plain cookies and cakes have little nutritional value, but are high in calories. Instead, plan to use carrots or pumpkin in recipes to provide vitamin A. Custards and puddings are considered good desserts since they contain calcium and protein.
When included, desserts should be part of the meal, like the vegetable or bread. They should not be treated as a special part of the meal. Never tell children they must eat everything on their plates in order to get dessert. This will only make desserts appear special.
The course does not "save" your progress. Use the checklist provided to track your progress, and click on the link in the menu to return to where you left off in the training.