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Judith E. Brown
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Judith E. Brown
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Textbook Problem

Regarding child nutrition programs, which of the following statements is most correct?

  1. a. The nutritional analysis of the School Lunch Program includes a la carte items.
  2. b. Meals served as part of the School Lunch Program must provide one-third of the Dietary Reference Intakes of key nutrients for the age of the children being served.
  3. c. Meals served as part of the School Breakfast Program must provide one-third of the Dietary Reference Intakes of key nutrients for the age of the children being served.
  4. d. Team Nutrition refers to the component of the national child nutrition program that provides meals for student athletes.

Summary Introduction

Introduction: Nutrition programs assist in providing children with food that has high nutritional value and promote good health. Healthy food is rich in almost all essential micronutrients and macronutrients required for effective and sustainable growth and development of young children.

Explanation

Reason for the correct statement:

Option b. is given as “Meals served as part of the School Lunch Program must provide one-third of the Dietary Reference Intakes of key nutrients for the age of the children being served”.

The National School Lunch Program (NSLP) meal pattern is required to provide one-third of the daily recommended dietary intake of key nutrients  whom meals are being served.

Hence, option b. is correct.

Reasons for the incorrect statement:

Option a. is given as “The nutritional analysis of the School Lunch Program includes a la carte items”.

School lunch programs aim at providing nutritionally rich lunch at subsidized costs to children. It does not include a la carte items that may not be nutritious for the health of a child. Hence, option a. is a wrong answer...

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