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Chapter 12. Foods and nutrients: Basic concepts




Question;Chapter 12. Foods and nutrients: Basic concepts.;Ruby runs a small child care program in her;home. The preschool-age children begin arriving at 7.a.m each morning and leave;by 5:30 p.m. Ruby prepares;and serves them breakfast, lunch, and two snacks throughout the day. This year;she has encountered several children who have challenging food allergies and;food preferences. What suggestions would you offer to help Ruby in each of the;following situations?;1. Layla, age 4, breaks out in hives;whenever she has eaten too many strawberries or oranges. She will occasionally;accept a small serving of applesauce or a few bites of banana but few other;fruits. What two nutrients are probably deficient in Layla?s diet?;What other fruit or vegetables can Ruby;serve to supply these essential vitamins?;2. Ailani, age 3 is lactose intolerant and;unable to drink milk or to eat dairy products. What nutrient is most likely;deficient in ailani?s diet? What other food can Ruby serve to meet ailani?s nutrient;needs?;3. Carlos, age 5, doesn?t like milk and demands;fruit juice or lemonade instead. What two nutrients are most likely deficient?;What adjustments can Ruby make in his diet to meet these needs?;4. Mariko, age 2, prefers a daily diet of;rice or noodles that have been drenched in soy sauce. She will take a few bites;of tofu when her mother insists, but refuses meats, fish, and most vegetable.;What nutrients is she missing? What health concerns would you have about;Mariko?s current dietary pattern? What can Ruby do to improve, Mariko?s dietary;intake?;5. Sophia?s favorite breakfast foods include;bacon, sausage, doughnuts, and biscuits with gravy. What nutrients is she;consuming in excess? What food groups and nutrients is she lacking? Should Ruby;be concerned, and what can she do to encourage healthier eating habits?


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