TITLE 89: SOCIAL SERVICES
CHAPTER III: DEPARTMENT OF CHILDREN AND FAMILY SERVICES
SUBCHAPTER e: REQUIREMENTS FOR LICENSURE
PART 408 LICENSING STANDARDS FOR GROUP DAY CARE HOMES
SECTION 408.APPENDIX A MEAL PATTERN CHART FOR CHILDREN 0 TO 12 MONTHS OF AGE



Section 408.APPENDIX A Meal Pattern Chart for Children 0 to 12 Months of Age

 

MEAL

Ages 0-4

Months

Ages 4-8

Months

Ages 8-12

Months

 

BREAKFAST

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Infant Formula (iron fortified)

4-6 ounces

6-8 ounces

6-8 ounces

Infant Cereal (iron fortified)

0

1-3 tablespoons

2-4 tablespoons

SNACK (Supplement)

 

 

 

Infant Formula (iron fortified)

4-6 ounces

2-4 ounces

2-4 ounces

or full strength fruit

0

2-4 ounces

2-4 ounces

or whole fluid milk

0

0

2-4 ounces

Enriched or whole-grained bread

0

0- slice**

0- slice**

or cracker-type product (suitable

0

0-2 crackers**

0-2 crackers**

for infants)

 

 

 

LUNCH OR SUPPER

 

 

 

Infant Formula (iron fortified)

4-6 ounces

6-8 ounces

6-8 ounces*

Infant Cereal (iron fortified)

0

1-2 tablespoons

 

strained fruit and/or vegetable

0

1-2 tablespoons

3-4 tablespoons

(to total)

 

 

 

Strained meat, fish, poultry, or egg yolk

0

0-1 tablespoon**

1-4 tablespoons

or cheese

0

0- ounce**

-2 ounces

or cottage cheese, cheese food, or

0

0-1 ounce**

1-4 ounces

cheese spread

 

 

 

* Or 6-8 ounces of whole milk and 0-3 ounces of full strength fruit juice

** These items are suggested, not required. Parents should ask their doctor if they have questions about what their baby should eat.