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 B MEAL PATTERN CHART FOR CHILDREN OVER ONE YEAR OF AGE


 

Section 408.APPENDIX B Meal Pattern Chart for Children Over One Year of Age

 

 

BREAKFAST

Ages

LUNCH/SUPPER

Ages

 

1 through 2

3 through 5

6 through 12

1 through 2

3 through 5

6 and older1

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

MILK

Milk, fluid

cup2

cup

1 cup

cup

cup2

1 cup

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

VEGETABLES AND FRUITS4

 

Vegetable(s) and/or fruits

cup

cup

cup

cup total

cup total

cup total

or

Full-strength vegetable or fruit juice

or

an equivalent quantity of any combination of vegetable(s), fruit(s), and juice.

cup

cup

cup

 

 

 

 

 

 

BREAD AND BREAD ALTERNATES3

 

Bread

slice

slice

1 slice

slice

slice

slice

or

Cornbread, biscuits, rolls, muffins, etc.

serv.

serv.

1 serv.

serv.

serv.

1 serv.

or

Cold dry cereal

cup or ⅓ oz.

⅓ cup or oz.

cup or 1 oz.

 

or

 

 

 

 

Cooked cereal

cup

cup

cup

 

or

 

 

 

 

Cooked pasta or noodle products

cup

cup

cup

 

or

Cooked cereal grain or an equivalent quantity of any combination of bread/bread alternate

cup

cup

cup

 

Cooked pasta or noodle products or cooked cereal grains or an equivalent quantity of any combination of bread/bread alternate

 

cup

cup

cup

 

 

 

 

 

MEAT AND MEAT ALTERNATES

 

Lean meat or poultry or fish5

 

1 oz.

1 oz.

2 oz.

or

Cheese

 

1 oz.

1 oz.

2 oz.

or

Eggs

 

1 egg

1 egg

1 egg

or

Cooked dry beans or peas

 

cup

3/8 cup

cup

or

An equivalent quantity of any combination of meat/meat alternate

 

2 tbsp.

3 tbsp.

4 tbsp.

or

Peanut butter

 

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3 tbsp.

4 tbsp.

 

1 Children age 12 and up may be served adult-size portions based on the greater food needs of older boys and girls, but shall be served not less than the minimum quantities specified for children age 6 to 12.

2 For purposes of the requirements outlined, a cup means a standard measuring cup.

Bread, pasta, or noodle products and cereal grains shall be whole-grain or enriched. Cornbread, biscuits, rolls, muffins, etc., shall be made with whole-grain or enriched meal or flour. Cereal shall be whole-grain or enriched or fortified.

4 Serve 2 or more kinds of vegetables and/or fruits. Full strength vegetable or fruit juice may be counted to meet not more than one-half of this requirement.

5 Cooked lean meat without bone.

 

(Source: Amended at 32 Ill. Reg. 9164, effective June 20, 2008)