TITLE 89: SOCIAL SERVICES
CHAPTER III: DEPARTMENT OF CHILDREN AND FAMILY SERVICES
SUBCHAPTER e: REQUIREMENTS FOR LICENSURE
PART 407 LICENSING STANDARDS FOR DAY CARE CENTERS
SECTION 407.APPENDIX E MEAL PATTERNS AND SERVING SIZES FOR CHILD CARE PROGRAMS



Section 407.APPENDIX E Meal Patterns and Serving Sizes for Child Care Programs

 

MEAL PATTERNS AND SERVING SIZES

FOR CHILD CARE PROGRAMS

 

MEAL

FOOD ITEMS

AGE

(1-2 years)

AGE

(3-5 years)

AGE

(6-12 years)

Breakfast

Fluid Milk

cup

cup

1 cup

 

Juice/fruit or vegetable1

cup

cup

cup

 

Grains/Breads

serving

serving

1 serving

 

Bread

slice or 0.5 oz.

slice or 0.5 oz.

1 slice

 

Or cereal cold/dry

cup

⅓ cup or 0.5 oz.

cup or 1 oz.

 

Or cereal hot/cooked

cup

cup

cup

 

Or cooked pasta/noodles

cup

cup

cup

Lunch/Dinner

Lean meat, fish or poultry

1 oz.

1 oz.

2 oz.

 

Or cheese

1 oz.

1 oz.

2 oz.

 

Or egg

1

1

1

 

Or cooked dry beans and peas

cup

3/8 cup

cup

 

Or peanut butter*

2 Tbsp.*

3 Tbsp.

4 Tbsp.

 

Or yogurt

cup

cup

1 cup

 

Fruits and/or Vegetables (2 or more total)

cup total

cup total

cup total

 

Grains/Bread

serving

serving

1 serving

 

Bread

slice or 0.5 oz.

slice or 0.5 oz.

1 slice or

1 oz.

 

Or cooked pasta/noodles

cup

cup

cup

 

Fluid milk

cup

cup

1 cup

Snacks**

Fluid milk

cup

cup

1 cup

 

Grains/Breads

serving

serving

1 serving

 

Bread

slice or 0.5 oz.

slice or 0.5 oz.

1 slice

 

Or cereal cold/dry

cup

⅓ cup

cup

 

Or cereal hot/cooked

cup

cup

cup

 

Lean meat, poultry or fish

oz.

oz.

1 oz.

 

Or cheese

oz.

oz.

1 oz.

 

Or cooked dry beans

⅛ cup

1/8 cup

cup

 

Or peanuts, peanut butter, nuts or seeds

1 Tbsp.*

1 Tbsp.

2 Tbsp.

 

Juice/fruit or vegetable (full-strength juice)1

cup

cup

cup

* Shall not be served to children under 2 years of age. Spread thinly for children ages 2-3 years or mix with other foods.

 

** Mid-morning or mid-afternoon supplement; select 2 of the 4 components.

 

1 No more that 4 ounces ( cup) of 100% juice daily. Fruit juice shall be given only as part of a meal or snack.

 

(Source: Amended at 38 Ill. Reg. 17293, effective August 1, 2014)