Date of Award
M.S. in Food and Nutrition Services
Nutrition and Hospitality Management
Results: Survey responses indicated that the majority of directors rated themselves as skilled at several key areas of best practices, especially in creating a clean, pleasant place for the children to eat and in using program nutrition requirements to ensure that food and nutrition needs of the children are met. Analysis of the center menus proved the latter to be true as the recommendations for Vitamin A, Vitamin C, calcium, and iron were either met or exceeded for females 4-8 years-old, and males 4-8 years-old. A need for more training was also indicated, especially in writing food and nutrition procedures for feeding children with special needs and involving parents in promoting new menus and foods offered in the child care center.
Black, Whitney Clara, "Evaluation of Best Practices in Child Nutrition at Child Care Centers in Mississippi" (2019). Electronic Theses and Dissertations. 1657.