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EDU 235

Parent Interview
Mrs. Sherry Chevalley
Your Name: Muzit Hagos
Childs Age
1.
or

Date of Parent Interview 7/14/14

How many days a week does your child eat the following meals
snacks?
a morning meal
a lunch or midday meal
an evening meal
a mid-morning snack
a mid-afternoon snack
an evening snack
Snack during the night

2.

6
7
7
0
7
0
0

When is your child most hungry?


morning
noon
evening

3.

What are some of your childs favorite foods?

Fruits, peaches, cherries, cheese sticks, cheese slices and cheese Chexmix
4.

What foods does your child dislike?

Ham, Hot dog& Mac-Cheese


5.

Is your child on a special diet?


Describe diet N/A
1

No

If yes, why?

Diet prescribed by whom? N/A


6.
Does your child eat things not usually considered food e.g.,
paste, dirt,
paper? No
If yes, how often?
What is eaten?
7.

Is your child taking a vitamin or mineral supplement?


If yes, what kind?
Yes, she takes Calcium supplement

8.
Does your child have any dental problems that might create a
problem when eating certain foods?
No
9.

Has your child ever been treated by a dentist?

Yes, for routine cleaning


10.

Does your child have any diet-related health problems?


Diabetes? No Allergies? No Other ? None

11. Is your child taking any medication for a diet-related health


problem?
No, she is not
12. How much water does your child normally drink throughout the
day?
Not enough! She drinks about 2 cups a day, but she likes lemonade a lot.

13. Please list as accurately as possible what your child eats and
drinks on a typical
day. If yesterday was a typical day, you may use
those foods and drinks.
Time

Place

Food

Amount

8:30AM/ breakfast

Home

Muffins and
milk

4 mini
muffin and
2/3 glass of
milk

12:30PM/ lunch

Home

Pizza and
Lemonade

2:45PM/ midafternoon snack

Home

2 slices of
pizza and 1
cup od
lemonade

6:30 PM/ Dinner

Home

CheeseChex-mix
and water
Chicken.
Rice ,corn ,
milk and
sandwich
ice cream
for desert

1 cup mix
and 1 cup
water
1 leg. Small
cup of rice,
2 spoons
of corn ,
glass of
milk and 1
sandwich
ice-cream

14. Base on the above interview draw some conclusions about the
childs diet.
Emma is a 6 years old child, who seems to eat a verity of foods
throughout her day. She eats fruits, vegetables, meats, dairy products
and breads. Emma however is not drinking enough water during her
day.
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15.

Make suggestions for improved eating habits.

I suggest that Emma drinks more water. I also think that she should
be fed more veggies and avoid eating too much cheese products.

Source: Marotz, Lynn, Cross, Marie, and Rush, Jeanettia. (2009,


p. 87). Health, Safety, and Nutrition for the Young Child (7th
ed.). Clifton Park, NY: Thompson Delmar Learning, Inc. Used
with permission.