10A NCAC 09 .0903 REQUIREMENTS FOR CHILDREN AGED 15 MONTHS AND OLDER

Meals and snacks shall be planned according to the number of hours a child is in the center. Children shall be provided a meal or snack a minimum of every four hours. These rules apply in all situations except during sleeping hours and nighttime care:

 

Hours Child

Is In Care

Age of Child

Snack and Meal Requirement

At least 2 hours but less than 4 hours

Preschool-age children

1 snack, unless child is present during the time a meal is being served

Any hours in care

School-age children

1 snack, unless child is present during the time a meal is being served

At least 4 hours but less than 6 hours

All Children

1 meal equal to 1/3 of the child's daily food needs

At least 6 hours but less than 12 hours

All Children

2 meals and 1 snack OR 2 snacks and 1 meal equal to of the child's daily food needs

More than 12 hours

All Children

2 snacks and 2 meals equal to 2/3 of the child's daily food needs

Second Shift

(approximately 3:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m.)

All Children

1 meal

 

History Note: Authority G.S. 110-85; 110‑91(2); 143B‑168.3;

Eff. January 1, 1986;

Amended Eff. November 1, 1989; January 1, 1987;

Readopted Eff. October 1, 2017.