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When I started my work placement at my setting I was working with my members of staff and manager who told me how to monitor children when they eat and which child cannot eat certain food because of their religion or culture. Before I started to give out the food for the children I had to read the food policies and procedures to know how to serve the food and drink for the children. At my placement I learnt how to monitor the children when they ate and how much they ate, and also about their allergies. I had to monitor how much the children drink and I had to make sure that they drink enough water or milk.
If I had any problems or I was worried about some child not eating or drinking enough I could always go to my manager or the children’s key person if they were not in I could go to member of staff and tell them what I have observed and they will discuss this with the child’s parents. Sometimes the children do not want to eat the food they have chosen so I have to ask my manager if that child can have something else to eat or drink. On their lunch time the children can have one fruit and one milk or cup of water. During the snack time I was struggling with children’s behaviour, because sometimes the children were shouting at each other or they were throwing the fruit on the floor. If I had problem to deal with it I could always ask a member of staff to help me doing the snack time.
It is important that you allow the children to finish their food and drink. Each child eats differently. The children are always offered to have some more food or drink. At the setting the children are not forced to eat something that they don’t want to eat. Sometimes if the child pours too much water in their cup then I demonstrate to them how much is acceptable.
During the snack time we all need to make sure that all the children feel comfortable and happy enough. Sometimes the children are unhappy and don’t want to eat anything it is important that we don’t

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