Step 2: Assess the child's nutritional intake and assign a score. You may wish to use the NHS, Eat Well Guide available at https://www.nhs.uk/live-well/eat-well/the-eatwell-guide/ to help assess the child's diet.
The previous case study indicates that the child has the following dietary intake:
- Breakfast: Bowl of cereal with milk
- Lunch: Packet of crisps and possibly ½ slice bread
- Dinner: 2 slices of toast with chocolate spread or 3 chicken nuggets with a few chips
- Drinks: 3 x 200ml milk + 2 x 200ml juice
The child has a poor nutritional intake and therefore a score of 2 is assigned for this step.