Step 2 - Nutritional Intake

Step 2: Assess the child's nutritional intake and assign a score. You may wish to use the NHS, Eat Well Guide available at 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.