Registered Nurses' Association of Ontario

Nursing Best Practice Guidelines

Questions to Ask Parent
  1. Do you have regular planned meals and snack on most days?
  2. Does your family eat meals together regularly?
  3. Does your child drink more than 4-6 oz of juice each day?
  4. How many times per week does your child drink sweetened drinks such as soda and fruit drinks?
  5. How many hours each day does your child watch television and/or play video games?
  6. Do you give your child certain foods as a reward or restrict foods as punishment?
  7. How do you feel about your child's weight?
  8. Are you familiar with the food guide pyramid and approximate serving size and amount of servings your child needs from each group?