# CTE Resource Center - Verso - Independent Living Task 1376878691

CTE Resource Center - Verso

Virginia’s CTE Resource Center

Demonstrate the ability to serve nutritious meals.


Demonstration should include
  • practicing portion control
  • following guidelines for the different types of meal service
  • presentation of meal courses (e.g., appetizer, entrée, dessert)
  • utilizing tableware and place settings
  • following safety and sanitation practices for serving food.

Process/Skill Questions

  • What factors determine your choices of aesthetically pleasing foods?
  •  How does table setting affect meal progression?
  • What are consequences of poor portion control?
  • How is a buffet table organized?
  • How do you know how much to put on a plate when serving others? Why are table manners important?
  • What is portion distortion?
  • What resources are available to assist you with serving proper portions?
  • How do portions vary by age? How are portion sizes measured and presented in meal service?
  • How does meal service reflect the safety and sanitation practices of the food service workers?
  • How can you communicate what food selections are being served at a family meal?
  • Why is it important for families to communicate during meal time?
  • How can families avoid technology disruptions during meal time?
  • How can you serve appropriate meals and snacks when every family or group member likes different foods?
  • What information do you use to evaluate meal etiquette?
  • Which leadership skills are most important in safe meal service?
  • How can family members ensure all are served?
  • How can you teach others about the importance of portion control in a healthy lifestyle?
  • What information do you need to serve nutritious foods?
  • What resources can you use to make and serve aesthetically pleasing foods?
  • How do you evaluate the success of meal service?
  • How do you ensure that foods are safe to consume? Which food safety practices are crucial to follow in serving safe foods?

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Power of One: A Better You


Student Body: The Healthy You


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National Programs in Action


Professional Presentation