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Table 1 : Summary of major daily tasks, on site, of research assistants

From: Measuring food provision in Western Australian long day care (LDC) services: a weighed food record method/protocol at a service level

Time Task
Pre - day 1 or prior to site visit 1. Undertake orientation at facility including policy/procedures and OHS requirements, certificate of currency and risk assessment.
2. Meet with manager/kitchen staff.
Day 1 and 2 (consecutive days): Data Collection 1. Arrive early, prepare and weigh individual morning tea ingredients and record into a pre populated MS Excel spreadsheet.
2. Record children and staff (only if consuming meals) meal attendee numbers
3. Weigh three standard serve sizes - to determine the average meal weight
4. Collect waste from morning tea, weigh and record into a pre populated MS Excel spreadsheet.
5. Prepare and weigh individual lunchtime ingredients and record into a pre populated MS Excel spreadsheet.
6. Record children and staff (only if consuming meals) meal attendee numbers
7. Weigh three standard serve sizes to determine the average meal weight
8. Collect waste from lunchtime, weigh and record into a pre populated MS Excel spreadsheet.
9. Prepare and weigh individual afternoon tea ingredients and record into a pre populated MS Excel spreadsheet.
10. Record children and staff (only if consuming meals) meal attendee numbers
11. Weigh 3 standard serve sizes to determine the average meal weight
12. Collect waste from afternoon tea, weigh and record into a pre populated MS Excel spreadsheet.
13. Repeat this procedure for Day 2.
Day 3 Enter food ingredients and weights into Foodworks