The mother of a toddler diagnosed with iron deficiency anemia asks what foods she should give her child. The nurse should evaluate the teaching as successful when the mother later reports that she feeds the toddler which of the following?
1. Milk, carrots, and beef.
2. Raisins, chicken, and spinach.
3. Beef, lettuce, and juice.
4. Eggs, cheese, and milk.
Good sources of dietary iron include red meats, poultry, green leafy vegetables, and dried fruits such as raisins. Milk products are poor sources of iron. Carrots are high in vitamin A.
CN: Reduction of risk potential; CL: Evaluate