Diet Guidelines: 12 Months - 18 Months of Age

For children in this age group, the consumption of whole milk is recommended. Caffeinated foods such as colas, coffee, tea or chocolate are discouraged. Generally, chopped table foods should be the basis of the diet. This diet meets the Recommended Dietary Allowances for 12-18 month olds when iron-fortified baby cereals are used.

Suggested Meal Plan (12 Months - 18 Months)

Breakfast

Lunch

Dinner

Fruit or Juice

1 oz. Meat or Substitute

1 oz Meat or Substitute

Egg or Substitute

Potato or Substitute

Potato or Substitute

Iron-Fortified Cereal

Vegetable(s)

Vegetables(s)

Bread

Fruit

Fruit or Dessert

Margarine

Margarine

Margarine

Whole Milk

Whole Milk

Whole Milk

 

Morning Snack

Afternoon Snack

Evening Snack

Fruit

Bread

Fruit

Dairy Product

Dairy Product

 

For additional information, please visit the Children's Health and Nutrition Centers.


Last Editorial Review: 8/14/2003




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