Diet Guidelines: 10 - 15 Years of Age

Nutrition for school-aged children should promote growth, meet energy needs and nutrient needs without promoting over consumption of fat. During the school years children will experience increased opportunities to make choices about their food intakes. Parents can help children make healthy food choices by planning family meal times, keeping a variety of foods and setting good examples of healthy eating.

SUGGESTED MEAL PLAN (10 Years to 15 Years)

Breakfast

Lunch

Afternoon Snack

Dinner

Evening Snack

Fruit or Juice

3 oz Meat or Substitute

Dairy Product

5 oz Meat or Substitute

Fruit

Egg or Substitute

Potato or Substitute

 

Potato or Substitute

 

Cereal

Vegetable(s)

 

Vegetable(s)

 

Bread

Fruit

 

Fruit or Dessert

 

Margarine

Margarine

 

Margarine

 

2% Milk

2% Milk

 

2% Milk

 


Last Editorial Review: 7/28/1999 11:10:00 PM




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