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Daily Sample menu for 2 to 6 year olds

Children between the age of 2 through six  year olds need 1,000 to 1,400 calories per day with a balanced diet

The calories depends on the activity level.


Offer same varieties but smaller portions to 2 to 3 year olds. We have tried to exemplify here how the variety from each food group should be included as a daily food intake for children.


Grains: 5 ounce, Vegetables: 1 Cup, Fruits: 1 Cup, Milk : 2 Cups, Meat/Beans: 4 Ounce

Breakfast

100% fruit juice: 1cup
Dalia or Oats: cup
Milk: cup

 

Mid Morning Snack

Graham Crackers 2 Squares
Milk: cup

 

Lunch

#1Meat (Skinless chicken or Fish): 1 oz OR For Vegetarians: 1/3rd Cup Whole Moong Dal
#2 Cooked Brown Rice: cup
#3 Vegetable: cup
$4 Fruit: cup
#5 Milk or Yogurt: cup

Menu Notes

For Vegetarians, items#1 and #2 could be replaced with Khichri

Items #4 and #5 could be yogurt banana smoothie

 
Mid-Afternoon

Whole grain crackers: 5
Almond Butter or Peanut butter: 1TBL
Cold water: Cup

 

Dinner

Meat: 2 oz OR For Vegetarians: Cup Cholay
Small Potato: 1
Broccoli: cup
Whole wheat Phulka: 1
Milk: cup

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