Sample Meal Patterns

Infant 6 month old 7.5 kg (16 lbs.) Sample Meal Pattern: Less than 300 mg sodium, 750 calories of energy, 15 grams protein. 28 ounces human milk or infant formula 4 Tablespoons dry infant cereal 4 ounces fruit juice 5 Tablespoons strained fruit Infant 10 month old 9 kg (20 lbs.) Sample Meal Pattern: Less than 500 mg sodium, 900 calories of energy, 30 grams protein. 20 ounces infant formula 8 Tablespoons dry infant cereal 4 ounces junior fruit 4 ounces junior vegetables 3 ounces junior meat 1 Zwieback cracker 1 ounce chopped chicken - prepared without salt 1 Tablespoon mashed green beans (not canned) 1/2 medium banana 2 Tablespoons sorbet Toddler 18 month old 13 kg (29 lbs.) Sample Meal Pattern: Less than 500 mg sodium, 1200 calories of energy, 35 grams protein. (This meal pattern does not provide an adequate amount of calcium or iron. A child following this pattern should receive a calcium supplement and a general children's multiple vitamin and mineral supplement.) 1-1/2 cups whole milk 1/4 cup oatmeal (not instant) with raisins, sugar, and cinnamon 1/4 to 1/2 cup melon 1/2 cup applesauce 1 slice low protein bread with unsalted butter and jelly 1/2 cup apple juice 3 low sodium saltine crackers 1-1/2 ounces chicken 1/4 cup mixed vegetables (not frozen) 1/2 cup rice Young Child 4 year old 20 kg (45 lbs.) Sample Meal Pattern: 1800 calories of energy, less than 500 mg sodium, 40 grams protein (This meal pattern does not provide an adequate amount of calcium or iron. A child following this pattern should receive a calcium supplement and a general children's multiple vitamin and mineral supplement.) 16 ounces whole milk 8 ounces apple juice 2 slices low sodium bread with jelly and unsalted butter 1 cup puffed rice cereal 2 ounces hamburger, prepared without salt 1 pouch fruit snacks 1/2 cup low sodium chicken noodle soup 5 low sodium saltine crackers 3/4 cup green beans, with unsalted butter 1/2 cup sorbet 1 graham cracker 1 medium apple 1 medium banana