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Daily Meal Planning Guide for 5– to 6–Year–Olds

Whole Grains, Breads, Cereals: 6 servings
Vegetables: 1/4 cup dark green vegetables, 1/4 to 1/2 cup other vegetables
Legumes, Nuts, Seeds, Non–Dairy Milks: 1/2 to 1 cup legumes, 3 1–cup servings soymilk or other non–dairy milk
Fruits: 1 to 2 cups

Be sure to include a source of vitamin B12, such as any typical children’s multivitamin or vitamin–fortified cereals or soymilk.

Sample Menu for 5– to 6–Year Olds

  • Breakfast: Whole grain cereal with banana and soymilk, orange wedges
  • Lunch: Missing Egg Sandwich, apple juice, carrot sticks, Oatmeal Cookie  
  • Dinner: Baked beans with soy “hot dog” pieces, baked potato, spinach, soymilk, fruit salad
  • Snacks: Trail mix, graham crackers, soymilk
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