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TABLE K-5 Sample Menus: Breakfast for Children

Food Group

Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday

Menu Item

Serving Size

Menu Item

Serving Size

Menu Item

Serving Size

Menu Item

Serving Size

Menu Item

Serving Size

 

1 y

2–4 y

5–13 y

14–18 y

 

1 y

2–4 y

5–13 y

14–18 y

 

1 y

2–4 y

5–13 y

14–18 y

 

1 y

2–4 y

5–13 y

14–18 y

 

1 y

2–4 y

5–13 y

14–18 y

 

Week 1

Fruit/juice

Tangerine

¼ c

½ c

½ c

½ c

Peaches

¼ c

½ c

½ c

½ c

Frozen strawberries

¼ c

½ c

½ c

½ c

Diced pears

¼ c

½ c

½ c

½ c

Tropical fruit

¼ c

½ c

½ c

½ c

Cereal/grain/bread

Toasted oats cereal

⅜ c

¾ c

⅜ c

Oatmeal

¼ c

½ c

¾ c

½ c

LF flour tortilla

½ oz

0.9 oz

1.4 oz

1.8 oz

Choice of dry cereal

⅜ c

¾ c

1⅛ c

¾ c

WW pancakes

0.6 oz

1.1 oz

1.7 oz

2.2 oz

Additional grain

English muffin

½

1

WW toast

½ slice

1 slice

1 slice

2 slices

WW bagel

¼

½

½

1

Meat/meat alternate

Canadian bacon

½ oz

1 oz

1 oz

1 oz

Egg

¼

½

½

½

RF turkey sausage

½ oz

1 oz

1 oz

2 oz

Additional meat

Egg

½

Cheddar cheese*

1 oz

Fluid milk*

Milk

4 oz

4 oz

6 oz

8 oz

Milk

4 oz

4 oz

6 oz

8 oz

Milk

4 oz

4 oz

6 oz

8 oz

Milk

4 oz

4 oz

6 oz

8 oz

Milk

4 oz

4 oz

6 oz

8 oz

Other items

Soft margarine

½ tsp

1 tsp

1 tsp

2 tsp

RFcream cheese

½ T

1 T

1 T

1 T

Syrup

1 tsp

1 T

1 T

1 T

 

Week 2

Fruit/juice

Fruit salad

¼ c

½ c

½ c

½ c

Frozen blueberries

¼ c

½ c

½ c

½ c

Frozen strawberries

¼ c

½ c

½ c

½ c

Peaches

¼ c

½ c

½ c

½ c

Fresh apples & kiwi

¼ c

½ c

½ c

½ c

Cereal/grain/bread

Whole grain waffle

0.6 oz

1.1 oz

1.1 oz

1.1 oz

Oatmeal

¼ c

½ c

¾ c

1 c

LF flour tortilla

½ oz

0.9 oz

0.9 oz

1.8 oz

WW English muffin

½

1

½

1

Granola

⅛ c

¼ c

⅜ c

½ c

Additional grain

Choice of dry cereal

⅜ c

¾ c

WW toast

½ slice

1 slice

1 slice

1 slice

WW toast

Cream of wheat

¾ c

½ c

Meat/meat alternate

RF turkey sausage

½ oz

1 oz

1 oz

2 oz

Beans & cheese*

1 T each

1/8 c each

⅜ c each

¼ c each

Yogurt*

2 oz

4 oz

4 oz

8 oz

Fluid milk*

Milk

4 oz

4 oz

6 oz

8 oz

Milk

4 oz

4 oz

6 oz

8 oz

Milk

4 oz

4 oz

4 oz

8 oz

Milk

4 oz

4 oz

6 oz

8 oz

Milk

4 oz

4 oz

6 oz

8 oz

Other items

Syrup

1 tsp

1 T

1 T

1 T

Soft margarine

½ tsp

1 tsp

1 tsp

1 tsp

Soft margarine

Soft margarine

1 tsp

2 tsp

1 tsp

2 tsp

NOTE: c = cup; oz = ounce; RF = reduced fat; T = tablespoon; tsp = teaspoon; WW = whole wheat; y = year.

*Whole milk and whole fat dairy products for children < 2; low-fat (1% milk fat) or nonfat (skim) milk and reduced-, low-, or nonfat dairy products for children ≥ 2.



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