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TABLE K-6 Sample Menus: Lunch and Supper 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

Pears

¼ c

½ c

½ c

½ c

Honey dew melon

¼ c

½ c

½ c

½ c

Watermelon

¼ c

½ c

½ c

½ c

Pineapple tidbits

¼ c

½ c

½ c

½ c

Fresh orange slices

¼ c

½ c

½ c

½ c

Vegetable

Mixed vegetables

⅛ c

¼ c

½ c

½ c

Green beans

⅛ c

¼ c

½ c

½ c

Pinto beans

⅛ c

¼ c

½ c

½ c

Broccoli

⅛ c

¼ c

½ c

½ c

Cooked carrots

⅛ c

¼ c

½ c

½ c

Additional vegetable

Sweet potatoes

⅛ c

¼ c

½ c

½ c

Cream corn

⅛ c

¼ c

½ c

½ c

Cabbage

⅛ c

¼ c

½ c

½ c

Cauliflower

⅛ c

¼ c

½ c

½ c

Spinash salad

¼ c

½ c

1 c

1 c

Cereal/grain/bread

WW bun

½ oz

0.9 oz

1.8 oz

1.8 oz

WW elbow pasta

¼ c

½ c

1 c

¾ c

Corn torilla

½ oz

0.9 oz

1.8 oz

1.8 oz

Brown rice

¼ cZ

½ c

1 c

¾ c

WW noodles

¼ c

½ c

1 c

¾ c

Additional grain

Pasta salad

¼ c

WW roll

0.9 oz

Spanish rice*

¼ c

WW roll

0.9 oz

Dinner roll

0.9 oz

Meat/meat alternate*

Chicken burger

½ oz

1 oz

2 oz

2 ½ oz

Beef & macaroni casserole (beef)

½ oz

1 oz

2 oz

2 ½ oz

Chicken tacto (chicken)

½ oz

1 oz

2 oz

2 ½ oz

LF Salisbury steak

½ oz

1 oz

2 oz

2 ½ oz

Tuna patties

½ oz

1 oz

2 oz

2 ½ oz

Fluid milk*

Milk

4 oz

4 oz

8 oz

8 oz

Milk

4 oz

4 oz

8 oz

8 oz

Milk

4 oz

4 oz

8 oz

8 oz

Milk

4 oz

4 oz

8 oz

8 oz

Milk

4 oz

4 oz

8 oz

8 oz

Other items

Light mayo & ketchup

1 tsp each

1 tsp each

1 T each

1 T each

Soft margarine

1 tsp

Salsa

1 tsp

1 T

2 T

2 T

Soft margarine

½ tsp

1 tsp

2 tsp

2 tsp

FF Ranch dressing

1 tsp

½ T

1 T

1 T

 

Week 2

Fruit/juice

Pineapple tidbits

¼ c

½ c

½ c

½ c

Fresh plum

¼ c

½ c

½ c

½ c

Peaches

¼ c

½ c

½ c

½ c

Fruit cocktail

¼ c

½ c

½ c

½ c

Cantaloupe

¼ c

½ c

½ c

½ c

Vegetable

Carrots

⅛ c

¼ c

½ c

½ c

Corn

⅛ c

¼ c

½ c

½ c

Squash

⅛ c

¼ c

½ c

½ c

Broccoli

⅛ c

¼ c

½ c

½ c

Sweet potato sticks

⅛ c

¼ c

½ c

½ c

Additional vegetable

Lettuce & tomato

⅛ c

¼ c

½ c

½ c

Green beans

⅛ c

¼ c

½ c

½ c

Scalloped potatoes

⅛ c

¼ c

½ c

½ c

Black beans

⅛ c

¼ c

½ c

½ c

Spinach salid

¼ c

½ c

1 c

1 c

Cereal/grains/bread

Corn tortilla

½ oz

0.9 oz

1.8 oz

1.8 oz

Rice pilaf

¼ c

½ c

1 c

¾ c

WW bun

½ oz

0.9 oz

1.8 oz

1.8 oz

White rice

¼ c

½ c

1 c

¾ c

WW bread

½ Slice

1 Slice

2 Slices

2 Slices

Additional grain

Spanish rice

¼ c

WW roll

0.9 oz

Pasta Salid

¼ c

WW roll

0.9 oz

Brown rice

¼ c

Meat/meat alternate

Beef tacos (beaf)

½ oz

1 oz

2 oz

2½ oz

Baked chicken

½ oz

1 oz

2 oz

2½ oz

Sloppy joe

½ oz

1 oz

2 oz

2½ oz

Chicken

½ oz

1 oz

2 oz

2½ oz

Baked fish squares

½ oz

1 oz

2 oz

2½ oz

Fluid milk*

Milk

4 oz

4 oz

8 oz

8 oz

Milk

4 oz

4 oz

8 oz

8 oz

Milk

4 oz

4 oz

8 oz

8 oz

Milk

4 oz

4 oz

8 oz

8 oz

Milk

4 oz

4 oz

8 oz

8 oz

Other items

Salsa

1 tsp

1 T

2 T

2 T

Soft margarine

1 tsp

Soft margarine

1 tsp

Ketchup & FF Ranch dressing

1 tsp each

½ T each

1 T each

1 T each

NOTE: c = cup; FF = fat-free; LF = low-fat; oz = ounce; T = tablespoon; tsp = teaspoon; WW = whole wheat.

*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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