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TABLE K-7 Sample Menus: Snack 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

100% fruit juice

½ c

½ c

½ c

1 c

Fresh apple

½ c

½ c

½ c

1 c

Vegetable

Carrots sticks

⅛ c

¼ c

½ c

½ c

Sliced cucumbers

⅛ c

¼ c

½ c

½ c

Additional vegetable

Tomatoes

½ c

Cereal/grain/bread

WW crackers

0.4 oz

0.7 oz

0.7 oz

1.4 oz

Oatmeal square

0.9 oz

1.8 oz

1.8 oz

3.6 oz

Meat/meat alternate

Peanut butter

1 T

2 T

2 T

2 T

String cheese*

½ oz

1 oz

1 oz

1 oz

Fluid milk*/water

Water

4 oz

4 oz

8 oz

8 oz

Milk

4 oz

4 oz

4 oz

4 oz

Water

4 oz

4 oz

8 oz

8 oz

Milk

4 oz

4 oz

4 oz

4 oz

Water

4 oz

4 oz

8 oz

8 oz

Other items

Ranch dressing

1 tsp

1 T

1 T

1 T

Ranch dressing

1 tsp

1 T

1 T

1 T

 

Week 2

Fruit/juice

Fresh fruit salad

½ c

½ c

½ c

1 c

Strawberry/pineapple milk shake (fruit)

½ c

½ c

½ c

1 c

Vegetable

Zucchini slices

⅛ c

¼ c

½ c

½ c

Carrots

⅛ c

¼ c

½ c

½ c

Additional vegetable

Red pepper slices

½ c

Cereal/grain/bread

Graham crackers

½ oz

0.9 oz

0.9 oz

1.8 oz

WW crackers

0.4 oz

0.7 oz

0.7 oz

1.4 oz

Meat/meat alternate

Yogurt*

¼ c

½ c

½ c

½ c

Cottage cheese*

⅛ c

¼ c

¼ c

¼ c

Fluid milk*/water

Milk

4 oz

4 oz

4 oz

4 oz

Water

4 oz

4 oz

8 oz

8 oz

Water

4 oz

4 oz

8 oz

8 oz

Water

4 oz

4 oz

8 oz

8 oz

Strawberry/pineapple milk shake (yogurt)

4 oz

4 oz

4 oz

4 oz

Other items

Hummus

1 T

1 T

1 T

1 T

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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