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This menu is planned for a two-year-old child who weighs approximately 27 pounds (12.5 kg).

  • 1 tablespoon = 3 teaspoons (15 ml)
  • 1 tablespoon = 1⁄2 ounce (15 ml)
  • 1 ounce = 30 ml
  • 1 cup = 8 ounces (240 ml)

Breakfast

  • 1⁄2 cup nonfat or low- fat milk
  • 1⁄2 cup iron- fortified cereal or 1 egg
  • 1⁄3 cup fruit (for example, banana, cantaloupe, or strawberries)
  • 1⁄2 slice whole wheat toast
  • 1⁄2 teaspoon margarine or butter or 1 teaspoon jelly

Snack

  • 4 crackers with cheese or hummus or 1⁄2 cup cut- up fruit or berries
  • 1⁄2 cup water

Lunch

  • 1⁄2 cup low- fat or nonfat milk
  • 1⁄2 sandwich—1 slice whole wheat bread, 1 ounce meat, slice of cheese, veggie (avocado, lettuce, or tomato)
  • 2–3 carrot sticks (cut up) or 2 tablespoons other dark- yellow or dark-green vegetable
  • 1⁄2 cup berries or 1 small (1⁄2 ounce) low-fat oatmeal cookie

Snack

  • 1⁄2 cup nonfat or low-fat milk
  • 1⁄2 apple (sliced), 3 prunes, 1⁄3 cup grapes (cut up), or 1⁄2 orange

Dinner

  • 1⁄2 cup nonfat or low-fat milk
  • 2 ounces meat
  • 1⁄3 cup pasta, rice, or potato
  • 2 tablespoons vegetable

 

Last Updated
1/2/2014
Source
Adapted from Caring for Your Baby and Young Child: Birth to Age Five (Copyright © 2009 American Academy of Pediatrics)
The information contained on this Web site should not be used as a substitute for the medical care and advice of your pediatrician. There may be variations in treatment that your pediatrician may recommend based on individual facts and circumstances.