Nutrition Guidelines for Preschoolers and School Age Children

In case you were curious ( I was!), here are the nutritional guidelines for preschool age and school age children (ages 4-10). You can also look at the FDA’s new food pyramid for further information. The amounts listed below are minumum recommended daily allowances. Seeing some of those amounts convicted me to never buy another fruit snack or “quick” snack again!

Milk (1% or skim):
ages (4-6) 2-2.5 cups/day
ages (7-10) 3 cups/day

Meat, Poultry, Fish, Cheese, Eggs, Cheese:
ages (4-6) 2-3 oz/day
ages (7-10) 4 oz/day

Fruits:
ages (4-6) 2-3 servings (1/3 C or 1/2 small fruit)
ages (7-10) 2-4 servings (1/2 C or 1 small fruit)

Vegetables:
ages (4-6) 2-3 servings (1/3 C)
ages (7-10) 3-5 servings (1/2 C)

Breads and Cereals (whole grain only):
ages (4-6) 4-9 servings
ages (7-10) 6-11 servings

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