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Diet Plan For Children

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1800-Calorie Diet For Children

Here is a basic 2-day calorie-controlled diet plan for children, containing approximately 1800 calories, which includes foods from all major food groups for optimum nutrition, micronutrients and dietary fiber. Each meal is listed with total calories in brackets, and individual foods are accompanied by their individual calorie content. For Day 2, see Eating Plan For Children

Additional Snacks For Children
Boys may need extra snacks. See Diet Snacks and Calorie Needs For Children

Day 1 (1807)

Breakfast - Cereal with Seeds and Raisins (365 calories)

2 Shredded Wheat biscuits (or 2 Weetabix) [160]
1/2 cup fat-free milk [45]
1 tbsp pumpkin or sesame seeds [45]
1 tbsp raisins [45]
1 apple, chopped [70]

Top the biscuits with milk, seeds, raisins and apple.

Snack (150 calories)
6 fl oz yogurt drink

Lunch - Tuna Salad in Pita w/Vegetable Juice (350 calories)

1 whole wheat pita [140]
3 oz tuna, canned in water [90]
1 tbsp light mayo [50]
Shredded carrot and lettuce [20]
8 fl oz vegetable juice [50]

1. Drain the tuna and flake. Mix together with the shredded carrot, lettuce and mayo.
2. Pile the mixture into the pita.
3. Serve with the vegetable juice.

Snack (180 calories)
3 whole wheat crackers, 1 oz low-fat cheese, handful baby carrots

Dinner - Chicken Burger, Wheat Bun, Cheese & Crackers w/Grapes (542 calories)

4 oz boneless, skinless chicken breast [130]
1 regular whole wheat hamburger bun [140]
1 tbsp salsa [12]
1 small tomato, sliced [20]
Couple leaves lettuce [5]
Thinly sliced red onion [10]

Dessert:
2 whole wheat crackers [60]
1 oz low-fat cheese [90]
Small bunch (about 4 oz) grapes [75]

1. Broil chicken on both sides until cooked.
2. Split the bun and lightly toast.
3. Top with salsa, lettuce, onion and tomato.
4. Follow with the cheese, crackers and grapes.

Snack (220 calories)
Selection of chopped fruit (cantaloupe, strawberries, kiwifruit, peaches) [90] topped with scoop low-fat ice cream [90] topped with tbsp chopped nuts [40].

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