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Sample Menu for a Baby 8 to 12 Months Old

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Now that your baby is eating solid foods, planning meals can be more challenging. At this age, your baby needs between 750 and 900 calories each day, of which about 400 to 500 should come from breast milk or formula (if you are not breastfeeding)—roughly 24 ounces (720 mL) a day. Breast milk and formula contain vitamins, minerals, and other important components for brain growth.

At about eight months, you may want to introduce foods that are slightly coarser than strained pureed foods. They require more chewing than baby foods. You can expand your baby's diet to include soft foods such as yogurt, oatmeal, mashed banana, mashed potatoes, or even thicker or lumpy pureed vegetables. Eggs (including scrambled) are an excellent source of protein, as are cottage cheese, Greek yogurt, and avocado.

Sample menu ideas for an 8- to 12-month-old baby:

1 cup = 8 ounces = 240 ml
¾ cup = 6 ounces = 180 ml
½ cup = 4 ounces = 120 ml
¼ cup = 2 ounces = 60 ml


  • 2 to 4 ounces cereal, or 1 mashed or scrambled egg

  • 2 to 4 ounces mashed or diced fruit

  • Breastmilk or 4 to 6 ounces formula



  • 2 to 4 ounces yogurt or cottage cheese, or pureed or diced beans or meat

  • 2 to 4 ounces cooked pureed or diced yellow or orange vegetables

  • Breastmilk or 4 to 6 ounces formula



  • 2 to 4 ounces diced diced poultry, meat, or tofu

  • 2 to 4 ounces cooked green vegetables

  • 2 to 4 ounces cooked soft-whole grain pasta or potato

  • 2 to 4 ounces diced or mashed fruit

  • Breastmilk or 4 to 6 ounces formula

Before bedtime

Breastmilk or 6 to 8 ounces formula, or water. (If breastmilk or formula, follow with water or brush teeth afterward).

More information

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  • Starting Solid Foods
  • Breastfeeding Mealtime Milestones
  • Ask the Pediatrician: Is it OK to make my own baby food?
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Caring for Your Baby and Young Child: Birth to Age 5 7th Edition (Copyright © 2019 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.

Sample Menu for a 1-Year-Old Child

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Babies and young toddlers should get about half of their calories from fat. Healthy fats are very important for normal growth and devel­opment at this stage of their development.

All fats are not created equal, though. Healthy fats like those found in avocado, olive oil, fish, nut butters, and dairy are good for your child (and you). Unhealthy fats such as those found in fried foods, fast foods and many packaged foods are not healthy at any age. If you keep your child's daily caloric intake at about 1,000 calories, you needn't worry about overfeeding and risk of weight gain

Here is a sample menu for a one-year-old child who weighs about 21 pounds (9.5 kg):

1 cup = 8 ounces = 240 ml

1 ounce = 2 tablespoons = 30 ml

½ ounce = 1 tablespoon = 15 ml = 3 teaspoons

1 teaspoon = ¹⁄³ tablespoon = 5 ml


  • ½ cup iron-fortified breakfast cereal or 1 cooked egg

  • ½ cup whole or 2% milk

  • ½ banana, sliced

  • 2 to 3 large sliced strawberries


  • 1 slice toast or whole-wheat muffin with 1–2 tablespoons cream cheese or peanut butter, or ½ cup yogurt with cut-up fruit

  • Water or ½ cup whole or 2% milk


  • ½ sandwich: sliced turkey or chicken, tuna, egg salad or peanut butter

  • ½ cup cooked green vegetables

  • ½ cup whole or 2% milk


  • 1 to 2 ounces cubed or string cheese, or

  • 2 to 3 tablespoons fruit or berries

  • Water or ½ cup whole or 2% milk


  • 2 to 3 ounces cooked meat, ground or diced

  • ½ cup cooked yellow or orange vegetables

  • ½ cup whole-grain pasta or potato

  • ½ cup whole or 2% milk


Talk with your child's pediatrician if you have any questions or concerns about your baby's diet.

More information

  • Discontinuing the Bottle
  • Unsafe Foods for Toddlers
  • Selecting Snacks for Toddlers
  • Water & Juice
Last Updated
Caring for Your Baby and Young Child: Birth to Age 5 7th Edition (Copyright © 2019 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.

Nutrition for a 7-10 year old child: principles, menu, diet of a junior schoolchild

The basic principles of rational nutrition remain relevant for people of all ages. Let's call them again:

  1. Adequate energy value of the diet, corresponding to the energy consumption of the child.
  2. Balanced diet for all interchangeable and irreplaceable nutritional factors.
  3. The maximum diversity of the diet, which is the main condition for ensuring its balance.
  4. Optimal diet.
  5. Adequate technological and culinary processing of products and dishes, ensuring their high taste and preservation of the original nutritional value.
  6. Accounting for the individual characteristics of children.
  7. Ensuring food safety, including compliance with all sanitary requirements for the state of the food unit, food supplied, their transportation, storage, preparation and distribution of dishes.

However, the organization of nutrition for adolescents, schoolchildren aged 10-17 has its own characteristics, which consist in taking into account all the changes that occur in the child's body at this age. During this period, special attention should be paid to the following points:

  • There is an intensive growth of the whole organism, comparable to the rate of human development in the first year of life.
  • All major systems are developing: the musculoskeletal (especially the skeleton), there is an increase in muscle mass (taking into account gender characteristics), the cardiovascular and nervous systems, and there is also a radical hormonal restructuring of the body associated with the puberty of a teenager.
  • Against the background of all physical restructuring, the load on the psycho-emotional sphere is increasing.
  • Not only school workloads are increasing, but also the stress caused by the social adaptation of a teenager.

Proper nutrition of schoolchildren can help in solving many problems that arise specifically in adolescence. Now it is especially important to provide the body with all the resources not only for growth and development, but also for the ever-increasing stress at school and puberty.

It is during these years - in fact, starting from the age of 10 - that the child becomes an adult. And this also applies to his physical development, and psycho-emotional, and intellectual. The child learns new rules of adult life. He learns responsibility and independence, learns to build his relationships with people in a new way.

It is also important that it is during this period of growing up that the child learns to independently observe a diet, to eat rationally, regardless of adult supervision. Firstly, to help your body in hard work right now, and secondly, to develop a habit that will come in handy in an independent life. After all, our health depends on how we eat.

When compiling a diet for schoolchildren aged 10-17, changes in physiological needs for nutrients and energy are taken into account depending on the age and gender of the child.

Average daily norms of physiological requirements for nutrients and energy for children and adolescents of school age

Substances 7-10 years old 11-13 boys 11-13 girls 14-17 boys 14-17 girls
Energy, kcal 2350 2750 2500 3000 2600
Proteins, g, including animals 7746 9054 8249 9859 9054
Fat, g 79 92 84 100 90
Carbohydrates, g 335 390 355 425 360

Minerals, mg

Substances 7-10 years old 11-13 boys 11-13 girls 14-17 boys 14-17 girls
Calcium 1100 1200 1200 1200 1200
Phosphorus 1650 1800 1800 1800 1800
Magnesium 250 300 300 300 300
Iron 12 15 18 15 18
Zinc 10 15 12 15 12
Iodine 0. 10 0.10 0.10 0.13 0.13


Schoolchildren's diet is directly related to their daily routine. Most of the time teenagers spend at school. In this regard, the alternation of mental stress and periods of rest should be taken into account. During a period of significant mental stress, food should be fractional and easily digestible. The solid part of the diet, a hearty meal that supplies proteins and fats and requires a long digestion, should be transferred to a period of more or less long rest.

Typical diets for schoolchildren during first and second shifts .

First shift

  • 7.30 – 8.00 Breakfast at home
  • 10.00 – 11.00 Hot breakfast at school
  • 12.00 - 13.00 Lunch at home or at school
  • 19.00 – 19.30 Dinner at home

Second shift

  • 8.00 – 8.30 Breakfast at home
  • 12. 30 - 13.00 Lunch at home (before going to school)
  • 16.00 - 16.30 Hot meals at school
  • 19.30 – 20.00 Dinner at home

When catering in schools, the following basic biomedical requirements should be kept in mind:

  1. The school ration should consist of breakfast and lunch and provide 25% and 35% of the daily requirement, respectively, and in terms of the content of proteins, fats, carbohydrates, vitamins, mineral salts and microelements, breakfast and lunch in total should provide 55-60% of the recommended daily physiological requirements.
  2. Rations must be categorized according to their energy content, protein content, fat content, etc. depending on age.
  3. It is necessary to observe the diet - breakfast before leaving for school, lunch at school (10-11 a.m.), necessary to replenish energy costs and food reserves intensively consumed in the learning process; lunch (at home or at school) and dinner (no later than 2 hours before bedtime).
  4. School meals must be sparing both in terms of the method of preparation (limitation of fried foods) and in terms of their chemical composition (limitation of synthetic food additives, salt, spices, etc.).

Unfortunately, a modern school cannot meet all the requirements. In addition, it is completely impossible to take into account the individual characteristics of each teenager. Therefore, children and their parents must do a lot in this direction themselves.

Breakfast at home

It is not uncommon for children to have a poor breakfast before school or not eat at all. This can be bad for their health. On the other hand, at this difficult age, it is impossible to forcefully solve the problem, and it is not worth it. How can a child get the full nutrition that he simply needs?

Adults should observe the teenager's taste preferences and try to offer the student something healthy and tasty for breakfast. Explain to him why it is so important to eat before school.

Breakfast food should not be "heavy", oversaturated with fats. It can be fish, boiled egg or scrambled eggs, cutlet, cottage cheese, porridge. And, of course, some vegetables. You can supplement the menu with tea, cocoa with milk or juice.

Breakfast to go

You can take a sandwich with boiled meat or cheese to school. You can offer your child to take yogurt, bagels, pies, buns. If possible, you can cook cheesecakes, casseroles for your child. In autumn, apples, pears, cucumbers or carrots are especially good. A student can take juice, compote or tea with him in a carefully washed flask or bottle.

It is very important to note that some foods may spoil quickly at room temperature. Meat products spoil especially quickly. Stale boiled sausage will only harm the stomach. This topic is especially relevant for the cold season, when heating is turned on in schools, and food spoils faster.

Hot lunch

School sandwich cannot replace a full meal. Therefore, it is important to explain to the child, especially if he stays after classes for an “extension”, that it is very important and useful to eat “hot”. If the child is in class until an hour or two, and then goes home, adults should make sure that a full meal is waiting for him there.

Home packaging

How the school lunch is packaged and under what conditions the child will eat it is of great importance. You can use plastic bowls or cling film. In vessels, food will not lose its primary form, it will not stain textbooks.

On the other hand, breakfast wrapped in film is safer and more convenient in terms of food hygiene. It's no secret that students don't always wash their hands before eating. In such a package, you can bite a sandwich and not touch it, holding on only to the film. True, this does not mean that the child does not need to take care of the cleanliness of his hands.

Parents should teach students about the importance of personal hygiene for their health.


Due to the restructuring of the whole organism, many adolescents often have problems with metabolism and, as a result, problems with excess weight and skin condition.

Sometimes these troubles seem insignificant to adults, but for the teenager himself they are very painful.

It is important not to leave the child alone with these problems, especially since many of them are corrected with the right diet.

In this case, in no case should you form this diet on your own, without the help of a nutritionist. Because in any case, the child must receive all the necessary substances and trace elements. Any fasting, "fasting days", diets with a strict calorie restriction, which are difficult even for an adult body, are categorically excluded.

All of the above problems are usually temporary and are eliminated through a balanced diet, daily routine and exercise. However, if the violations are more serious, then treatment issues should be resolved by specialists.

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Rational nutrition for school-age children

Rational nutrition is one of the main means of ensuring the normal physical and mental development of children. It increases their resistance to disease and academic performance.

The value of rational nutrition increases in conditions of a large study load. Modern curricula are very rich. Their implementation requires significant efforts and a large expenditure of time for children, not only at school, but also at home. The role of nutrition in modern conditions is increasing due to the acceleration of physical development and early puberty.

The vast amount of information systematically received by children at school and through other channels (television, radio, cinema, computer, etc.) creates a great burden on the nervous system.

Properly organized nutrition helps to relieve this burden. In modern conditions, increased requirements are imposed on the health of schoolchildren, and ensuring its high level is an important and responsible task.

Rational nutrition plays one of the main roles in solving this problem.

Proper diet is of great importance. According to modern scientific data, the most reasonable and useful for children of school age is the regimen of four or five meals a day.

The best indicators of physical condition, development and performance are observed when school-age children receive food 4-5 times a day. The student's diet is built taking into account meals at home and at school and determines not only the time of eating, but also the caloric volume of each meal. The diet will be different for children who study in the first and second shifts.

  • For first shift students:
  • 1st breakfast (8 hours) - 20%;
  • 2nd breakfast (11 am) – 20%;
  • Lunch (15 hours) - 35%;
  • Dinner (20 hours) - 25%.
  • For students on the second shift:
  • Breakfast (8 hours 30 minutes) - 20%;
  • Lunch (12 hours 30 minutes) - 35%;
  • Afternoon snack (16 hours 30 minutes) - 20%;

Dinner (20 hours 30 minutes) - 25%.

Intervals between separate meals should not exceed 4-5 hours. Thus, better digestion and assimilation of food is ensured, and the feeling of hunger is also eliminated. The interval between dinner and breakfast the next day (night interval) should not exceed 12 hours

Home meals should complement school meals to ensure that the entire daily diet is complete. The regular intake of food every day at the same time in more or less uniform quantities is the basis of rational child nutrition.

Children's nutrition should satisfy both energy and growth needs to the fullest extent.

The calorie requirement of primary school children (7-10 years) is 2400 kcal, the same as the calorie requirement of older people (60-70 years). Children aged 11–13 years should receive 2850 kcal per day, i.e. the same amount as adults employed in work that requires little physical effort.

Adolescents (14-17 years of age) have a greater need for calories than adults. Thus, the calorie requirement of young men (14–17 years old) is 3150 kcal, which corresponds to the needs of male workers aged 18–40 years, engaged in work that requires significant physical effort. Thus, the student's diet should be high-calorie.

This can be achieved by including a sufficient amount of nutrients in the daily diet: proteins, fats, carbohydrates.

The need for protein in children due to the intensive processes of their growth and development is greater than in adults, in whom it is 1.3-1.5 g per 1 kg of body weight. For younger schoolchildren, the need for protein is 2.5–3 g per 1 kg of body weight, for older children (14–17 years old) it is at least 2 g per 1 kg of body weight.

In quantitative terms, children aged 7-10 years should receive 80 g of protein per day, aged 11-13 years - 93 g, boys (14-17 years) - 106 g and girls (14-17 years) - 96 g With the development of puberty, there is a difference in the need for protein and other nutrients in boys and girls.

According to some data, in the same type of activity, boys expend more energy than girls.

The significance of fats in children's nutrition is diverse: they are used for growth, for building nervous tissue and brain tissue. Fats are solvents for vitamins A and D, ensuring their most complete assimilation. Some fats themselves are sources of vitamins A and D, as well as phosphatides and polyunsaturated fatty acids necessary in childhood.

Lack of fat in the diet of children has a negative impact on their health, especially on immunobiological properties.

With insufficient intake of fat, the body's protective properties are weakened and it becomes more sensitive to the effects of adverse environmental factors, especially cold.

Children become more susceptible to various diseases, especially to acute respiratory diseases, influenza, etc. With prolonged insufficient fat content in the diet of children, growth retardation and disorders of the nervous system function are noted.

Excess fat also has a negative effect. At the same time, metabolism is disturbed, the use of protein worsens, and digestion is upset. The need for fat in schoolchildren is the same as the need for protein. The most useful in baby food is butter, which contains vitamins A and D and phosphatides, which are necessary for a growing body.

Vegetable oil should also be used in baby food (10-15% of the total fat content).

Large amounts of vegetable oil cannot be recommended in baby food due to the difficulty of its digestion and assimilation, as well as the creation of excess amounts of polyunsaturated fatty acids, which is undesirable and not indifferent to the child's body.

Carbohydrates, which are the main source of energy for muscle activity, are important in the nutrition of schoolchildren. Due to the high mobility of schoolchildren, their energy consumption is significant.

The amount of carbohydrates in the diet of schoolchildren should be 4 times more than proteins and fats, i. e. 320–420 g per day.

It is necessary to use easily digestible carbohydrates (sugar, honey, jam, confectionery, etc.).

The amount of easily digestible carbohydrates in the schoolchildren's diet should be 20% of the total carbohydrate content, i.e. 70-100 g per day. However, predominantly carbohydrate nutrition with a lack of protein and fat in the diet causes great damage to the health of children.

At the same time, there is a metabolic disorder, lag in growth and general development, obesity, a tendency to frequent diseases. Thus, the student's nutrition should be balanced, that is, including all nutrients in optimal proportions.

For every gram of protein, there should be 1 g of fat and 4 g of carbohydrates.

Food vitamins play an important role in maintaining the health of children. In schoolchildren, due to intensive growth and a large study load, the need for vitamins is increased, especially for vitamins A, D and C.

Satisfaction of the need for these vitamins is achieved through the daily use of milk, cheese, cottage cheese, sour cream, butter, eggs, meat, fish, i.e. products of animal origin.

However, some plant foods can also play a big role in providing vitamin A - green vegetables and carrots, which contain carotene, a substance that is converted into vitamin A in the body

grater or use boiled.

Vitamin D can be formed in the skin under the influence of ultraviolet rays from the sun. Therefore, students should be outdoors as much as possible every day.

Vitamin D supplements should only be taken with a doctor's prescription.

A lot of vitamins A and D are found in the liver, in connection with which liver dishes are very desirable in the diet of schoolchildren. Satisfaction of the need for vitamins C and P, as well as for some B vitamins, occurs mainly due to vegetables and fruits. The diet of schoolchildren should provide for the daily consumption of large quantities of vegetables (300–350 g) and fruits (150–300 g).

The significance of the complex of mineral salts in the development and vital activity of the schoolchild's organism is diverse. They are an essential component of blood, hormones, enzymes, etc., used to build bone, muscle, nervous and other tissues, participate in metabolic processes, maintain the necessary pressure in cells and other complex processes.

Especially important for children are calcium and phosphorus, which are the main structural components of the skeleton. At school age, calcium requires about 1.2 g per day, and almost 2 times more phosphorus .. Especially a lot of calcium is found in milk and dairy products. Milk calcium is absorbed completely.

To meet the daily requirement for calcium, it is enough to consume 0.5 liters of milk or 100 g of cheese. The source of phosphorus in baby food is eggs, cheese, meat, fish, oatmeal, legumes, etc.

With a normal, mixed, balanced, rational diet, the body's need for most minerals, including microelements, is met.

School meals usually consist of part meals at school and main meals at home. The school breakfast provides 500–700 kcal, i.e. 20–25% of the daily ration.

75-80% is allocated to the share of home food, respectively.

Thus, the creation of a high level of nutrition for schoolchildren at home is the key to the health and normal development of children, as well as good academic performance.

Proper nutrition for schoolchildren: the basics of diet and principles for compiling menus

When a child starts going to school, the requirements for his nutrition change, because schoolchildren have quite large psychological and mental stress. In addition, many children attend sports sections.

At the same time, the body continues to grow actively, so the nutrition of a school-age child should always be given sufficient attention.

Let's find out what foods children over 7 years of age need, how much of them a student should consume daily and how best to build a menu for a child of this age.

  • It is necessary to provide proper nutrition to the student and teach him to eat wholesome food
  • Principles of healthy eating
  • A child over the age of 7 needs a balanced, healthy diet as much as a younger child.
  • The main nuances of nutrition for children of this age are as follows:
  • During the day, enough calories should be supplied from food to cover the energy expenditure of the child.
  • Schoolchildren's diet should be balanced in essential and non-essential nutrients. To do this, it is recommended to diversify it as much as possible.
  • It is important to take into account the individual characteristics of the child's body.
  • A minimum of 60% of the protein in a school child's diet must come from animal products.
  • The amount of carbohydrates received from food for a student should be 4 times more than the amount of protein or fat.
  • Fast carbohydrates, presented in the child's menu with sweets, should be up to 10-20% of all carbohydrates.
  • It is important to have a meal schedule so that the child eats regularly.
  • The student's diet should include bread, potatoes, cereals. Flour products for a child should be cooked on wholemeal flour.
  • The child should eat fish once or twice a week. Also, at least once in the weekly menu of the student should be red meat.
  • Legumes for a child of this age are recommended to eat 1-2 times a week.
  • Your child should have five servings of fruits and vegetables per day. One serving is considered an orange, apple, banana or other medium fruit, 10-15 berries or grapes, two small fruits (apricot, plum), 50 g of vegetable salad, a glass of juice (only natural juice is taken into account), a tablespoon of dried fruits, 3 tbsp. l. boiled vegetables.
  • Dairy products should be consumed daily by the child. Three servings are recommended, one of which can be 30 g of cheese, a glass of milk, one yogurt.
  • Sweets and fatty foods are acceptable in a student's diet, as long as they do not replace wholesome and healthy foods, as there are very few vitamins and minerals in cookies, cakes, waffles, french fries and other similar foods.
  • It is worth minimizing the intake of synthetic food additives, as well as spices.

Include fresh fruit and vegetable juices in your child's diet

Needs of a school child

6-9 years old 10-13 years old 14-17 years old
Energy requirement (in kcal per 1 kg of weight) 80 (average 2300 kcal per day) 75 (average 2500-2700 kcal per day) 65 (average 2600-3000 kcal per day)
Protein requirement (g per day) 80-90 90-100 100-110
Fat requirement (g per day) 80 85-95 90-100
Carbohydrate requirement (g per day) 320-260 360-400 400-440
Curd 50 g 50 g 60 g
Meat 140 g 170 g 200-220 g
Milk and dairy products 500 ml 500 ml 500-600 ml
Eggs 1 piece 1 piece 1 piece
Cheese 10-15 g 10-15 g 10-15 g
Fish 50 g 50 g 60-70 g
Sugar and sweets 70 g 80 g 80-100 g
Bakery products 225 g 300 g 300-400 g
Of which rye bread 75 g 100 g 100-150 g
Flour 25 g 30 g 30-35 g
Cereals, pasta and legumes 35-45 g 50 g 50-60 g
Vegetables 275-300 g 300 g 320-350 g
Potato 200 g 250 g 250-300 g
Raw fruit 150-300 g 150-300 g 150-300 g
Dried fruit 15 g 20 g 20-25 g
Butter 25 g 30 g 30-40 g
Vegetable oil 10 g 15 g 15-20 g


A school-going child's eating habits are affected by changes in education. If the child studies in the first shift, then he:

  • Breakfast at home at about 7-8 o'clock.
  • Snacks at school at 10-11 o'clock.
  • Lunches at home or at school at 13-14 o'clock.
  • Dinner at home around 7 pm.

A child whose education takes place on the second shift:

  • Breakfast at home at 8-9 o'clock.
  • Has lunch at home before going to school at 12-13 o'clock.
  • Snacks at school at 4-5 pm.
  • Dinner at home at about 20 o'clock.

Breakfast and lunch should be the most energetically valuable and provide a total of about 60% of daily calories. The child should have dinner a maximum of two hours before he goes to bed.

A good appetite is most often associated with an established diet and significant physical activity during the day

What are the best ways to prepare food?

Schoolchildren can cook food in any way, but it is still not recommended to get involved in frying, especially if the child has low activity or has a tendency to gain subcutaneous fat. The most optimal types of cooking for children are stewing, baking and boiling.

What foods should be limited in the diet?

Try to limit the following foods in the child's menu:

  • Sugar and white bread - when consumed in excess, they cause weight gain.
  • Products containing food additives (dyes, preservatives, etc.).
  • Margarine.
  • Out-of-season fruits and vegetables.
  • Sweet soda.
  • Products with caffeine.
  • Mayonnaise, ketchups and other industrial sauces.
  • Spicy dishes.
  • Fast food.
  • Raw smoked sausages.
  • Mushrooms.
  • Deep-fried dishes.
  • Juices in packages.
  • Chewing gum and lozenges.

Carbonated drinks and foods with harmful additives should be excluded from the diet as much as possible

What liquids to give?

The best drinks for a school-age child are water and milk. The disadvantages of juices are high sugar content and high acidity, so they should either be given at meals or diluted with water.

The total amount of fluid a student should consume per day is affected by their activity, diet and weather. If the weather is hot and the child is active, give the child more water or milk.

Carbonated beverages and caffeinated products are not recommended in primary school age. It is permissible for older students to give such drinks, but not during meals, since iron absorption worsens due to caffeine.

How to make a menu?

  • For breakfast, it is advised to give 300 g of the main dish, for example, porridge, casseroles, cheesecakes, pasta, muesli. Offer him 200 ml of a drink - tea, cocoa, chicory.
  • At lunch, it is advised to eat a vegetable salad or other snack up to 100 g, a first course up to 300 ml, a second course up to 300 g (it includes meat or fish, as well as a side dish) and a drink up to 200 ml.
  • Snack may include baked or fresh fruit, tea, kefir, milk or other drink with biscuits or homemade cakes. The recommended amount of drink for an afternoon snack is 200 ml, the amount of fruit is 100 g, pastries are up to 100 g.
  • The last meal includes 300 g of main course and 200 ml of drink. For dinner, you should prepare a light protein dish for your child, for example, from cottage cheese. Also, dishes from potatoes and other vegetables, cereals, dishes from eggs or fish are well suited for dinner.
  • Bread can be added to each meal in a daily amount of up to 150 g of wheat bread and up to 75 g of rye bread.

First of all, you need to consider what shift the child is studying in, as this affects his meals. In addition, it is recommended to make a diet not for one day, but for the whole week, so that the dishes are not repeated and all the necessary products are present in the weekly menu.

Discuss and create a menu for the whole week together, if you are sure that the child will not be capricious. It is also welcome to involve the child in the process of cooking

An example of the correct menu for the week

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MADOU "Kalinka". Catering

the main (organized) two-week menu is developed in accordance with the requirements of SanPiN 2.3 / 2.4. 3590-20, approved by the Decree of the Chief State Sanitary Doctor of the Russian Federation on October 27, 2020

Nutrition in an organized manner guided by the requirements of regulatory documents and the principles of healthy nutrition, through the implementation of the main (organized) two-week menu by category: from 9 months to 3 years, from 3 to 6 years old, from 7 to 11 years old and an individual menu for children in need of medical and dietary nutrition.

Nutrition in the institution satisfies the physiological daily needs of children in nutrients, energy, vitamins and minerals, distributed by meals in accordance with the time the children spend in kindergarten.

The institution has 5 meals: breakfast, 2 breakfasts, lunch, afternoon tea and dinner. To familiarize parents (legal representatives) in accessible places (hall near the catering unit, reception group cells, the official website of the institution), the following information is posted: the daily menu of the main (organized) meals for the day for all age groups, indicating the name of the meal, the name of the dish, mass and calorie portions, recommendations for organizing a healthy diet.

Meal times

Daily calorie distribution


08.30 – 09.00


Second breakfast

10. 30 – 11.00



12.00 – 13.00








Catering including children with disabilities and persons with disabilities.

In the institution organized meals for children in accordance with their age and time in the institution according to current standards, including for children with disabilities and persons with disabilities. For children in need of medical and dietary nutrition, individual meals are organized in accordance with the presented parents (legal representatives) by appointment of the attending physician.

Meals are provided according to the nutritional norms for each child. Deviations from the calculated daily calorie content and the content of basic nutrients (proteins, fats, carbohydrates) and calorie content do not exceed +/- 5%. A technological map has been developed for each dish.

The menu is compiled on the basis of the main (organized) two-week menu for the age category 9 months -3 years old, 3-6 years old, 6-11 years old. Menu in the Institution by seasons: winter - spring, summer - autumn.

The Ministry of Education and Science of the Republic of Khakassia informs that the Office of Rospotrebnadzor for the Republic of Khakassia in the first half of 2020 monitored the quality and safety of food products traded on the consumer market of the republic. Operational information about the facts of detection of products that do not meet the requirements of technical regulations is posted in the publicly available state information resource in the field of consumer protection of Rospotrebnadzor and Rosakkreditatsiya.

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