Infancy/Early Childhood

Life Cycle

lunch1 small or half salmon burger with small whole-wheat roll, 1 T. light mayo, 2 leaves romaine, ½ c. sweet potato fries* 1 small orange2 oz. meat/beans
2 oz. whole grains
¾ c. vegetables
½ c. fruit

Calorie needs for a infant/child

Males - 10 to 12 months: 717 to 768 calories per day

Females -10 to 12 months: 717 to 768 calories per day

By the time that children are 2 to 3 years of age, daily calorie needs are 1,000 to 1,400 calories per day, depending on the child's activity level.

Foods they should eat are blueberries, yogurts, squash, lentils , dark leafy greens, broccoli, avocados, meats,prunes,