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Meal Plans for Kids

Maggie LaBarbera • RN, MBA • May 13, 2012
 
balanced meal for kidsThe New My Plate teaches children what a balanced healthy meal looks like

The following summary meal plan represents one full day of food.

The guidelines are based on the USDA MY Plate Food Guidelines.  

To determine how much your child needs, the USDA determined the calories and servings by food group based on your child's:

age, gender and activity level

Learn more about kids activity and exercise.healthy meals for children

  • Low Activity (sedentary):  less than 30 minutes a day of moderate physical activity in addition to daily activities. (Examples of moderate activities are walking briskly, hiking, dancing, bicycling)
  • Medium Activity: at least 30 minutes up to 60 minutes a day of moderate physical activity in addition to daily activities. (Examples of moderate activities are walking briskly, hiking, dancing, bicycling)
  • High Activity: 60 or more minutes a day of moderate physical activity in addition to daily activities. (Examples of moderate activities are walking briskly, hiking, dancing, bicycling)

Boys Meal Plan Based on the USDA My Plate Guidelines*

Boys Daily Meal Plan

Age Low Activity Medium Activity High Activity
2

Daily 1000 Calorie Meal

Sample Meal Plan

Vegetarian Meal Plan

Daily 1000 Calorie Meal

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Daily 1000 Calorie Meal

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3

Daily 1000 Calorie Meal

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Daily 1400 Calorie Meal

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Daily 1400 Calorie Meal

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Vegetarian Meal Plan

4

Daily 1200 Calorie Meal

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Vegetarian Meal Plan

Daily 1400 Calorie Meal

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Vegetarian Meal Plan

Daily 1600 Calorie Meal

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5

Daily 1200 Calorie Meal

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Vegetarian Meal Plan

Daily 1400 Calorie Meal

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Vegetarian Meal Plan

Daily 1600 Calorie Meal

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6

Daily 1400 Calorie Meal

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Vegetarian Meal Plan

Daily 1600 Calorie Meal

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Vegetarian Meal Plan

Daily 1800 Calorie Meal

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Vegetarian Meal Plan

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Daily 1400 Calorie Meal

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Daily 1600 Calorie Meal

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Vegetarian Meal Plan

Daily 1800 Calorie Meal

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Vegetarian Meal Plan

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Daily 1400 Calorie Meal

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Daily 1600 Calorie Meal

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Daily 2000 Calorie Meal

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Daily 1600 Calorie Meal

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Daily 1800 Calorie Meal

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Daily 2000 Calorie Meal

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10

Daily 1600 Calorie Meal

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Daily 1800 Calorie Meal

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Vegetarian Meal Plan

Daily 2200 Calorie Meal

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Daily 1800 Calorie Meal

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Daily 2000 Calorie Meal

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Daily 2200 Calorie Meal

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Daily 1800 Calorie Meal

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Daily 2200 Calorie Meal

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Daily 2400 Calorie Meal

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Daily 2000 Calorie Meal

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Daily 2200 Calorie Meal

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Daily 2600 Calorie Meal

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Daily 2000 Calorie Meal

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Daily 2400 Calorie Meal

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Daily 2800 Calorie Meal

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Daily 2200 Calorie Meal

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Daily 2600 Calorie Meal

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Daily 3000 Calorie Meal

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Daily 2400 Calorie Meal

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Daily 2800 Calorie Meal

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Daily 3200 Calorie Meal

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Daily 2400 Calorie Meal

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Daily 2800 Calorie Meal

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Daily 3200 Calorie Meal

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Girl Meal Plan Guidelines

Girl Meal Plan Guidelines

Age Low Activity Medium Activity High Activity
2

Daily 1000 Calorie Meal

Sample Meal Plan

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Daily 1000 Calorie Meal

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Daily 1000 Calorie Meal

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3

Daily 1000 Calorie Meal

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Daily 1200 Calorie Meal

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Daily 1400 Calorie Meal

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4

Daily 1200 Calorie Meal

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Daily 1400 Calorie Meal

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Daily 1400 Calorie Meal

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5

Daily 1200 Calorie Meal

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Daily 1400 Calorie Meal

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Vegetarian Meal Plan

Daily 1600 Calorie Meal

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6

Daily 1200 Calorie Meal

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Daily 1400 Calorie Meal

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Daily 1600 Calorie Meal

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Daily 1200 Calorie Meal

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Daily 1600 Calorie Meal

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Vegetarian Meal Plan

Daily 1800 Calorie Meal

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8

Daily 1400 Calorie Meal

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Daily 1600 Calorie Meal

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Daily 1800 Calorie Meal

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Daily 1600 Calorie Meal

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Daily 1600 Calorie Meal

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Daily 1800 Calorie Meal

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Daily 1600 Calorie Meal

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Daily 1800 Calorie Meal

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Daily 2000 Calorie Meal

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Daily 1600 Calorie Meal

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Daily 1600 Calorie Meal

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Daily 2000 Calorie Meal

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Daily 2200 Calorie Meal

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Daily 1600 Calorie Meal

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Daily 2000 Calorie Meal

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Daily 2200 Calorie Meal

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Daily 1800 Calorie Meal

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Daily 2000 Calorie Meal

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Daily 2400 Calorie Meal

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Daily 1800 Calorie Meal

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Daily 2000 Calorie Meal

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Daily 2400 Calorie Meal

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Daily 1800 Calorie Meal

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Daily 2400 Calorie Meal

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Daily 1800 Calorie Meal

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Daily 2400 Calorie Meal

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Written by Maggie LaBarberaWritten on May 13, 2012Last updated on Sep 30, 2013
 
 

 

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