Pediatric Nutrition

Feeding Your Child - Ages 10-12

Food Group Suggested Servings 10- to 12-Year-Olds Nutrients Provided
Milk/Dairy
Milk
Yogurt
Cheese
4 daily  
1 cup
1 cup
1 1/2 oz.
Calcium
Riboflavin
Protein
Meat/Protein*
Beef, Pork, Fish, Poultry
Eggs
Peanut Butter
4 daily
 
 
3 oz.
1 oz.
3 Tbsp.
Protein
Niacin
Thiamin
Iron
Fruit/Vegetables
Fruit
Fruit Juice
Vegetables
4-6 daily  
1 medium piece
8 oz.
1/2 cup
Vitamin C
Vitamin A
Breads/Cereals
Whole grain bread
Hot cereal, rice, pasta
Ready-to-eat cereal
Crackers
6-11 daily  
2 slices
1 cup
2 oz.
5-6
Thiamin
Iron
Niacin
Fats/Oils 3 daily—significant source of calories 1 tsp. Fatty Acids
Vitamins A, D, K, E
Other
1/3 c. pudding, ice cream, 2-3" cookies, 1 oz. cake, 1/3 oz. pie, 2 Tbsp. jelly
100 calorie portions—use in moderation. This group is a significant source of calories from fat and sugar. 3 portions