Childhood Growing Up With Healthy Habits (4-8 years)
(1200, 1400, 1600, 1800, 2000) calorie intake depends on gender, age and activity level)
55% carb, 15% protein, 30% fat
The Growing Up With Healthy Habits template will help parents start their child, aged 4
to 8 years, on life-long healthy eating practices. Habits are formed at a young age and
starting good habits early is vital. It is important that children be structured in their
eating routine and that they learn young what healthy foods actually are. Not only will
the child adopt good eating habits but parents will become aware of how to encourage
healthy eating habits for life. Children need a blend of calories and nutritional intake to
fit their gender, age and activity level and keep them growing and developing properly.
This template fits all of that into a 7-day plan that encourages and teaches children to try
a variety of healthy and tasty foods that are good sources of fiber, provide essential
vitamins, minerals and antioxidants and contain no added sugars. This template is built
around three meals and two snacks per day to fit childrenÆs school schedule. Lunches are
planned so that they can be packed for school and dinners were created so they can be
enjoyed with the whole family.