Childhood Low Cholesterol 9-18 years 2000
The Childhood Obesity Low Cholesterol 2000 template, along with additional doctor’s orders such as physical activity, will help children to get a handle on high cholesterol levels as well as help them reach a healthy weight.
55% carb, 20% protein, 25% fat
Creator: Kimberly Tessmer, LD RD in conjunction with Dr Zachery Reda, MD
Adults are not the only ones that can be affected by high cholesterol levels. Children can also experience elevated levels that can cause health problems as they grow. High cholesterol levels in children is usually linked to family history, diet and/or obesity. The Childhood Obesity Low Cholesterol templates, along with additional doctor’s orders such as physical activity, will help children to get a handle on high cholesterol levels as well as help them reach a healthy weight. This low cholesterol meal template provides intake averages of less then 200 mg of cholesterol per day as well as less then 7 percent of total calories coming from saturated fats. Not only will this template help to lower total cholesterol and bad fat intake (saturated fat and trans fat) but it will ensure that children receive adequate calories and nutritional intake needed, according to gender, age and activity level, for proper development. This 7-day plan encourages and teaches children to try a variety of healthy and tasty foods that are good sources of fiber, healthy fats, essential vitamins and minerals as well as disease fighting antioxidants. This template is built around three meals and two snacks per day to fit children’s 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.