Daily Food Plans

Daily Food Plan for Preschoolers

A daily food plan shows what and how much your child should eat to meet his or her needs. You can create an eating plan for your preschooler using the SuperTracker's MyPlan. You will be asked to create a profile using your child’s information. You can register to save the profile if you want to.

Use the Plan as a general guide to help you feed your child. It will show what and how much to offer your child to meet his or her needs.

Do not be concerned if your preschooler does not eat the exact amounts suggested. Each child's needs may differ from the average, and appetites can vary from day to day. Try to balance the amounts over a few days or a week. Your child’s doctor can track his or her height and weight over time to identify specific needs.

While the amount eaten daily may vary, the average amounts over time should be similar to this plan. Food plans are based on average needs by age and activity level. Your preschooler's food needs also depend on how fast he or she is growing and other factors.

Limit the amount of empty calories (solid fats & added sugars) you feed your preschooler. To keep sodium low, choose and prepare foods with little or no salt. Use the SuperTracker to find the amount of sodium and empty calories in your meals.