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LUNCH INFORMATION Food Requirements for Children Ages Two Years Through Five Years

To meet the child’s daily food needs (as defined by the Texas Department of Protective and Regulatory Service) each child’s lunch should contain the following:

Milk

1 c. milk or 2 oz. Cheese or 1 c. yogurt

Meat or meat alternative (sorry they don’t provide soy equivalents)

2 1⁄2 oz. Cooked meat or 1 egg or 1⁄2 c. beans

Vegetable

3⁄4 c. raw or cooked vegetable or 1 1⁄2 c. raw leafy vegetable

Fruit

1⁄2 c. canned or chopped fruit or l piece fruit or melon wedge or 1⁄4 c. dried fruit or 3⁄4 c. juice

Grains (in addition to grains at morning snack)

1 slice bread or 1⁄2 c. cooked cereal or 1 oz. Ready to eat cereal or 1⁄2 c. cooked pasta or rice or 3 – 5 crackers

This chart is for children who attend Starbright for full day attendance. Morning snack usually provides 1 – 2 servings from the grain group. Afternoon snack (provided by the parents) usually contains food from one of the groups, but varies from day to day. This chart does not include equivalents for soy products, nuts, rice dream or other vegan or vegetarian foods. It comes directly from TDPRS.

Milk

2/3 c. milk or 1 1/3 oz. Cheese or 2/3 c. yogurt

Meat or meat alternative (sorry they don’t provide soy equivalents)

1 2/3 oz. Cooked meat or 1 egg or 1/3 c. beans

V egetable

1⁄2 c. raw or cooked vegetable or 1 c. raw leafy vegetable

Fruit

1/3 c. canned or chopped fruit or 2/3 piece fruit or melon wedge or 1/6 c. dried fruit or 1⁄2 c. juice

Grains (in addition to grains at morning snack)

1 slice bread or 1⁄2 c. cooked cereal or 1 oz. Ready to eat cereal or 1⁄2 c. cooked pasta or rice or 3 – 5 crackers

This chart is for children who attend Starbright for part day (until 2:30) attendance. Morning snack usually provides 1 – 2 servings from the grain group. This chart does not include equivalents for soy products, nuts, rice dream or other vegan or vegetarian foods. It comes directly from TDPRS.

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