School-aged child, tween and teen meal ideasSSchool-aged child, tween and teen meal ideasSchool-aged child, tween and teen meal ideasEnglishNutritionChild (0-12 years);Teen (13-18 years)NANAHealthy living and preventionCaregivers Adult (19+) Educators Hospital healthcare providers Community healthcare providers Remote populations First nationsNA2013-09-27T04:00:00ZStephanie Gladman, RD, MHSc.;Mahsa Esmaeili, RD, MHSc.;Elly Berger, BA, MD, FRCPC, FAAP, MHPE000Flat ContentHealth A-Z<p>Learn how to support your child's changing nutrition needs with nutritious snacks and meal ideas.</p><p>Starting school is a big occasion for you and your child. During this time, and until your child reaches the teen years, your child's diet will depend on their activity levels and growth spurts as well as influences from friends, family and the media. </p> <br><h2>Key points</h2><ul><li>Continue offering your child, or encouraging your child to eat, a range of foods from all four food groups.</li><li>Make breakfast an essential start to your child's day so that they have enough fuel to help them concentrate at school.</li><li>Work with your child to prepare breakfasts and lunches the night before so they can more easily choose nutritious food when they are hungry or in a hurry.</li><li>Continue establishing good eating habits at dinner time by encouraging the family to eat and talk together.</li><li>Work with your child on different meal and snack options over time.</li></ul> <br>
Idées de repas d'enfants d'âge scolaire, des préadolescents et d'adolescentsIIdées de repas d'enfants d'âge scolaire, des préadolescents et d'adolescentsSchool-aged child, tween and teen meal ideasFrenchNutritionChild (0-12 years);Teen (13-18 years)NANAHealthy living and preventionCaregivers Adult (19+) Educators Hospital healthcare providers Community healthcare providers Remote populations First nationsNA2013-09-27T04:00:00ZStephanie Gladman, RD, MHSc.;Mahsa Esmaeili, RD, MHSc.;Elly Berger, BA, MD, FRCPC, FAAP, MHPE000Flat ContentHealth A-Z<p>Découvrez comment soutenir les besoins nutritionnels changeants de votre enfant à l’aide d’idées de collations et de repas nutritifs.<br></p><p>Le début de l’école est une grande occasion pour vous et votre enfant. Pendant cette période, et jusqu’à ce que votre enfant atteigne l’âge de l’adolescence, le régime alimentaire de votre enfant variera en fonction de son niveau d’activité, de ses poussées de croissance ainsi que de l’influence de ses amis, de sa famille et des médias.<br></p><h2>À retenir</h2><ul><li>Offrez à votre enfant, ou encouragez-le à manger, une variété d’aliments provenant des quatre groupes alimentaires.</li><li>Faites du déjeuner la première étape essentielle de la journée de votre enfant afin qu’il ait suffisamment d’énergie pour se concentrer à l’école.</li><li>Préparez le déjeuner et les dîners la veille avec votre enfant afin qu’il apprenne à faire des choix alimentaires sains plus facilement.</li><li>Continuez à établir de bonnes habitudes alimentaires au moment du souper en encourageant les membres de la famille à manger et à discuter.<br></li></ul>

 

 

School-aged child, tween and teen meal ideas1464.00000000000School-aged child, tween and teen meal ideasSchool-aged child, tween and teen meal ideasSEnglishNutritionChild (0-12 years);Teen (13-18 years)NANAHealthy living and preventionCaregivers Adult (19+) Educators Hospital healthcare providers Community healthcare providers Remote populations First nationsNA2013-09-27T04:00:00ZStephanie Gladman, RD, MHSc.;Mahsa Esmaeili, RD, MHSc.;Elly Berger, BA, MD, FRCPC, FAAP, MHPE000Flat ContentHealth A-Z<p>Learn how to support your child's changing nutrition needs with nutritious snacks and meal ideas.</p><p>Starting school is a big occasion for you and your child. During this time, and until your child reaches the teen years, your child's diet will depend on their activity levels and growth spurts as well as influences from friends, family and the media. </p> <br><h2>Key points</h2><ul><li>Continue offering your child, or encouraging your child to eat, a range of foods from all four food groups.</li><li>Make breakfast an essential start to your child's day so that they have enough fuel to help them concentrate at school.</li><li>Work with your child to prepare breakfasts and lunches the night before so they can more easily choose nutritious food when they are hungry or in a hurry.</li><li>Continue establishing good eating habits at dinner time by encouraging the family to eat and talk together.</li><li>Work with your child on different meal and snack options over time.</li></ul> <br> <h2>Breakfast</h2> <p>Children and teens should always eat breakfast to ensure they start the day with a balanced meal. This will give them energy and help them to concentrate in school. Consider including some options from the table below. If possible, prepare at least some of the breakfast the night before.</p> <h2>Lunch</h2> <p>Going to school full time means that packing lunches will become part of your child's and teen's routine. Use the following tips when preparing school lunches. </p> <ul> <li>Choose from the options in <a href="https://www.canada.ca/en/health-canada/services/canada-food-guides.html" target="_blank">Canada's Food Guide</a>.</li> <li>Provide small portions of food with plenty of variety. </li> <li>Pack lunches that are easy to carry and eat (try to avoid messy and mushy foods).</li> <li>Use a freezer pack for perishables (food that may go bad). </li> <li>Use leftovers that convert well to lunch-friendly meals. Put them in airtight containers.</li> <li>Over time, involve your child in preparing lunches.</li> <li>Check how much lunch your child brings home. Find out if your child swaps food with friends.</li> <li>Work on new lunch ideas with your child or teen over time. </li> </ul> <h2>Snacks</h2> <p>Children, and teens especially, usually have big appetites after school, so be sure to serve healthy snacks. Snack options should include two of the four food groups to sustain your child's energy levels between meals. For teens, make sure snacks such as washed vegetables, fruit or cheese and crackers readily available.</p> <h2>Dinner</h2> <p>Dinner is a time for the family to connect, so engage all the family in conversation. </p> <p>Check out the meal and snack options in this table.</p> <h2>Sample meal plan</h2> <table class="akh-table"> <thead> <tr><th style="width:100px;"></th> <th style="width:303px;">Day 1</th> <th style="width:329px;">Day 2</th> <th style="width:329px;">Day 3</th> <th style="width:299px;">Day 4</th> <th style="width:281px;">Day 5</th></tr> </thead> <tbody> <tr> <td style="width:100px;">Breakfast<br></td> <td style="width:303px;">Whole wheat toast, nut butter or cheese, banana, milk</td> <td style="width:329px;">Oatmeal, smoothie, milk</td> <td style="width:329px;">Cold whole grain cereal with milk, apple</td> <td style="width:299px;">Bagel with light cream cheese, berries, milk</td> <td style="width:281px;">Scrambled eggs with whole wheat toast and jam, milk</td> </tr> <tr> <td style="width:100px;">Lunch</td> <td style="width:303px;">Chicken salad sandwich, carrots, melon slices (other fruit), water</td> <td style="width:329px;">Egg salad sandwich, raw vegetables stick (carrots and celery) with yogurt dip, fresh or canned peaches, milk</td> <td style="width:329px;">Cheese sandwich, raw vegetables (tomatoes and cucumber), dried fruit (raisins or apricots), water</td> <td style="width:299px;">Macaroni and cheese, carrots and broccoli, apple, oatmeal cookie, water</td> <td style="width:281px;">Tuna sandwich, vegetables, yogurt (plain or fruit), berries, water</td> </tr> <tr> <td style="width:100px;">Dinner</td> <td style="width:303px;">Broiled, baked or grilled fish, potatoes and corn, fruit, oatmeal cookie, milk</td> <td style="width:329px;">Turkey burger on whole wheat bun, sweet potato fries, frozen yogurt, water</td> <td style="width:329px;">Vegetables or beef with pasta, mixed dark green lettuce salad, orange, milk</td> <td style="width:299px;">BBQ chicken, corn, green beans, whole wheat bread, water</td> <td style="width:281px;">Pork or beef kebobs, couscous or rice, apple, milk</td> </tr> <tr> <td style="width:100px;">Snack ideas</td> <td style="width:303px;">Apple with cheese, whole wheat crackers, bran muffin with milk</td> <td style="width:329px;">Whole wheat toast with cream cheese and orange segments, air popped popcorn (for children age five and older )</td> <td style="width:329px;">Banana and berry smoothie, whole wheat crackers and cheese with kiwi halves</td> <td style="width:299px;">Oatmeal cookie, yogurt with berries</td> <td style="width:281px;">Whole wheat crackers with nut butter or cheese, cottage cheese and veggie sticks</td> </tr> </tbody> </table>https://assets.aboutkidshealth.ca/AKHAssets/school-aged_child_tween_teen_meal_ideas.jpgSchool-aged child, tween and teen meal ideas

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