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Menu for 7 yr. old child
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Menu for 7 yr. old child

My daughter needs to talk with a nutritionist but her insurance will not cover one.  She thinks she is cutting back but her child keeps gaining weight.  Is there a sample menu for a 7 yr. old child?  Maybe she would see how far off she is.  thank you.
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Is your child male or female?
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Male
What is your child's height?
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54"
What is your child's weight (kgs or lbs)
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116 lb
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His weight and height are above the 95th percentile for his age. For his age he needs approximately 1800-2000 calories a day to grow. It is recommend increasing children's physical activities (play, dance, sports) to lose weight, and not lower calorie intake due to the need of calories for growth. Limit time in front of the TV or non-active-video games. There have been studies showing the longer the length of time a child sit in front of the TV, the greater the weight gain. Limit high sugar drinks/snacks, and try replacing with low fat milk/yogurt or fruit/popcorn/low-fat cheese. Additional suggestions: cook only low fat meats (chicken, fish, loin of pork) or non-meat sources (soy products, nuts), low fat vegetarian combinations (rice & beans, pasta & beans, low fat cheese & pasta), fat free or low fat dairy products (skim milk, 1% milk, low fat cheese, low fat yogurts, low fat soy milk/yogurt), use plant oils, non trans-fat margarines, and eat a lot of fruits, salads, and vegetables. Eat daily high fiber breads and cereals (oatmeal) and limit ‘junk’ foods. Hoped that helped you.
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