A day in a Preschooler diet

  • Help your Preschooler meet her nutritional needs every day with breakfast, lunch, dinner and snacks.
  • Get delicious suggestions to feed your Preschooler today.
  • Visit the Menu Planner for even more delicious meal ideas.

This sample day meal plan was created by Registered Dietitians to help meet your Preschooler’s nutrition goals. Your child may eat more or less—so be sure to always follow his hunger and fullness cues.

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And check out the GerberMenu to get other great ideas for your little one’s mealtimes.


  • ½ cup low-fat milk (1%)
  • ⅓ cup toasted oat cereal
  • ⅓ cup cantaloupe melon, diced to ¼"

Mid-morning snack

  • ½ cup sliced banana
  • ½ cup low-fat milk (1%)


  • ½ cup low-fat milk (1%)
  • 1 tray GERBER® Lil' Entrees® Yellow Rice & Chicken with Vegetables in Sauce with Green Beans & Carrots
  • 1 slice whole-wheat toast
  • 2 tbsp. ranch dressing
  • 1 tsp. margarine (on toast or vegetables)   

Afternoon snack

  • ⅓ cup sliced peaches, peeled and cut to ¼" dices
  • ¼ whole grain bagel with cream cheese cut to bite-sized pieces


  • ½ cup low-fat milk (1%)
  • ½ hamburger on whole-grain bun with lettuce and tomato, cut to bite-sized pieces
  • ¼ cup sliced avocado, cut to bite-sized pieces
  • 1 tray GERBER® Veggie Pick-Ups™ – Diced Carrots
  • 1 GERBER® GRADUATES® Arrowroot Cookie
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