Correct Diet For Child, 10, With Contents And Calories

Because malnutrition due to lack of sufficient food is one of the commonest abnormal conditions found in childhood, the following standards fora day’s ration for a child 10 years old, of about 60 pounds weight, should be studied:

Breakfast.—One medium orange, one saucer oatmeal with one-half glass milk, one slice whole wheat bread, one teaspoon butter, one glass milk. This contains: Calories, 526; carbohydrate, 71; protein, 20; fat, 18; Vitamins, A, B, and C; iron, XX; calcium, XXX; phosphorus, XX.

Mid-morning Lunch.—One glass milk. This contains: Calories, 152; carbohydrate, 12; protein, 8; fat, 8; vitamins, A, B, and C; iron, X; calcium, XXX; phosphorus, X.

Dinner.—One cup cream of spinach soup, one medium baked potato, one lamb chop, one teaspoon butter, one slice whole wheat bread, one cup cocoa, one saucer pineapple. This contains: Calories, 742; carbohydrate, 88; protein, 30; fat, 30; Vitamins, A, B, and C; iron, XX; calcium, XXX; phosphorus, XX.

Supper.—One egg, two slices bread, two teaspoons butter, one glass milk, one serving fruit cup, containing banana, orange, peach. This contains: Calories, 579; carbohydrate, 73; protein, 20; fat, 23; Vitamins, A, B, and C; iron, X; calcium, XXX; phosphorus, XX.

The day’s ration contains the following totals: Calories, 1,999; carbohydrate, 244; protein, 78; fat, 79; Vitamins, A, B, and C; iron, XX; calcium, XXX; phosphorus, XX. All vitamins are represented except D, which may be added by the use of cod liver oil or viosterol, or exposure to sunlight. A 10-year-old child probably gets enough exposure to sunlight so as not to require much Vitamin D artificially added to the food.