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Sample Menu: 12 Months Old

Here is a sample menu for a 1-year-old who weighs about 21 pounds. It includes fruits and vegetables, dairy, whole grains, and nutrients that your child needs to be healthy.


  • 1⁄2 cup iron- fortified breakfast cereal or 1 cooked egg. 
  • 1⁄4–1⁄2 cup whole milk (with cereal or without). 
  • Fruit can be added to cereal or on its own. 
  • 1⁄2 banana, sliced. 
  • 2–3 large sliced strawberries. 


  • 1 slice of toast or whole wheat muffin with 1–2 tablespoons cream cheese or peanut butter, or yogurt with cut-up fruit. 
  • 1⁄2 cup whole milk. 


  • 1⁄2 sandwich with sliced turkey or chicken, tuna, egg salad, or peanut butter. 
  • 1⁄2 cup cooked green vegetables. 
  • 1⁄2 cup whole milk. 


  • 1–2 ounces cubed or string cheese, or 2–3 tablespoons of fruit or berries. 
  • 1 cup whole milk. 


  • 2–3 ounces cooked meat, ground or diced. 
  • 1⁄2 cup cooked yellow or orange vegetables. 
  • 1⁄2 cup pasta, rice, or potato. 
  • 1⁄2 cup whole milk.