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Q. Can you please suggest changes to my son's food chart?

Answered by
Dr. Preeti Puranik
and medically reviewed by iCliniq medical review team.
This is a premium question & answer published on Jul 14, 2017

Hi doctor,

My son is 3 and a half years old and his weight is 14.5 kg. Since he started going to school recently, there is a change in his diet. He eats eggs from the age of one and he likes to eat non-vegetarian food. As my husband is on a paleo non-vegetarian diet, my son takes more meat now and I am a little concerned about his diet. He eats one egg every day and sometimes two. He eats meat in the form of mutton, chicken or fish thrice a week. His food chart is as follows: 

Morning: Light breakfast of either one dosa or roti or chocolate-flavoured cereal with milk.

Snack:    Roti, paneer roll with cheese or egg dosa or bread omelet with cheese or french toast.

Lunch:    One roti and rice with dal and one vegetable.

Snack:    One banana and a glass of milk.

Dinner:    Two roti with curry or two dosa.

Apart from the above, he has potato chips or an other fried snack twice or thrice a week, but no sweets. He is active and there are no issues with his weight. But, we are concerned about his diet. Kindly suggest changes to be made, if any.

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Hello,

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  • His weight is fine for his age. The diet chart is quite alright, except for the following minor changes:
  1. He should be given a variety of fruits to improve the fiber content.
  2. Try to include at least one more glass of milk. It would be best to take it on days he does not take cereal with milk.
  • Serving meat twice a week and an egg daily is alright. But, please see to it that it is not very oily or spicy.
  • If there is anything else you specifically want to know, you can post it in the follow-up query.

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