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High Calorie High Protein Diet

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  • Have a regular meal/snack schedule (breakfast, snack, lunch, snack, dinner)
    • Do not offer food in between these times
    • Try to limit distractions during meals (sit at the table, turn TV off, no toys at the table)
  • Offer milk more than water
  • Never force your child to eat
  • Offer a variety of foods
  • Make foods look attractive and fun

Ways to add calories

  • Add fat to meals (butter, olive oil, cream, etc.)
  • Use mayonnaise generously in sandwiches
  • Add avocado to smoothies
  • Put cheese on it
  • Choose full fat dairy

Recommended Foods

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High Calorie Snacks

Snacks are a great way to add extra calories into your child’s diet. Aim to offer three meals and two snacks per day.

  • Tortilla or chips with guacamole
  • Banana or apple with peanut butter
  • Yogurt parfait (whole milk yogurt with fruit and granola)
  • Trail mix
  • Tuna salad with crackers
  • Cheese and crackers
  • Peanut butter and jelly sandwich
  • Egg salad with crackers
  • Pediasure
  • Oatmeal with whole milk

Sample Menu

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Disclaimer:This information is not intended to substitute or replace the professional medical advice you receive from your child's physician. The content provided on this page is for informational purposes only, and was not designed to diagnose or treat a health problem or disease. Please consult your child's physician with any questions or concerns you may have regarding a medical condition.

Reviewed: 10/2018

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