72-Hour Food - Sample Child Menu

Sunday, June 14, 2009

Here's a sample menu for 72-hour food for a younger child:

Day 1
Breakfast: FiberOne toaster pastries (380 cal)
Lunch: fruit gelatin (70 cal), Chef Boyardee mac n' cheese (190 cal)
Dinner: Graduates meal (140 cal), granola bar (100 cal)
Snacks: fruit rollup (50 cal), fruit snacks (80 cal), peanut butter crackers (190 cal), yogurt raisins (120 cal), UHT chocolate milk (180 cal)

Total calories for day: 1500
Total weight: 2 lb 9 oz

Day 2
Breakfast: Milk N' Cereal bar (160 cal), diced peaches (80 cal)
Lunch: Spaghetti-Os (150 cal), applesauce (80 cal)
Dinner: Ronzoni Bistro pasta (260 cal), granola bar (100 cal)
Snacks: fruit rollup (50 cal), fruit snacks (80 cal), animal crackers (120 cal), peanut butter crackers (190 cal), UHT chocolate milk (180 cal)

Total calories for day: 1550
Total weight: 2 lb 13 oz

Day 3
Breakfast: PopTarts (420 cal)
Lunch: Graduates meal (110 cal), fruit cup (43 cal)
Dinner: Chef Boyardee ravioli (240 cal), granola bar (100 cal)
Snacks: fruit rollup (50 cal), fruit snacks (80 cal), peanut butter crackers (190 cal), raisins (120 cal), UHT chocolate milk (180 cal)

Total calories for day: 1530
Total weight: 2 lb 9 oz

I tried to go with smaller meals and more snacks for younger kids, since they often prefer to "graze" throughout the day or in between meals.

Here are the adult sample menus for 72-hour kit food:
Adult sample menu 1
Adult sample menu 2

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