Children of different ages and activity levels need different amounts of food. The more physical activity your child gets, the more calories they can consume. If your child is not very active, then fewer calories need to be consumed. To help find the balance between food and physical activity, refer below to the menus, which are based on age groups and calorie levels as recommended by the USDA’s “My Pyramid.”
Moore, Louise and Walters, Jackie, "Feeding Children: How Much is Enough?" (2009). Family and Consumer Sciences Publications. 65.