I thought I would post an example meal plan I followed at the start of our refeeding journey to show people just how much is required. I consider myself to be a good parent who is well educated however when we had our first meeting with the dietician it shocked me just how much I DIDN’T Know about nutrition!
Please if anyone else wants to post examples I’m sure it would help. We live in the UK so I am aware there are many variations of diets throughout the world and our forum.
Below is copied from one of my early posts:
Breakfast - full bowl porridge made with full cream milk+ 2 slices toast with peanut butter+ banana+ glass of fruit juice.
Morning snack - bagel with cream cheese and smoke almon
Lunch 2x sandwiches (4x slices whole meal bread) with filling (tuna mayo or chicken mayo or ham and cheese etc) + full fat yogurt + crisps/cake
Afternoon snack - 4 x crackers with topping (mackerel pate)
Dinner - a dinner with a third carbs (rice or potato or pasta etc) a third protein (chicken, meats, fish etc) and third vegs + pudding (cheesecake)
Supper - bowl cereal plus 2 x slices toast with butter/jam/chocolate spread topping etc
In addition glasses of water with each meal/snack.
Please no semi skimmed milk or low fat dairy or low anything intact. She needs the fats/calcium to recover and undo damage to bones that restriction can cause. Osteoporosis is one of many issues our children can develop through restriction of nutrients.
When I talk about a third a third a third I mean an average sized dinner plate with each third of the plate full.