Healthy Eating Decisions
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Nutrition Criterion

Lunch Meal Criterion:

  • At least 1 fruit and 1 vegetable
  • White Milk or appropriate alternative if allergic
  • Calories <500-600
  • Protein (g) at least 14
  • Total fat (g) <16-20 (<25 -30% calories)
  • Saturated fat (g) <10% of calories
  • Trans fat (g) <0.5% of calories
  • Cholesterol (mg) <100
  • Sodium (mg) <600
  • Carbohydrates (g) 60-75
  • Dietary fiber (g) 6-8
  • Vitamin A (RE) 224-300
  • Vitamin C (mg) 15-18
  • Iron (mg) 3.5-4.5
  • Calcium (mg) 286-400
  • Vitamin D (IU) 100-150

Based on Daily Targets of:

  • 1800 calories*
  • 2300 mg sodium**

*The DASH eating plan, NIH
**Children's Nutrition Research Center at Baylor College of Medicine, Journal of Nutrition, Buford L Nichols

About our Dietitian

JuliSu DiMucci-Ward, RD, MPH, CDE, LD has over 20 years of experience as a pediatric dietitian. JuliSu has a strong desire to educate and consult patients, individuals and families in the matters of nutritional and diabetes care. She has demonstrated abilities in developing and implementing programs to better educate communities concerning nutritional health, as well as diabetes management.


Master of Public Health, The University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill (1989)
Bachelor of Science in Community Nutrition, The University of California, Davis (1984)


Licensed #488 dietitian SC
License #132309 - Certified Diabetes Educator
Member #721719 - American Dietetic Association
Board Certified Specialist in Pediatric Nutrition, June 2004 to May 2009