Meals and Nutrition
What is the sodium content in Nurture Life meals?
We follow strict nutrition guidelines, which were developed using a combination of recommendations from the Dietary Guidelines for Americans, USDA MyPlate serving suggestions, American Academy of Pediatrics recommendations and clinical nutrition knowledge of our registered dietitians. Our portions have been designed to provide a balanced meal that meets approximately one third of nutrition needs for the day per age.
In general, children should limit sodium to 1,500-2,300mg per day depending on age. At Nurture Life, we use salt both sparingly and consciously, and only post-cooking to provide flavor where it counts. Our sub-ingredients may contain sodium.
Here are our sodium standards:
Age recommendation: 1 – 4 years
Sodium content: 1.2 -1.5 mg sodium / kcal (375 mg – 450 mg per meal maximum)
Examples: Our Chicken Biryani contains 290mg of sodium and our Veggie Ragout Pasta with Fresh Mozzarella contains 200mg
Age recommendation: 5 – 12 years
Sodium content: 1.2 -1.5 mg sodium / kcal (450 mg – 600 mg per meal maximum)
Examples: Our Turkey Meatloaf with Mashed Potatoes & Green Beans contains 440mg of sodium and our Chicken Parmesan with Broccoli contains 340mg of sodium
Teen & Adult Meals
Age recommendation: 13 & Up
Sodium content: 1.2 -1.5 mg sodium / kcal (600 mg – 825 mg per meal maximum)
Examples: Our Chicken Bites with Mashed Sweet Potatoes & Green Beans contains 500mg of sodium and our Southwest Beans & Rice Medley contains 560mg of sodium
Baby Stage 3
Age recommendation: 10 – 24 months
Sodium content: 1.2 mg sodium / kcal in each meal (144mg-180mg per meal max)
Examples: Our Carrot, Raisin, Butternut Squash contains 35mg of sodium; our Black Bean Sweet Potato and Pasta contains 35mg of sodium
Sodium content for all of our meals can be found by clicking on View Details on our meal cards.