Nutrition Q & A
What Are the Suggested Serving Sizes for Toddlers?
Toddlers grow at a slower rate than infants, but they still need a variety of nutritious foods for growth and health. Offer your toddler foods with different textures, tastes and colors in child-size portions. Listed below are suggested portion sizes for children 1 to 3 years of age.
|Bread||¼ or ½ slice|
|Bagel or bun||¼ or ½|
|Ready-to-eat cereal||⅓ to ½ cup|
|Cooked cereal||¼ to ½ cup|
|Rice, pasta||¼ to ⅓ cup|
|Cooked, canned or fresh chopped fruits and vegetables||¼ to ⅓ cup|
|Whole or sliced fruit||¼ to ½ piece|
|Milk or yogurt||½ cup|
|Meat, chicken, fish, beans, or egg||1 to 3 tablespoons|
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