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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.

Bread¼ or ½ slice
Bagel or bun¼ or ½
Ready-to-eat cereal⅓ to ½ cup
Cooked cereal¼ to ½ cup
Rice, pasta¼ to ⅓ cup
Cooked, canned or fresh chopped fruits and vegetables¼ to ⅓ cup
Whole or sliced fruit¼ to ½ piece
Milk or yogurt½ cup
Meat, chicken, fish, beans, or egg1 to 3 tablespoons

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