A Toddler Food Guide

Most of the parents think , feeding the toddler is one of the hardest job. And we are not sure whether they had enough or not. I find this is helpful. Hope you like it

How much food: 1-2 years
Vegetables and legumes – 2-3 serves
Fruit – ½ serve
Grain – 4
Lean meat, poultry, fish, eggs, nuts and seed – 1
Milk, yoghurt, cheese – 1 – 1.5
Additional serves – 0
How much food: 2-3 years
Vegetables and legumes – 2.5 serves
Fruit – 1 serve
Grain – 4
Lean meat, poultry, fish, eggs, nuts and seed – 1
Milk, yoghurt, cheese – 1.5
Additional serves – 0-1
What does a ‘serve’ look like?
While those in the dietician world think of this ‘serve’ measurement as intrinsic knowledge, lets break it down into layman’s terms.

A serve of vegetables:
½ cup of cooked green or orange vegetables
½ cup of cooked/canned beans, peas or lentils
1 cup of leafy, raw greens
½ cup sweet corn
½ medium potato
1 medium tomato

A serve of fruit:
1 medium apple, banana, orange or pear
2 small apricots, kiwi fruit or plums
1 cup of diced/canned fruit (no added sugar)
*Note – you can occasionally swap this for half a cup of fruit juice (no added sugar) or 30g of dried fruit

A serve of grains:
1 slice of bread
½ cup of cooked rice, pasta, noodles, quinoa, polenta etc.
½ cup of cooked porridge
¼ cup of muesli
1 crumpet1 small English muffin
3 crispbreads (35gm)

A serve of lean meat, poultry, fish, eggs:
65g cooked red meats
80g cooked poultry (chicken or turkey)
100g cooked fish fillet
1 small can of fish
2 large eggs
1 cup cooked/canned beans/lentils/chick peas
170g tofu
A serve of milk, yoghurt, cheese:
1 cup fresh milk, long-life milk, soy milk, rice milk
2 slices hard cheese
½ cup ricotta cheese
3/4 cup yogurt



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