Health Tip: Reduce Toddler Serving Sizes08/15/11
(HealthDay News) -- When sizing a toddler's meal, keep in mind
that serving sizes should be smaller for smaller tummies.
The American Dietetic Association mentions these serving size
guidelines for toddlers aged 2 to 3:
- Toddlers should eat about 3 ounces of grains per day. For
example, this works out to about three slices of bread, or one
slice of bread plus one-third cup cold cereal and one-forth cup
cooked rice or pasta.
- One cup of various vegetables per day meets their vegetable
- One cup of fruits per day will satisfy their fruit
- Toddlers should have about 2 cups of milk per day.
- Toddlers should have about 2 ounces of meat or beans per
- Limit oils to about 3 teaspoons per day.
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