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TODDLER SIZE PORTIONS
« on: November 03, 2004, 16:51:33 pm »
From Babytalk, March 2002
Four servings of milk?  Two servings of vegetables?  Relax.  When experts talk about toddler servings, they're talking about very small amounts.  Here, in real-life terms, is what a typical tot needs a day:

MILK: 4 SERVINGS
A serving equals 1/2 cup of whole milk or 1/2 cup of full-fat yogurt or 1 1/2 ounces of cheese (approximately 1 inch square)

GRAINS: 6 SERVINGS
A serving equals 1/2 slice of bread or 1/4 cup cereal or 1/4 cup rice or paste or 3 crackers (approximately Saltine size)

FRUITS: 2 SERVINGS
A serving equals 1/4 fresh fruit, sliced or cubed, or 2 tablespoons pureed or 3 ounces of juice

VEGETABLES:  2 SERVINGS
A serving equals 1 to 2 tablespoons of well-cooked or pureed vegetables

PROTEIN: 2 SERVINGS
A serving equals 1 egg (cooked however your child will eat it) or 1 to 2 tablespoons of meat, fish or poultry or 1 to 2 tablespoons of legumes, including tofu and beans.

Bon appetit!  :D

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« Reply #1 on: November 03, 2004, 17:18:19 pm »
Thanks for the great information Carla. I had seen similar information,but am glad to see it again. I am printing your post and putting on the fridge door.  :D
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« Reply #2 on: November 03, 2004, 19:50:12 pm »
Ditto!  :D
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« Reply #3 on: November 04, 2004, 00:37:35 am »
Carla

Thank you so much for the info :D .  I made it into an announcement so it won't get pruned.


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« Reply #4 on: November 10, 2004, 17:57:13 pm »
Boy, am I glad I stumbled onto this....I have been so paranoid about sizes and portions.....thanks tons, Carla!
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« Reply #5 on: November 10, 2004, 21:11:05 pm »
Thanks Carla for posting this...great info!
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« Reply #6 on: December 11, 2005, 09:43:53 am »
Is a two and a half year old a toddler? ( Are these serving sizes the same for that age group?)
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« Reply #7 on: March 03, 2006, 01:53:22 am »
bumping - can a mod make this a sticky please???  :)
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« Reply #8 on: March 12, 2006, 04:45:52 am »
what age is considered a toddler? 13 months?
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« Reply #9 on: March 12, 2006, 09:09:54 am »
I think Tracy Hogg says it can be anything from 8 months!

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« Reply #10 on: March 23, 2006, 16:04:57 pm »
Thanks for this it's very useful - printed and on the fridge too  :)
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« Reply #11 on: January 10, 2007, 23:40:19 pm »
Need to print off and use as a referrence...however, those servings are still WAY MORE then I can get Weston to eat on a daily basis.  :-[ He's by no means small or having trouble gaining weight, he's always been in the BIGGER range..(guess he has a SLOW metab)  :-\



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« Reply #12 on: January 12, 2007, 12:11:08 pm »
I was going to say the same - I'd love to be able to persuade dd to eat that much on a daily basis!
She however is small and doesn't gain weight so easily. Irritating child  >:(
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« Reply #13 on: March 31, 2007, 19:47:23 pm »
Thank you so much for posting this!  I'm printing it right now and putting it on the fridge, becuase I keep thinking in adult terms.

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« Reply #14 on: March 31, 2007, 20:23:51 pm »
I just read that if you find yourself thinking in 'adult terms' it's easier to realize that toddlers serving size is about 1/4th of adult servings...makes it a little easier to get Weston's dinner plate ready that way. :)