Toddler food group guide

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  • ¾ cup of vegetables and 1 cup of fruit is recommended every day for your Toddler.

Here are some sample food group serving sizes to help meet your Toddler’s nutrition goals, shown below.


Food Groups Serving Size Examples Total Daily Goals:
Milk ½ - ⅔ cup milk or yogurt
1 slice American cheese
16 fl. oz.
Vegetables ¼ cup soft, peeled and cooked, mashed or cut to bite-size pieces ¾ cup
Fruits
(Limit juice to 4 fl. oz. of 100% juice, only once a day)
¼ cup soft peeled, mashed or chopped fruit; 4 fl. oz.100% fruit juice 1 cup
Meat/Beans 1-3 tablespoons cooked; mashed or easy-to-chew chopped meat, beans or eggs 1½ oz.
Grains
(Choose whole grains whenever you can)
¼ cup cereal, rice or pasta or ½ slice bread, ½ cup hot cereal 2 oz. equivalent
Fats/Oils ½-1 tablespoon dressing, cooking oil or soft margarine 2 tablespoons

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