A day in a Toddler’s diet

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  • Here’s an example of a nutritious menu to help you plan your Toddler’s day.

Toddlers generally eat three meals and two snacks a day. Keep in mind that snacktime for your Toddler is just as important as mealtime.

Below are suggested foods and portions for your Toddler’s balanced diet. Remember to follow her hunger and fullness cues and let her decide how much she wants to eat.

Menu suggestion 1

Breakfast

  • 4 fl. oz. whole milk
  • 1 bowl GERBER® BREAKFAST BUDDIES® Hot Cereal with Real Fruit—Peach Flavor 
  • ½ cup sliced banana 


Mid-morning snack

  • 4 fl. oz. GERBER® GOOD START® Grow Nutritious Toddler Drink in a cup* 
  • 8 pieces GERBER® GRADUATES® LIL’ CRUNCHIES®  Snacks
  • ½ tray GERBER® Veggie Pick-Ups™—Diced Carrots
  • 1 Tbsp. ranch dressing 


Lunch

  • 4 fl. oz. GERBER® GOOD START® Grow Nutritious Toddler Drink* 
  • 1 tray GERBER® LIL' ENTRÉES®—Pasta Stars in Meat Sauce with Green Beans
  • ¼ cup sliced strawberries, cut into bite-size pieces
  • 1 tsp. margarine (on green beans)


Afternoon snack

  • 4 fl. oz. GERBER® GOOD START® Grow Nutritious Toddler Drink* 
  • ½ cup GERBER® GRADUATES® Puffs—Sweet Potato
  • 1 serving GERBER® GRADUATES® Fruit & Veggie Melts® Snack


Dinner

  • 4 fl. oz. whole milk
  • 1 tray GERBER® GRADUATES® Puffs—Sweet Potato




Menu suggestion 2


Breakfast 

  • Breastmilk or 4 fl. oz. GERBER® GOOD START® Grow Nutritious Toddler Drink*  in a cup
  • ½ scrambled egg, cut to bite-sized pieces
  • ¼ cup GERBER® Grain & Fruit Cereal— Rice Banana Apple with GERBER® GOOD START® Grow Nutritious Toddler Drink* 


Snack

  • 1 GERBER® GRADUATES® Arrowroot Cookie
  • 4 fl. oz. GERBER® GRADUATES® FRUIT SPLASHERS® Beverage—Kiwi Strawberry


Lunch

  • Breastmilk or 4 fl. oz. GERBER® GOOD START® Grow Nutritious Toddler Drink* in a cup
  • 1 tray GERBER® LIL' ENTRÉES®—Creamy Chicken Stew with Vegetables with Green Beans & Carrots
  • ½ tray GERBER® Fruit Pick-Ups™—Diced Peaches


Snack

  • 8 GERBER® GRADUATES® LIL’ CRUNCHIES®
  • 4 fl. oz. GERBER® GOOD START® Grow Nutritious Toddler Drink* 


Dinner

  • Breastmilk or 4 fl. oz. GERBER® GOOD START® Grow Nutritious Toddler Drink* in a cup
  • ½ slice whole-wheat bread with spread
  • ½ tray GERBER® Veggie Pick-Ups™—Diced Green Beans
  • ¼ cup chopped melon
  • 1 slice of avocado, diced

 *Or ½ cup serving of whole cow's milk

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