Portion Sizes for Babies, Toddlers, and Preschoolers




Guideline Portion Sizes for Preschoolers Ages 4-5 Years

  

 

 

Milk/Dairy

1 serving= 1/2 cup lowfat milk  or yogurt, or 1–2 ounces cheese

 

Daily servings: 5

 

Grains

1 serving= 1 slice whole-grain bread, 1/3 cup cereal or 1/4 cup cooked rice or pasta

 

Daily servings: 5

Vegetables

1 serving= 1/2 cup vegetable

 

Daily servings: 3

Fruits

1 serving= 1/2 cup fruit

 

Daily servings: 3

Proteins

1 serving= 1/4 cup cooked legumes, 1 cooked egg, 1 tablespoon nut butter  or 1 ounce cooked finely chopped meat, poultry or fish

 

Daily servings: 4

Healthful Oils

(such as olive and canola,  used as ingredients)

1 serving= 1 teaspoon

 

Daily servings: up to 3