Portion Sizes for Babies, Toddlers, and Preschoolers




 

Guideline Portion Sizes for Older Babies and Toddlers

 

 

12–24 months

2–3 years

Milk/Dairy

Breast milk (or formula) and whole milk

 

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

 

Daily servings: 4

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

 

Daily servings: 4

 

Grains

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

 

Daily servings: 3

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

 

Daily servings: 3

Vegetables

1 serving= 1/2 cup cooked vegetable

 

Daily servings: 2

1 serving= 1/2 cup vegetable

 

Daily servings: 2

Fruits

1 serving= 1/2 cup fruit

 

Daily servings: 2

1 serving= 1/2 cup fruit

 

Daily servings: 2

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:  2

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: 2

Healthful Oils

(such as olive and canola,  used as ingredients)

 

1 serving= 1 teaspoon

 

Daily servings: up to 3