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Check out some examples of toddler-sized portions that comply with the nutritional guidelines for toddlers in Canada's Food Guide.


Toddler Sized Portions


Younger toddlers 1-2 years of age tend to eat small portions. Serve small nutritious meals and snacks throughout the day. To ensure a balanced diet, follow Canada’s Food Guide. Serve your younger toddler a variety of foods from the 4 food groups, however, portion sizes may be smaller. Here are some examples of toddler sized portions.

Grain Products Vegetables and Fruit Milk Products Meat and Alternatives
½ slice of bread ½ medium size vegetable or fruit 1 oz (30 g) cheese 1 oz (30 g) meat, fish or poultry
75 mL (1/3 cup) of hot or cold cereal 50 mL (1/4 cup) fresh, frozen or canned vegetable or fruit 75 g (1/3 cup) yogurt 1 egg
4 soda crackers 50 mL (1/4 cup) juice 125 mL (1/2 cup) whole milk 50 mL (1/4 cup) beans
50 mL (1/4 cup) pasta or rice     50 g (1/4 cup) tofu