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|