How Much Should Your Little One Be Eating?
If you’re struggling with understanding serving sizes, these graphics can provide some guidance!
Start with non-starchy vegetables, and fill your (or your little one’s) plate 1/2 way with them
Add your protein
Add your fats
Add your carbs
Eat until satiated, not stuffed
Fill up on non-starchy vegetables first
For little ones
They have an innate ability to regulate their hunger and fullness cues, and their intake naturally changes during and between growth spurts
Never force them to eat, or bargain with them to clean their plate
Appropriate portion sizes are smaller than you might think
Expose your little one to a variety of foods from ALL food groups and categories of foods