Pediatric Nutrition

Feeding Your Child - Ages 1-5

Food Group Suggested Servings 1 Year 2-3 Years 4-5 Years Nutrients Provided
Milk/Dairy
Milk
Yogurt
Cheese
4 daily  
1/4-1/2 cup
1/4-1/2 cup
1/3-2/3 oz.
(low fat/skim milk)
1/2-3/4 cup
1/2-3/4 cup
2/3-1 oz.
 
3/4 cup
3/4 cup
1 oz.
Calcium
Riboflavin
Protein
Meat/Protein*
Beef, Pork, Fish, Poultry
Eggs
Peanut Butter
*Nuts are not recommended due to choking risk
4 daily    
1 oz.
1/2 oz.
1 Tbsp.
 
1 1/2 oz.
3/4 oz.
2 Tbsp.
 
2 oz.
1 oz.
1 Tbsp.
Protein
Niacin
Thiamin
Iron
Fruit/Vegetables
Fruit
Fruit Juice
Vegetables
3-5 daily  
1/8 cup
1-2 oz.
1-2 Tbsp.
 
1/4 cup
2-4 oz.
3-4 Tbsp.
 
1/2 cup
4-6 oz.
4-5 Tbsp.
Vitamin C
Vitamin A
Breads/Cereals
Whole grain bread
Hot cereal, rice, pasta
Ready-to-eat cereal
Crackers
4 or more daily  
1/2 slice
1/4 cup
1/2 oz.
1-2
 
3/4 slice
1/3 cup
3/4 oz.
2-3
 
3/4-1 slice
1/2 cup
1 oz.
3-4
Thiamin
Iron
Niacin
Fats/Oils 3 daily—
significant source of calories
1 tsp. 1 tsp. 1 tsp Fatty Acids
Vitamins A, D, K, E
Other
1/3 c. pudding, ice cream, 2-3" cookies, 1 oz. cake, 1/3 oz. pie, 2 Tbsp. jelly
100 calorie portions 1 portion 1 1/2 portion.
Honey OK at this age.
1 1/2 portion