Portion Sizes for 1-4 year olds

Use our portion size ranges to find out how much is too much.

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Tot It Up

Use our toddler food tracker to check that your 1-4 year olds are getting a good balance of foods and activity

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    Why Toddlers Refuse Food

    Food refusal is a normal phase that most toddlers pass through. Fear of new foods in the second year may be a survival mechanism to prevent increasingly mobile toddlers from poisoning themselves through eating anything and everything. For some time toddlers may limit the variety of foods they eat.

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    How to Manage Simple Faddy Eating in Toddlers

    Learning to eat is like any other learning process - it takes time. As parents there are a number of things you can do to help to ensure that you and your toddler will, once again, be able to enjoy food together.

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  3. A toddler showing extreme food refusal, distressing her mother

    How to Cope When Your Child Shows Extreme Food Refusal

    Some toddlers have an innate, or inborn, resistance to eating a wide range of foods. They may have extreme anxiety about trying new foods (strongly neophobic) or have an extreme reaction to the different senses, touch, taste and smell (sensory-sensitive).

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    How to Broaden Your Child's Food Experience

    Some toddlers haven't had enough experience with solid textured foods in their first year. They may only eat pureed food or 'easy' bite and dissolve foods like Skips or Quavers. Because they have not learnt to move food around in their mouth, they are frightened by food that needs to be chewed.

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