• Bagel - 1/4 plain bagel Bagel - 1/4 plain bagel
    1/4 plain bagel
  • Bagel - 1/2 plain bagel Bagel - 1/2 plain bagel
    1/2 plain bagel
  • Bread slices (fresh or toasted) - 1/2 slice of bread with added wheatgerm Bread slices (fresh or toasted) - 1/2 slice of bread with added wheatgerm
    1/2 slice of bread with added wheatgerm
  • Bread slices (fresh or toasted) - 1 slice of bread with added wheatgerm Bread slices (fresh or toasted) - 1 slice of bread with added wheatgerm
    1 slice of bread with added wheatgerm
  • Bread slices (fresh or toasted) - 1/2 slice of granary bread Bread slices (fresh or toasted) - 1/2 slice of granary bread
    1/2 slice of granary bread
  • Bread slices (fresh or toasted) - 1 slice of granary bread Bread slices (fresh or toasted) - 1 slice of granary bread
    1 slice of granary bread
  • Bread slices (fresh or toasted) - 1/2 slice of white bread Bread slices (fresh or toasted) - 1/2 slice of white bread
    1/2 slice of white bread
  • Bread slices (fresh or toasted) - 1 slice of white bread Bread slices (fresh or toasted) - 1 slice of white bread
    1 slice of white bread
  • Malt loaf - 1/2 slice of malt loaf Malt loaf - 1/2 slice of malt loaf
    1/2 slice of malt loaf
  • Malt loaf - 1 slice of malt loaf Malt loaf - 1 slice of malt loaf
    1 slice of malt loaf
  • Naan bread - 1/8 naan Naan bread - 1/8 naan
    Naan bread - 1/8 naan
  • Naan bread - 1/4 naan Naan bread - 1/4 naan
    Naan bread - 1/4 naan
  • Dry flaked cereal - 3 heaped tablespoons of cornflakes Dry flaked cereal - 3 heaped tablespoons of cornflakes
    3 heaped tablespoons of cornflakes
  • Dry flaked cereal -  6 heaped tablespoons of cornflakes Dry flaked cereal - 6 heaped tablespoons of cornflakes
    6 heaped tablespoons of cornflakes
  • Dry flaked cereal - 3 heaped tablespoons of  rice crispies Dry flaked cereal - 3 heaped tablespoons of  rice crispies
    3 heaped tablespoons of rice crispies
  • Dry flaked cereal - 6 heaped tablespoons of rice crispies Dry flaked cereal - 6 heaped tablespoons of  rice crispies
    6 heaped tablespoons of rice crispies
  • Pasta (cooked) - 2 tablespoons of cooked pasta Pasta (cooked) - 2 tablespoons of cooked pasta
    2 tablespoons of cooked pasta
  • Pasta (cooked) - 5 tablespoons of cooked pasta Pasta (cooked) - 5 tablespoons of cooked pasta
    5 tablespoons of cooked pasta
  • Potatoes - 1 boiled potato Potatoes - 1 boiled potato
    1 egg-sized potato
  • Chips - 4 thick - cut chips Chips - 4 thick - cut chips
    4 thick - cut chips
  • Chips - 6 thick - cut chips Chips - 6 thick - cut chips
    6 thick - cut chips
  • Chips - 8 thick - cut chips Chips - 8 thick - cut chips
    8 thick - cut chips
  • Mashed Potatoes - 1 tablespoon of mashed potato Mashed Potatoes - 1 tablespoon of mashed potato
    1 tablespoon of mashed potato
  • Mashed Potatoes - 3 tablespoons of mashed potato Mashed Potatoes - 3 tablespoons of mashed potato
    3 tablespoons of mashed potato
  • Wedges - 2 potato wedges Wedges - 2 potato wedges
    2 potato wedges
  • Wedges - 4 potato wedges Wedges - 4 potato wedges
    4 potato wedges
  • Rice - bolied or fried - 2 tablespoons of boiled rice Rice - bolied or fried - 2 tablespoons of boiled rice
    2 tablespoons of boiled rice
  • Rice - bolied or fried - 5 tablespoons of boiled rice Rice - bolied or fried - 5 tablespoons of boiled rice
    5 tablespoons of boiled rice
  • 1/4 medium apple 1/4 medium apple
    1/4 medium apple
  • 1/3 medium apple 1/3 medium apple
    1/3 medium apple
  • 1/2 medium apple 1/2 medium apple
    1/2 medium apple
  • 1/4 medium banana 1/4 medium banana
    1/4 medium banana
  • 1/3 medium banana 1/3 medium banana
    1/3 medium banana
  • 1/2 medium banana 1/2 medium banana
    1/2 medium banana
  • 1/2 tangerine 1/2 tangerine
    1/2 tangerine
  • 1 tangerine 1 tangerine
    1 tangerine
  • 1 dried apricots 1 dried apricots
    1 dried apricot
  • 2 dried apricots 2 dried apricots
    2 dried apricots
  • 4 dried apricots 4 dried apricots
    4 dried apricots
  • 3 raspberries 3 raspberries
    3 raspberries
  • 5 raspberries 5 raspberries
    5 raspberries
  • 10 raspberries 10 raspberries
    10 raspberries
  • 3 strawberries 3 strawberries
    3 strawberries
  • 4 strawberries 4 strawberries
    4 strawberries
  • 10 strawberries 10 strawberries
    10 strawberries
  • 1/2 kiwifruit 1/2 kiwifruit
    1/2 kiwifruit
  • 3/4 kiwifruit 3/4 kiwifruit
    3/4 kiwifruit
  • 1 kiwifruit 1 kiwifruit
    1 kiwifruit
  • 1/2 plum 1/2 plum
    1/2 plum
  • 2/3 plum 2/3 plums
    2/3 plum
  • 1 plum 1 plum
    1 plum
  • 1/4 pear 1/4 pear
    1/4 pear
  • 3/4 pear 3/4 pear
    3/4 pear
  • 1/4 medium slice of pineapple 1/4 medium slice of pineapple
    1/4 medium slice of pineapple
  • 1/2 medium slice of pineapple 1/2 medium slice of pineapple
    1/2 medium slice of pineapple
  • 1 medium slice of pineapple 1 medium slice of pineapple
    1 medium slice of pineapple
  • 1/2 tablespoon of raisins 1/2 tablespoon of raisins
    1/2 tablespoon of raisins
  • 2 tablespoons of raisins 2 tablespoons of raisins
    2 tablespoons of raisins
  • 1 small floret of brocolli 1 small floret of brocolli
    1 small floret of brocolli
  • 2 small florets of brocolli 2 small florets of brocolli
    2 small florets of brocolli
  • 4 small florets of brocolli 4 small florets of brocolli
    4 small florets of brocolli
  • 2 carrot sticks 2 carrot sticks
    2 carrot sticks
  • 4 carrot sticks 4 carrot sticks
    4 carrot sticks
  • 6 carrot sticks 6 carrot sticks
    6 carrot sticks
  • 4 small sticks of celery 4 small sticks of celery
    4 small sticks of celery
  • 7 small sticks of celery 7 small sticks of celery
    7 small sticks of celery
  • 4 slices of cucumber 4 slices of cucumber
    4 slices of cucumber
  • 7 slices of cucumber 7 slices of cucumber
    7 slices of cucumber
  • 2 cherry tomatoes 2 cherry tomatoes
    2 cherry tomatoes
  • 3 cherry tomatoes 3 cherry tomatoes
    3 cherry tomatoes
  • 4 cherry tomatoes 4 cherry tomatoes
    4 cherry tomatoes
  • Green Beans - about 1/2 tablespoon Green Beans - about 1/2 tablespoon
    1½ green beans - about ½ tablespoon
  • Green Beans - about 1 tablespoon Green Beans - about 1 tablespoon
    3 green beans - about 1 tablespoon
  • Green Beans - about 1 ½ tablespoon Green Beans - about 1 ½ tablespoon
    4½ green beans - about 1½ tablespoons
  • 2 mange touts 2 mange touts
    2 mange touts
  • 5 mange touts 5 mange touts
    5 mange touts
  • 8 mange touts 8 mange touts
    8 mange touts
  • 1/2 tablespoon of peas 1/2 tablespoon of peas
    1/2 tablespoon of peas
  • 1 tablespoon of peas 1 tablespoon of peas
    1 tablespoon of peas
  • 2 tablespoons of peas 2 tablespoons of peas
    2 tablespoons of peas
  • 1/2 tablespoon of cooked spinach 1/2 tablespoon of cooked spinach
    1/2 tablespoon of cooked spinach
  • 1 tablespoon of cooked spinach 1 tablespoon of cooked spinach
    1 tablespoon of cooked spinach
  • 1/2 tablespoon of sweet corn 1/2 tablespoon of sweet corn
    1/2 tablespoon of sweet corn
  • 1 tablespoon of sweet corn 1 tablespoon of sweet corn
    1 tablespoon of sweet corn
  • 2 tablespoons of sweet corn 2 tablespoons of sweet corn
    2 tablespoons of sweet corn
  • 3 cherries 3 cherries
    3 cherries
  • 7 cherries 7 cherries
    7 cherries
  • 10 cherries 10 cherries
    10 cherries
  • 1/4 small tomato 1/4 small tomato
    1/4 small tomato
  • 1/2 small tomato 1/2 small tomato
    1/2 small tomato
  • 1 small tomato 1 small tomato
    1 small tomato
  • Bagel - 1/4 plain bagel Bagel - 1/4 plain bagel
    1/4 plain bagel
  • Bagel - 1/2 plain bagel Bagel - 1/2 plain bagel
    1/2 plain bagel
  • Bread slices (fresh or toasted) - 1/2 slice of bread with added wheatgerm Bread slices (fresh or toasted) - 1/2 slice of bread with added wheatgerm
    1/2 slice of bread with added wheatgerm
  • Bread slices (fresh or toasted) - 1 slice of bread with added wheatgerm Bread slices (fresh or toasted) - 1 slice of bread with added wheatgerm
    1 slice of bread with added wheatgerm
  • Bread slices (fresh or toasted) - 1/2 slice of granary bread Bread slices (fresh or toasted) - 1/2 slice of granary bread
    1/2 slice of granary bread
  • Bread slices (fresh or toasted) - 1 slice of granary bread Bread slices (fresh or toasted) - 1 slice of granary bread
    1 slice of granary bread
  • Bread slices (fresh or toasted) - 1/2 slice of white bread Bread slices (fresh or toasted) - 1/2 slice of white bread
    1/2 slice of white bread
  • Bread slices (fresh or toasted) - 1 slice of white bread Bread slices (fresh or toasted) - 1 slice of white bread
    1 slice of white bread
  • Malt loaf - 1 slice of malt loaf Malt loaf - 1 slice of malt loaf
    1 slice of malt loaf
  • Malt loaf - 1/2 slice of malt loaf Malt loaf - 1/2 slice of malt loaf
    1/2 slice of malt loaf
  • Naan bread - 1/8 naan Naan bread - 1/8 naan
    Naan bread - 1/8 naan
  • Naan bread - 1/4 naan Naan bread - 1/4 naan
    Naan bread - 1/4 naan
  • Dry flaked cereal - 3 heaped tablespoons of cornflakes Dry flaked cereal - 3 heaped tablespoons of cornflakes
    3 heaped tablespoons of cornflakes
  • Dry flaked cereal -  6 heaped tablespoons of cornflakes Dry flaked cereal - 6 heaped tablespoons of cornflakes
    6 heaped tablespoons of cornflakes
  • Dry flaked cereal - 3 heaped tablespoons of  rice crispies Dry flaked cereal - 3 heaped tablespoons of  rice crispies
    3 heaped tablespoons of rice crispies
  • Dry flaked cereal - 6 heaped tablespoons of rice crispies Dry flaked cereal - 6 heaped tablespoons of  rice crispies
    6 heaped tablespoons of rice crispies
  • Pasta (cooked) - 2 tablespoons of cooked pasta Pasta (cooked) - 2 tablespoons of cooked pasta
    2 tablespoons of cooked pasta
  • Pasta (cooked) - 5 tablespoons of cooked pasta Pasta (cooked) - 5 tablespoons of cooked pasta
    5 tablespoons of cooked pasta
  • Potatoes - 1 boiled potato Potatoes - 1 boiled potato
    1 boiled potato
  • Chips - 4 thick - cut chips Chips - 4 thick - cut chips
    4 thick - cut chips
  • Chips - 6 thick - cut chips Chips - 6 thick - cut chips
    6 thick - cut chips
  • Chips - 8 thick - cut chips Chips - 8 thick - cut chips
    8 thick - cut chips
  • Mashed Potatoes - 1 tablespoon of mashed potato Mashed Potatoes - 1 tablespoon of mashed potato
    1 tablespoon of mashed potato
  • Mashed Potatoes - 3 tablespoons of mashed potato Mashed Potatoes - 3 tablespoons of mashed potato
    3 tablespoons of mashed potato
  • Wedges - 2 potato wedges Wedges - 2 potato wedges
    2 potato wedges
  • Wedges - 4 potato wedges Wedges - 4 potato wedges
    4 potato wedges
  • Rice - bolied or fried - 2 tablespoons of boiled rice Rice - bolied or fried - 2 tablespoons of boiled rice
    2 tablespoons of boiled rice
  • Rice - bolied or fried - 5 tablespoons of boiled rice Rice - bolied or fried - 5 tablespoons of boiled rice
    5 tablespoons of boiled rice
  • 1/2 small slice of ham 1/2 small slice of hamt
    1/2 small slice of ham
  • 1 small slice of ham 1 small slice of ham
    1 small slice of ham
  • 1 1/2 small slices of ham 1 1/2 small slices of ham
    1 ½ small slices of ham
  • 3 tablespoons of cooked minced meat 3 tablespoons of cooked minced meat
    3 tablespoons of cooked minced meat
  • 1/2 medium sausage 1/2 medium sausage
    1/2 medium sausage
  • 1 medium sausage 1 medium sausage
    1 medium sausage
  • 1/4 small fillet of salmon1 1/4 small fillet of salmon
    1/4 small fillet of salmon
  • 1/2 small fillet of salmon 1/2 small fillet of salmon
    1/2 small fillet of salmon
  • 1 small fillet of salmon 1 small fillet of salmon
    1 small fillet of salmon
  • 1/2 tablespoon of tuna mayonnaise 1/2 tablespoon of tuna mayonnaise
    1/2 tablespoon of tuna mayonnaise
  • 1 tablespoon of tuna mayonnaise 1 tablespoon of tuna mayonnaise
    1 tablespoon of tuna mayonnaise
  • 3 squares of milk chocolate 3 squares of milk chocolate
    1/2 boiled egg
  • 4 squares of milk chocolate 4 squares of milk chocolate
    1 boiled egg
  • 1/2 onion bhaji 1/2 onion bhaji
    1/2 onion bhaji
  • 1 onion bhaji 1 onion bhaji
    1 onion bhaji
  • 1 1/2 onion bhajis 1 1/2 onion bhajis
    1 ½ onion bhajis
  • 1 falafel 1 falafel
    1 falafel
  • 2 falafels 2 falafels
    2 falafels
  • 3 falafels 3 falafels
    3 falafels
  • 1 small bowl of soup (90 - 125ml) 1 small bowl of soup (90 - 125ml)
    1 small bowl of soup (90 - 125ml)
  • 1/2 chocolate coated biscuit 1/2 chocolate coated biscuit
    1/2 chocolate coated biscuit
  • 1 chocolate coated biscuit 1 chocolate coated biscuit
    1 chocolate coated biscuit
  • 1/2 digestive biscuit 1/2 digestive biscuit
    1/2 digestive biscuit
  • 1 digestive biscuit 1 digestive biscuit
    1 digestive biscuit
  • 1 garibaldi biscuit 1 garibaldi biscuit
    1 garibaldi biscuit
  • 2 garibaldi biscuits 2 garibaldi biscuits
    2 garibaldi biscuits
  • 1/2 custard cream 1/2 custard cream
    1/2 custard cream
  • 1 custard cream 1 custard cream
    1 custard cream
  • 2 tablespoons of jelly 2 tablespoons of jelly
    2 tablespoons of jelly
  • 4 tablespoons of jelly 4 tablespoons of jelly
    4 tablespoons of jelly
  • 2 squares of milk chocolate 2 squares of milk chocolate
    2 squares of milk chocolate
  • 3 squares of milk chocolate 3 squares of milk chocolate
    3 squares of milk chocolate
  • 4 squares of milk chocolate 4 squares of milk chocolate
    4 squares of milk chocolate
  • 7 small milk chocolate buttons 7 small milk chocolate buttons
    7 small milk chocolate buttons
  • 1 small cup of popcorn 1 small cup of popcorn
    1 small cup of popcorn
  • 2 wine gums 2 wine gums
    2 wine gums
  • 5 crisps 5 crisps
    5 crisps
  • 1 small cup of popcorn 1 small cup of popcorn
    1 small cup of popcorn
  • 110ml/3.5oz Squash/diluted fruit juice 110ml/3.5oz Squash/diluted fruit juice
    110ml/3.5oz Squash/diluted fruit juice
  • 2 tablespoons of fish and potato pie 2 tablespoons of fish and potato pie
    2 tablespoons of fish and potato pie
  • 4 tablespoons of fish and potato pie 4 tablespoons of fish and potato pie
    4 tablespoons of fish and potato pie
  • 3 tablespoons of macaroni cheese 3 tablespoons of macaroni cheese
    3 tablespoons of macaroni cheese
  • 5 tablespoons of macaroni cheese 5 tablespoons of macaroni cheese
    5 tablespoons of macaroni cheese
  • 1 small slice of pizza 1 small slice of pizza
    1 small slice of pizza
  • 2 small slices of pizza 2 small slices of pizza
    2 small slices of pizza
  • 3 tablespoons of cottage pie 3 tablespoons of cottage pie
    3 tablespoons of cottage pie
  • 1 small slice of quiche 1 small slice of quiche
    1 small slice of quiche
  • 1/2 samosa 1/2 samosa
    1/2 samosa
  • 1 samosa 1 samosa
    1 samosa
  • 1 small bowl of soup (90 - 125ml) 1 small bowl of soup (90 - 125ml)
    1 small bowl of soup (90 - 125ml)
  • ¾ slice wholemeal toast, 3 tablespoons scrambled egg, 2 cherry tomatoes halved ¾ slice wholemeal toast, 3 tablespoons scrambled egg, 2 cherry tomatoes halved
    ¾ slice wholemeal toast, 3 tablespoons scrambled egg, 2 cherry tomatoes halved
  • 3 small chicken nuggets, 6 thick cut chips, 1 tablespoon green beans 3 small chicken nuggets, 6 thick cut chips, 1 tablespoon green beans
    3 small chicken nuggets, 6 thick cut chips, 1 tablespoon green beans
  • 3 tablespoons apple sponge cake 3 tablespoons apple sponge cake
    3 tablespoons apple sponge cake
  • 4 tbsps pasta with bolognaise, 1 tablespoon green beans 4 tbsps pasta with bolognaise, 1 tablespoon green beans
    4 tbsps pasta with bolognaise, 1 tablespoon green beans
  • 1 small pancake with 8 small berries 1 small pancake with 8 small berries
    1 small pancake with 8 small berries
  • 1 Weetabix with ½ banana 1 Weetabix with ½ banana
    1 Weetabix with ½ banana
  • 6½  tablespoons porridge and 7 blueberries 6½  tablespoons porridge and 7 blueberries
    6 ½ tablespoons porridge and 7 blueberries
  • Cheese sandwich (¾ slice wholemeal bread), 3 cherry tomatoes halved Cheese sandwich (¾ slice wholemeal bread), 3 cherry tomatoes halved
    Cheese sandwich (¾ slice wholemeal bread), 3 cherry tomatoes halved
  • 3 tablespoons baked beans, ¾ slice wholemeal toast, 5 small cucumber sticks 3 tablespoons baked beans, ¾ slice wholemeal toast, 5 small cucumber sticks
    3 tablespoons baked beans, ¾ slice wholemeal toast, 5 small cucumber sticks
  • 1½ fish fingers, 3 tablespoons mash, 1 tablespoon of peas 1½ fish fingers, 3 tablespoons mash, 1 tablespoon of peas
    1½ fish fingers, 3 tablespoons mash, 1 tablespoon of peas
  • 1½ small slices chicken, 1 egg–sized  potato and 3½ small florets of broccoli 1½ small slices chicken, 1 egg–sized  potato and 3½ small florets of broccoli
    1½ small slices chicken, 1 egg–sized potato and 3½ small florets of broccoli
  • 1½ small slices Margherita pizza and 4 carrot sticks 1½ small slices Margherita pizza and 4 carrot sticks
    1½ small slices Margherita pizza and 4 carrot sticks
  • 3 tablespoons fruit crumble 3 tablespoons fruit crumble
    3 tablespoons fruit crumble
  • 1½ oatcakes and 18g cheese cubes 1½ oatcakes and 18g cheese cubes
    1½ oatcakes and 18g cheese cubes
  • 6 raspberries, 2 heaped tablespoons ice cream 6 raspberries, 2 heaped tablespoons ice cream
    6 raspberries, 2 heaped tablespoons ice cream
  • ½ small fillet salmon, 2 small florets broccoli, 3 medium potato wedges ½ small fillet salmon, 2 small florets broccoli, 3 medium potato wedges
    ½ small fillet salmon, 2 small florets broccoli, 3 medium potato wedges
  • ¾ medium slice bread, 1 small slice of ham, 2 cherry tomatoes, 2 small slices cucumber ¾ medium slice bread, 1 small slice of ham, 2 cherry tomatoes, 2 small slices cucumber
    ¾ medium slice bread, 1 small slice of ham, 2 cherry tomatoes, 2 small slices cucumber
  • 1 oatcake, ¼ medium apple, 15 grams cheese cubes 1 oatcake, ¼ medium apple, 15 grams cheese cubes
    1 oatcake, ¼ medium apple, 15 grams cheese cubes

Portion Sizes Table

Food Group 1: Bread, cereals, potatoes & other starchy foods

Offer a serving from within these portion size ranges at each meal and some snacks.

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Bagel
1/4 - 1/2 bagel

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Bread slices (fresh or toasted) - wheatgerm
1/2 - 1 medium slice

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Bread slices (fresh or toasted) - granary
1/2 - 1 medium slice

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Bread slices (fresh or toasted) - white
1/2 - 1 medium slice

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Maltloaf*
1/2 - 1 slice

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Naan bread
1/8 - 1/3 naan

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Dry flaked cereal (e.g. Cornflakes)*
3 - 6 heaped tablespoons

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Pasta (cooked)
2 - 5 tablespoons

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Boiled potatoes
1/2 - 1 ½ egg-sized potatoes

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Chips
4 - 8 thick cut chips

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Mashed potato
1 - 4 tablespoons

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Potato wedges
2 - 4 medium wedges

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Rice - boiled or fried
2 - 5 tablespoons

Food Group 2: Fruit and Vegetables

Offer at least 1 - 2 servings at each meal and also offer them with some snacks
These are low energy, high nutrient foods - allow toddlers to eat larger portions if they wish to.

Foods marked with an asterisk * should be limited to mealtimes and no more than one snack per day because of their sugar content.

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Apple
1/4 - 1/2 medium apple

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Banana
1/4 - 1 medium banana

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Clementine / tangerine / mandarin
1/2 - 1 fruit

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Dried apricots / prunes
1 - 4 whole fruits

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Pear
1/4 - 3/4 whole fruit

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Pineapple
1/4 - 1 medium slice

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Kiwifruit / plum / apricot
1/2 - 1 fruit

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Raisins/sultanas*
1/2 -2 tablespoons

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Broccoli / cauliflower
1 - 4 small florets or 1/2 - 2 tablespoons

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Carrot
1 - 3 tablespoons / 2 - 6 carrot sticks

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Celery / cucumber / radishes / other
2 - 8 small sticks / slices

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Cherry tomatoes
1 - 4 cherry tomatoes

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Green / French beans
1/2 - 2 tablespoons

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Mange touts
2 - 8 mange touts

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Peas
1/2 - 2 tablespoons

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Spring greens / spinach (cooked)
1/2 - 2 tablespoons

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Sweet corn
1/2 - 2 tablespoons

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Grapes and berries
3 - 10 small grapes / berries

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Cherries
3 - 10 Cherries

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Strawberries
3-10 small strawberries

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Plum
1/2 - 1 fruit

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Tomato
1/4 - 1 small tomato

Food Group 3: Milk, cheese and yogurt

Offer a serving from within these portion size ranges about 3 times each day. An excess of these foods can reduce the appetite for iron-containing foods from the other food groups so limit serving sizes to those indicated.

Milk should be given in a cup, mug or glass - not a bottle. Semi skimmed milk can be used from two years of age and skimmed milk from five years of age for children who eat a wide variety of foods, but changing is not necessary.

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Cow's milk as a drink
1 cup of milk (100 - 120 ml / 3 - 4oz)
Yogurt
1 average pot (125ml)
Processed cheese
15 - 21g (1 slice / 1 triangle or string / 1 Mini Babybel ™)
Custard
5-7 tablespoons custard
Rice Pudding
2-5 tablespoons rice pudding

Food Group 4: Meat, Fish, Eggs, Nuts and Pulses

Offer a serving from within these portion size ranges 2 - 3 times per day - twice for toddlers eating meat and fish and 3 times a day for vegetarians.

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Ham
1/2 - 1 ½ small slices 1 ½ - 4 wafer thin slices

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Minced meat
2 - 5 tablespoons

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Sausages
1/4 - 1 medium sausage

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Tinned fish in Sandwich / Salad
1/2 - 1 ½ tablespoons

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Poached / boiled / fried
1/2 - 1 egg

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Bhajis or pakora made with chickpea flour
1/2 - 1 ½ bhaji or pakoras

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Falafels
1 - 3 mini falafels (25g each)

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Homemade soups with meat / fish / pulses
1 small bowl (90 - 125ml)

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White / oily fresh fish
1/4 - 1 small fillet or 1 - 3 tablespoons

Food Group 5: Foods high in Fat and Sugar

Toddlers under two years of age have lower energy requirements and should not be offered sweet puddings, cakes, biscuits, confectionery, chocolate or savoury snacks such as crisps.

Biscuits, Cakes and Puddings
Include once a day

Confectionery, sweet drinks and savoury snacks
Limit these foods to occasional mealtimes – no more than one item once a week.

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Chocolate coated
1/2 - 1 biscuit

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Digestive (plain)
1/2 - 1 biscuit

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Fruit (e.g. garibaldi)
1 - 2 biscuits

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Sandwich (e.g. bourbon)
1/2 - 1 biscuit

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Jelly
2 - 4 tablespoons

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Bar of chocolate / chocolate biscuit
2 - 4 squares of chocolate

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Chocolate buttons
6 - 8 small buttons

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Popcorn - sweet
1/2 - 1 small cup

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Soft Sweets (e.g. jelly tots / jelly beans)
2 - 4 sweets

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Crisps (e.g. Wotsits ™ / Hula hoops ™)
4 - 6 crisps

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Popcorn - unsweetened
1/2 - 1 small cup

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Squash / diluted fruit juice
100-120ml / 3-4oz squash/diluted fruit juice

Portions with foods from more than one food group

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Fish and potato pie
2 - 6 tablespoons
Food Groups 1 and 4

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Macaroni cheese
2 - 5 tablespoons
Food Groups 1 and 3

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Pizza (meat / cheese)
1 - 2 small slices (70g) pizza
Food Groups 1, 3 and 4

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Pizza (veg)
1 - 2 small slices (70g) pizza
Food Groups 1 and 3

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Shepherds / Cottage pie
2 - 5 tablespoons
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Quiche
1/2 - 1 ½ small slices (30 - 90g)
Food Groups 1, 3, 4 and 5

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Samosas (meat)
1/2 - 1 samosa or 1 - 2 small samosas
Food Groups 1, 4 and 5

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Samosas (vegetable)
1/2 - 1 samosa or 1 - 2 small samosas
Food Groups 1, 2 and 5

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Soup meat / fish / veg
1 small bowl (90 - 125ml)
Food Groups 2 and 4

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Pizza (veg)
1 - 2 small slices (70g) pizza
Food Groups 1 and 3

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Scrambled egg meal
½-1 slice wholemeal toast with 2-4 tablespoons scrambled egg, 1 - 4 cherry tomatoes

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Chicken nugget meal
2-4 small chicken nuggets, 4-8 thick cut chips, 1/2 - 2 tablespoons green beans

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Apple sponge cake
2-4 tablespoons apple sponge cake

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Pasta bolognaise
3-5 tablespoons pasta with bolognaise, ½- 2 tablespoons green beans

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Pancake and berries
½ - 1 small pancake, 3 - 10 small berries

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Weetabix
½ - 1½ Weetabix, ¼ - 1 banana

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Porridge and berries
5 - 8 tablespoons porridge, 3 - 10 small berries

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Cheese Sandwich
Cheese sandwich (½ – 1 slice wholemeal bread), 1 - 4 cherry tomatoes

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Baked beans on toast
2-4 tablespoons baked beans, ½ - 1 slice wholemeal toast, 2-8 small sticks cucumber slices

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Fish finger meal
1-2 fish fingers, 1-4 tablespoons mash, ½ - 2 tablespoons of peas

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Chicken and veg
1-2 small slices chicken, ½-1½ egg–sized potatoes and 1-4 small florets of broccoli

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Pizza and carrots
1-2 small slices Margherita pizza, 2-6 carrot sticks

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Fruit crumble
2-4 tablespoons fruit crumble

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Oatcakes and cheese
1-2 oatcakes and 15-21g cheese cubes

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Ice cream dessert
3 - 10 small berries, 2 - 3 heaped tablespoons ice cream

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Salmon and veg
¼ - 1 small fillet salmon, 1 - 4 small florets broccoli, 2 - 4 medium potato wedges

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Ham and tomatoes
½-1 med slice bread, ½-1½ sml slices ham, 1-4 cherry toms, 2-8 sml slices cucumber

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Oatcakes, apple, cheese
1-2 oatcakes, ¼-½ medium apple, 15-21 grams cheese cubes