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Nutrition Assessment for Infants and Toddlers

Meat, poultry, fish, eggs, beans, seeds and nuts are all excellent sources of protein, which supplies the amino acids (building blocks) necessary for the growth, repair and maintenance of all parts of our bodies.

Keep in mind that serving sizes are smaller for small children:

Two-year olds

Beef and pork - 1 ounce

Poultry - 1 ounce

Ground meat - 1 ounce

Fish - 1 ounce

Tofu, regular - 4 ounces (protein content varies with type)

Cooked dry beans - 1/2 cup

Eggs - 1

Peanut butter, smooth 2 tablespoons (spread thinly on bread or crackers)

Three- and four-year olds

Beef and pork - 1 to 2 ounces

Poultry - 1 to 2 ounces

Ground meat - 1 to 2 ounces

Fish - 1 to 2 ounces

Tofu - 4 to 8 ounces (protein content varies with type)

Cooked dry beans - 1/2 to 1 cup

Eggs - 1 to 2

Peanut butter, smooth - 2 to 4 tablespoons

Does your child eat two servings per day of meat, poultry, fish, eggs, beans, seeds or nuts?

Yes, my child eats two servings from the meat group each day.

No, my child does not eat two servings from the meat group each day.

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