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Nutrition Assessment for Infants and Toddlers

The number of calories each child needs varies with body size, activity level, and age. It is not necessary to count calories but more important to offer nutritious foods from each of the food groups every day.

Your child will get enough calories and all the necessary nutrients from an average daily diet that includes:

  • Grains (bread, cereal, rice, pasta) - six servings

  • Vegetables - 2-3 servings

  • Fruits - 2-3 servings

  • Dairy (milk, yogurt, cheese) - two servings

  • Meats (meat, poultry, fish, beans, nuts, eggs) - two servings

You will be asked a series of questions to see whether your child is getting the recommended number of servings from each of these food groups.

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