Kids Portion Plate – Created specifically for children by an experienced, professional dietitian.

We understand the difficult task of not only deciding what to feed your kids but also figuring out how much to feed them. This is why we invented the healthy kid’s portion size plate. There are numerous benefits to using the Portion Size Matters Portion Plate.

Portion Plate for Kids

  • Easy to use
  • Measured, labeled spaces for each food group
  • Simple to use, just fill each space level with the appropriate food, and that’s all!
  • Helps ensure that your kids are getting balanced, proper meals
  • Great for Parents, Grandparents, Aunts, Uncles, and even Siblings

 

 

Snack Girl Called it “A Great Tool For Battling Childhood Obesity: Helpful For The Rest Of Us, Too!”

 

Adult serving size versus Child serving size – Portion Control for Children Using Toddler Plates.

The “serving size” I learned years ago came from watching grandmothers, mothers and friends’ mothers dish out plates of food for dinners over the years.

(All are ONE SERVING illustrations for an adult. ONE SERVING for a child would be ½ of the adult portion.)
Children Portion Size is 1/2 this

Bread: 1 slice bread, 1 small roll Fats: 1 teaspoon butter, margarine or oil; or 2 tsp. cream; or 2 tsp. mayonnaise; or 1 Tbsp. whipped cream Starchy Vegetables: 1/2 cup (e.g. peas, corn, turnip) or 1 small potato Leafy or lighter vegetables: 1 cup (e.g. lettuce, broccoli, eggplant, etc.)Fruit: 1 apple, orange, pear, peach, nectarine, tangerine, etc.  or 1/2 grapefruit, 1/2 banana or 2 apricots, 2 small plums, 2 kiwi or 10 cherries, 10 grapes or 1/2 cup berries Dairy:  1 cup milk, or ½ cup yogurt, or ½ cup cottage cheese, or 1 oz. hard cheese Juice:   4 oz. V8, tomato, orange, grapefruit, etc. Meats: 5 oz. uncooked, or 3 oz. cooked
Fish:    7 oz. uncooked, or 5 oz. cooked Condiments: 1-3 tsp. ketchup, 1-2 tsp. mustard Dessert:  1/12 cake; 1/8 pie; 2 cookies; 1 tart/square; ½  cup jello/pudding/custard

These were “serving sizes” that were considered ample for an adult.  If you wanted more, it was considered “extra helpings”.  Again, this was just amounts considered normal serving sizes by the American Dietetics Association.

However, the caveat here is that serving sizes will vary considerably from country to country, and also according to any special diet plan you might be following!Child Portion for Meat is 1/2 this

I have a Toddler.  What is a toddler serving size?

It’s easy to worry about the vitamins and nutrients your toddler is getting each day. It gets a little easier, though, when you realize that a toddler serving size is quite small. You’ll be reassured to know that your toddler is probably eating plenty. All of these serving sizes are based on USDA dietary guidelines. Overall, your toddler should be getting between 1,000 and 1,400 calories from all the food groups each day. Only active toddlers should be regularly consuming calories in the upper end of that range.