Like adults, kids need a balanced diet. For kids, try to include the following amounts from each food group every day:
Grains: 3 to 6 ounces, depending on age- 1 ounce is equal to 1 slice of bread, ½ cup of rice or pasta
Tip: Choose whole grain or whole wheat instead of white bread.
Vegetables: 1-2 ½ cups
Tip: Encourage kids to eat a variety of vegetables.
Fruit: 1 to1 ½ cups - example: 1 cup =1 small apple, 1 small banana, ½ cup of dried fruit
Tip: Choose different colors of fruits. Great for snacking! Choose 100% fruit juice, and limit to only 1 cup a day.
Meat: 5 ounces – example: one small chicken breast would be around 3 ounces, 1 tablespoon of peanut butter, 1 egg, and ½ cup of beans = 1 ounce.
Tip: Choose lean meats such as chicken, turkey, fish or lean cuts of beef.
Dairy: 2 -3 cups
Tip: Choose low-fat or fat-free milk, low-fat yogurt and cheeses.
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