For a healthy, balanced diet, it is important to pay attention to proper portion sizes. Through the use of demonstrations, participants in this workshop learn appropriate portion sizes for themselves and their children, the USDA Food Plate, how to cope with picky eaters, as well as how to identify added sugar content of foods by reading nutrition labels.
How much is a serving of fruits and vegetables for a preschooler?
When you can't measure, estimate portions! Fill your preschooler's hand with fruits and vegetables. Each handful is approximately one serving, or 1/2 cup. Aim for five servings of fruits and vegetables each day.
Sesame Street Food for Thought is a bilingual, multimedia program designed to help support families who have children between the ages of 2 and 8 and are coping with uncertain or limited access to affordable and nutritious food.
Visit ChooseMyPlate.gov for recommended total daily amounts of vegetables, fruits, dairy, and protein you and your preschooler should consume, depending on your age, gender and level of physical activity.