I don’t know about you, but I worry about Harrison’s nutrition. Sure, I worry about sugar and organic and whether he’s eating enough protein, but I mostly worry about the amount of food he eats. Some days I look at his barely-touched plate and wonder how he survives on so little. True, he’s not an adult sized human quite yet and he does have days where he seems like a trash compactor (which makes up for the days where he refuses to eat!). But I still give his plate the side-eye.
Apparently I don’t need to worry so much. According to the American Academy of Pediatrics, “The AAP recommends that children age 1 to 3 years get about 40 calories per inch of height a day.” That means that Harrison, who is roughly 34 inches, should eat roughly 1360 calories per day.
Toddler Servings Per Day:
- Grains - 6 servings
- Vegetables – 2-3 servings
- Fruits - 2-3 servings
- Dairy - 2-3 servings
- Protein – 2 servings
So what exactly is in a toddler-sized serving?
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