Mother and child preparing lunch in kitchen

Normal Kids Nutrition How much food does your child need

What does a healthy child need?

Age 1-3 yrs 4-5 yrs 6-11 yrs
Calories 1,000-1,400 1,200-1,600 1,600-2,000
Fruits 1 – 1 ½ cups 1 – 1 ½ cups 1 ½ cups
Vegetables 1 – 1 ½ cups 1 ½ – 2 cups 2 – 2 ½ cups
Grains 3-5 oz or servings 4-5 oz or servings 5-6 oz servings
Meat and Beans 2 -4 oz 3-5 oz 4-6 oz
Milk 2 cups 2-3 cups 3 -4 cups
Oils and Fats 3-4 tsp 4-5 tsp 5-6 tsp

Plus, don’t forget water!