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How many serves per day do your kids need?*

The number of serves will depend on the age of your child.  

Infants aged 7 - 12 months 

Solid foods should be commenced gradually, introducing different tastes and textures as a baby grows. It may take a while to reach the following recommendations:

 ↓ Serve Size Serves a day Serves a week










Toddlers to 8 years old

↓  Toddlers aged 1-2 years 2-3 years 4-8 years


2-3 serves

2½ serves

4½ serves


1 ½ serve

1 serve

1 ½ serve

How big is a single serve?

A serve of fruit about is about 150g or:

  • 1 cup of canned or chopped fruit

  • 1 piece of medium fruit, e.g. apple, pear, banana

  • 2 pieces of smaller fruit, e.g. apricots, plums, kiwi fruit

A serve of vegetables is about 75g or:

  • 1 cup of salad vegetables

  • 1/2 a medium potato or other starchy vegetables

  • 1/2 a cup of cooked vegetables or legumes

Take a look at the  factsheets below for more information and examples of standard serve sizes for children

* National Health and Medical Research Council (2013) Australian Dietary Guidelines. Healthy eating for children. Canberra: National Health and Medical Research Council.