Portion Sizes for 1-4 year olds

Use our portion size ranges to find out how much is too much.

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Tot It Up

Use our toddler food tracker to check that your 1-4 year olds are getting a good balance of foods and activity

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  • Toddler-Sized Challenge

    The Infant & Toddler Forum is about to launch the Toddler-Sized Challenge. We are looking for ideas from parents and carers of toddlers on how to put our guidance into practice, join now!
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    The Infant & Toddler Forum is launching the #rethinktoddlerportionsizes campaign. The campaign is aiming for guidance on appropriate portion sizes to be a key public health strategy, in the fight against obesity.
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