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futureXwife posted:
How do I know what is a good portion of food for my 3 yr old? I used to just think about what looked like a good amount, or take what I would eat and cut it in half. For example, a lunch might be a turkey/cheese sandwhich and some applesause. But then I watch my nephew, who is a year older, and his lunch was only 1/2 a turkey sandwhich - no side, no drink. My son has always been in the higher percentile but I'm still worried about over feeding him.
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Christopher Tiongson, MD responded:
Try this from the National Initiative for Children's Healthcare Quality (NICHQ), This lists suggested portions for ages 2, 4, 6, and 10 yrs for the various food groups.

http://www.nichq.org/childhood_obesity/tools/ServingPortionByAge.pdf


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