Publication - Consultation paper

nutritional guidance for early years: food choices for children aged 1-5 years in early education and childcare settings

Published: 23 Mar 2005
ISBN:
0755944313

nutritional guidance for providers of food in early years settings

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nutritional guidance for early years: food choices for children aged 1-5 years in early education and childcare settings

annex 4 - children's fruit and vegetable portion sizes

The portion sizes are derived from the portion size guide for adults used in the Scottish Health Survey 2004 and the Health Survey for England 2003 - the portion size for pre-school age children is suggested here and is approximately two-thirds of an adult portion:

Vegetables (fresh, frozen or canned):

50g, 2 tablespoons

Pulses:

50g, 2 tablespoons

Salad:

half a cereal bowlful

Vegetables in composites, such as vegetable chilli:

50g, 2 tablespoons per portion of the recipe

Banana:

60g, 1 small

Very large fruit, such as melon:

1 small slice

Large fruit, such as grapefruit:

quarter a fruit

Medium fruit, such as apples:

50g, half a fruit

Small fruit, such as plum:

40g, 1 fruit

Very small fruit, such as blackberries:

1 average handful

Dried fruit:

1/2 tablespoon

Fruit in composites, such as stewed fruit in apple pie:

60g, 2 + tablespoons per portion of the recipe

Frozen fruit/canned fruit:

60g, 2 tablespoons

Fruit juice:

1 small glass (150 ml)