1 TO 1½ YEARS

I’m ready to learn how to eat most of the foods you do.

I need your help to learn how to be a good eater and DO IT BY MYSELF!

WHAT

HOW
WHEN
WHERE

Here are some examples of what meal and snack portion sizes might look like on my plate.

Breakfast

¼ cup diced kiwi
breakfast
½ slice, cut up whole grain toast
½ cooked, cut up egg
½ cup breast milk or whole milk

Lunch

½ medium, sliced banana
½ cup cooked, chopped green beans
lunch
¼ cup cooked brown rice
½ cup breast milk or whole milk

Snacks

snack
½ cup dry cereal
2 to 3 whole grain crackers with cheese
½ graham cracker
water between meals and snacks

Dinner

¼ cup diced strawberries
½ cup mashed peas
dinner
¼ cup cooked whole grain pasta
2 tablespoons baked, chopped chicken
½ cup breast milk or whole milk

Daily Suggested Food Group Amounts

FRUITS

2 servings a day
1 serving = ½ cup
(1 cup total)

Cooked or soft, raw fruit.

Mashed, sliced, or chopped.

Offer a variety: red, yellow, orange, blue, and green.

VEGETABLES

2 servings a day
1 serving = ½ cup
(1 cup total)

Cooked and mashed, sliced, or chopped veggies.

Offer a variety: dark green, orange, red, yellow, and purple.

GRAINS

6 servings a day
1 serving = ½ ounce
(3 ounces total)

Bite-sized pieces.

Whole grain bread, tortillas, rice, or noodles.

Dry or cooked cereal.

PROTEINS

2 servings a day
1 serving = 1 ounce
(2 ounces total)

Cooked, chopped meat, poultry, or fish.

Eggs.

Cooked, mashed beans, or peas.

Peanut butter.

DAIRY

4 servings a day
1 serving = ½ cup
(2 cups total)

Breast milk (at breast or expressed) or whole milk.

Yogurt.

Cheese.

Look what I can do!

Keep me safe and healthy.

Please DON’T give me foods I could choke on like whole nuts, whole grapes, seeds, hot dogs, or hard candies.

I need check-ups and shots to stay healthy. I should visit the doctor at 12 months, 15 months, and 18 months.

Brush my teeth twice a day with a small, soft toothbrush and water.

Be with me during screen time and interact with me. Remember, to schedule plenty of non-screen time into my day.