Food pyramid: see how to balance the nutrients in your child’s plate

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Amounts vary according to age. But with the food pyramid, you can combine food groups in the ideal proportion for the child

The more colorful your child’s dish is , the healthier and nutrient-rich it will be. Look at the infant food pyramid of the Nutrition Department of the American  Society of Pediatrics, the amount indicated per day of each food group . And check out the table below, as they need to be adjusted according to the child’s age:

QUANTITY OF FOOD CORRESPONDING TO ONE PORTION:

CARBOHYDRATES 
• 1 cooked potato or 1/2 French bread or 2 tablespoon white rice.

HORSES 
• 8 lettuce leaves or 4 slices of cooked carrot.

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FRUITS 
• 1/2 nanana or persimmon banana or 1 kiwi or peach.

MILK AND DERIVATIVES 
• 1 pot of milk drink or fruit yogurt or 3 slices of muçela.

MEAT AND EGGS 
• 1/2 unit of beef steak or grilled chicken fillet or plain omelette.

LEGUMES 
• 1 tablespoon cooked beans or dry peas or 
chick peas.

OILS AND FATS 
• 1 spoon (dessert) of olive oil or soybean oil or canola or corn 
or butter or margarine.

SUGAR AND CANDY 
• 1 tablespoon refined sugar.

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