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Portioning Food by Age, 6 – 36 Months

Catherine Callahan, MS, CCC-SLP, CLC

As parents and caregivers, it’s our job to prepare healthy, well-balanced meals for our children. We plan, we prep, and we cook, but then comes the hardest part: Portioning. How do we know how much food to serve? If we serve too little, will they go hungry? If we serve too much, will we teach overeating?

It’s common to worry about how much or how little to feed your child, but these simple guidelines should put your mind at ease.

Portioning by Age, Step 1

Portioning by Age, Step 2

Portioning by Age, Step 3

About the author:

Catherine Callahan, MS, CCC-SLP, CLC
ChiKids Speech & Feeding, LLC

Catherine is a speech-language pathologist, pediatric feeding specialist, certified lactation consultant, and mom of three. She resides in Chicago, where she works at a top 10 US Children’s Hospital and owns her own business, ChiKids Speech & Feeding, LLC. In her private practice, Catherine offers in-home and virtual feeding evaluations and treatment for local infants and children; and through her social media and blog, she shares everyday feeding strategies and supports families and professionals across the globe.

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