Food Groups and Portion Sizes

A balanced packed lunch should include the following:

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Key Food Groups and Portion Sizes for Pre-Schoolers


Before the age of five, aim to provide pre-school children with three meals and some snacks made up from a variety of foods from the four main food groups, in the right proportions. 

For a pre-school child portion size is important – too much can be overwhelming for the child and too little can leave a child hungry.