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The Australian Dietary Guidelines recommend the number of ‘standard serves’ we should consume from the five core food groups each day, for a nutritious and balanced diet.

The recommended intakes are an average to aim for each day. While it is normal to eat more of some foods on some days, and less on other days, what matters most is that children eat as close to these amounts as possible. This will ensure they’re getting an adequate amount of energy and nutrients in your overall diet.

Separate Infant Feeding Guidelines exist (for healthcare workers) for children under 2 years of age, or click to download a brochure ‘Giving your baby the best start’.

Recommended average number of standard serves per day

Toddlers Vegetables and legumes Fruit Grains (cereal) Lean meat, fish, poultry, eggs, nuts, seeds, legumes, beans Milk, yoghurt, cheese & alternatives Allowance for additional serves from any food group
Girls and boys 1-2 years 2-3 0.5 4 1 1-1.5 0
Girls and boys 2-3 years 2.5 1 4 1 1.5 0-1
Girls 4-8 years 4.5 1.5 4 1.5 1.5 0-1
Boys 4-8 years 4.5 1.5 4 1.5 2 0-2.5

Healthy fats

Daily allowance for additional unsaturated fats from spreads, oils, nuts or seeds.

The key to a balanced diet is to enjoy a variety of foods from the five core good groups, and to limit the intake of foods and drinks that are high in saturated fat, sugar and salt.

Age Daily allowance for additional unsaturated fats
1-2 years

7-10 grams

(Nut pastes are recommended instead of whole nuts and seeds because of the potential choking risk)

2-3 years

4.5 grams

4-11 years

7-10 grams

Week 1

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
Breakfast Assorted cereal or toast Assorted cereal or toast Assorted cereal or toast Assorted cereal or toast Assorted cereal or toast
Morning Tea Cruskits with cheese and cucumber, ham, vegemite and butter Savoury platter with dried fruits and rice cracker Baked beans on toast Pear and cinnamon muffins Two fruits and vanilla custard
Lunch Mild beef curry with Greek yoghurt and rice Chicken tenders with roasted potatoes and fresh corn on the cob Lamb pasta bolognaise Assorted sandwiches and wraps Beef sausage and vegetable pasta
Dietary alternative  Vegetable curry with Greek yoghurt and rice Vegetable sausage rolls with roasted potato and corn Vegetable bolognaise Assorted sandwiches and wraps Vegetable sausages with pasta
Afternoon Tea

Carrot cake with cream cheese icing

Fresh fruit and vegetables

Assorted pastry scrolls

Fresh fruit and vegetables

Apple and sour cream slice

Fresh fruit and vegetables

Saos with jam, vegemite and cheese

Fresh fruit and vegetables

Honey joys

Fresh fruit and vegetables

Late Snack

Assorted sandwiches

Assorted sandwiches

Assorted sandwiches

Assorted sandwiches

Assorted sandwiches

Week 2

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
Breakfast Assorted cereal or toast Assorted cereal or toast Assorted cereal or toast Assorted cereal or toast Assorted cereal or toast
Morning Tea Fruit smoothies with digestive wheat biscuits Toasted English muffins with Jam, vegemite and cheese Warm pikelets with jam Fruit and muesli with Greek Yoghurt Honey oat slice
Lunch Pasta Roma with cheese, egg and vegetables Lamb and bean quesadillas Butter chicken with steamed rice and papadums Fish tacos Beef stroganoff with steamed rice
Dietary Alternative Pasta Roma with cheese, egg and vegetables Tofu and bean quesadillas Plant-based butter chicken with steamed rice and papadums Tofu and bean tacos Vegetable stroganoff with steamed rice
Afternoon Tea

Strawberry jam slice

Fresh fruit and vegetables

Baked orange and chocolate cake

Fresh fruit and vegetables

Warm apple crumble with custard

Fresh fruit and vegetables

Date and oat balls

Fresh fruit and vegetables

Assorted dips and flatbread

Fresh fruit and vegetables

Late Snack

Assorted grain bread sandwiches

Assorted grain bread sandwiches

Assorted grain bread sandwiches

Assorted grain bread sandwiches

Assorted grain bread sandwiches

Week 3

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
Breakfast Assorted cereal or toast Assorted cereal or toast Assorted cereal or toast Assorted cereal or toast Assorted cereal or toast
Morning Tea Buttered milk arrowroot biscuits with seasonal fresh fruit Apple and cinnamon scrolls Savoury platter with dried fruits and rice crackers Toast with vegemite, jam, cheese and butter Cruskits with assorted toppings
Lunch Tuna and sweet corn bake Stir-fry lamb with honey soy and Hokkien noodles Assorted sandwiches and wraps Chilli con carne with refined beans and steamed rice Chicken and corn noodle soup with bread triangles
Dietary Alternative Corn and vegetable bake Vegetable stir-fry with egg and bean sprouts Assorted sandwiches and wraps Vegetable chilli con carne with refined beans and steamed rice (plant-based) Sweet corn noodle soup with bread triangles
Afternoon Tea

Apple crumble slice

Fresh fruit and vegetables

Melted cheese on Turkish bread

Fresh fruit and vegetables

Rice bubble bars

Fresh fruit and vegetables

Fruit smoothies

Fresh fruit and vegetables

Chocolate banana and apricot snack bars

Fresh fruit and vegetables

Late Snack

Assorted grain bread sandwiches

Assorted grain bread sandwiches

Assorted grain bread sandwiches

Assorted grain bread sandwiches

Assorted grain bread sandwiches

Week 4

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
Breakfast Assorted cereal or toast Assorted cereal or toast Assorted cereal or toast Assorted cereal or toast Assorted cereal or toast
Morning Tea Fruit toast with butter Corn thins with assorted toppings Fruit, muesli, and Greek Yoghurt Zucchini and cheese damper Crumpets with jam, honey and maple syrup
Lunch Chicken and vegetable past bake Minestrone soup with fresh bread Lamb nachos Beef and black bean with steamed rice Homemade pizzas on Turkish bread with chicken, cheese and Mexican beef
Dietary Alternative Vegetable pasta bake Minestrone soup with flat bread Tofu and bean nachos Black bean stir-fry with Asian greens, egg and bean sprouts Homemade pizzas on Turkish bread with cheese and assorted vegetables
Afternoon Tea

Apple and cinnamon muffins

Fresh fruit and vegetables

Mini wraps with cheese, cucumber and carrots

Fresh fruit and vegetables

Wholemeal shortbread biscuits

Fresh fruit and vegetables

Coconut and lime cake

Fresh fruit and vegetables

Lemon yoghurt munchie balls

Fresh fruit and vegetables

Late Snack

Assorted grain bread sandwiches

Assorted grain bread sandwiches

Assorted grain bread sandwiches

Assorted grain bread sandwiches

Assorted grain bread sandwiches