Main content

    South Asian Food Pyramid for Children (age 1 to 5)

    The South Asian Food Pyramid for Children has been created by PAMF pediatricians and nutritionists to help organize South Asian cuisine into categories based on serving size. It has been designed for children 1 to 6 years of age. A table has been provided below the pyramid to help you estimate how much of each major food group you should provide for your children based on age. The food portions are listed as one serving size, so be sure to multiply by the recommended servings for each group.

    South Asian Food Pyramid for Children

    +click for larger image | Acrobat version for printing

    Download South Asian Food Pyramid for Children (pdf file).

    For example, for a 1 year old, one half of a small banana is considered one serving, but two servings of fruit are recommended per day, so this means one banana would fulfill this requirement. Remember, this is just a rough guideline to help you understand how much food your child needs each day.

    Last reviewed: 2012