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Table 2 50% of recommended serves of food groups, fat allowance and discretionary foods, for 2–3 year olds based on ADG [15]

From: Measuring food provision in Western Australian long day care (LDC) services: a weighed food record method/protocol at a service level

Food category Recommended serves for 2–3 year olds [15] 50% Recommended serves
Vegetables 2.5 1.25
Fruit 1 0.50
Grains/cereals 4 2.00
Milk/milk alternatives 1.5 0.75
Lean meat/meat alternatives 1 0.50
Fat allowance 35–40% of TEI a 35–40% of TEI a
Discretionary foods 0.00 b 0.00 b
  1. aFat allowance based on 35–40% of Total Energy Intake (TEI) [35]
  2. bEat For Health recommends that discretionary foods should not be offered in ECEC services [75]