Recommended serves of fruit and vegetables by age

Age

Fruit

 

Vegetables

 

(years)

(serves/day)

 

(serves/day)

 

 

girls

boys

girls

boys

2-3

1

1

21/2

21/2

4-8

11/2

11/2

41/2

41/2

9-11

2

2

5

5

12-18

2

2

5

51/2

Note: One serve of fruit is 150 grams (equal to 1 medium-sized apple; 2 smaller pieces (e.g. apricots); 1 cup of canned or chopped fruit; ½ cup (125ml) 99% unsweetened fruit juice; or 1½ tablespoons dried fruit).
One serve of vegetables is 75 grams (equal to ½ cup cooked vegetables; ½ medium potato; 1 cup of salad vegetables; or ½ cup cooked legumes (dried beans, peas or lentils). 

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