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What are the serving sizes for most foods?

Varies: A serving of meat or fish is the size of a deck of cards. Fresh vegetables- about 1 cup; cooked vegetables about 1/2 cup; pasta and rice 1/2 cup; fruit-the size of a small apple. ...Read more

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I don't know how much food my 9mo baby should eat during the day in terms of serving sizes. I think I'm feeding her less.

I don't know how much food my 9mo baby should eat during the day in terms of serving sizes. I think I'm feeding her less.

Food introduction: The general recommendation for food introduction in infants is rice cereal at 4 -6 months, vegetables at 5 -6 months, fruits and fruit juices at 6 months, finger foods & meats at 9 months. A three meal two snack schedule is the usual goal, but adapting this schedule to your family's normal routine should be fine as long as your baby is comfortable and gaining weight appropriately. ...Read more

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How do I know whether the serving size on a nutrition label refers to cooked or uncooked food?

How do I know whether the serving size on a nutrition label refers to cooked or uncooked food?

State of food: What is the state of food in the package? If it's uncooked the label refers to uncooked, if it's cooked, the label refers to cooked. ...Read more

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What the food give to child on 8 mu?

What the food give to child on 8 mu?

Diet: Cereal, fruit vegetables, meats or poultry. You can start to introduce egg yolk, and fish, like tuna. ...Read more

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What foods can little children choke on?

What foods can little children choke on?

Anything: Most often fruit such as grapes, pieces of hot dog and candy but anything that is not quickly broken down and cut into tiny pieces can be choked on. ...Read more

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Should I worry about cloned foods for kids?

Should I worry about cloned foods for kids?

Yes: Genetically modified organism (gmo) foods have been altered to make them "better". There are numerous studies now showing how gmo foods can impair our digestion and create health issues. It is best to avoid gmo foods as much as possible. ...Read more

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Whats type of foods suitable for 10 months child?

Whats type of foods suitable for 10 months child?

Appropriate foods: Check this article 'list of foods 10-month-old babies eat' at http://www.Ehow.Com/info_8295276_list-foods-10monthold-babies-eat.Html. ...Read more

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Is spicy food bad for kids ?

Is spicy food bad for kids  ?

Spicy foods: Depends on the age.. Spicy foods are usually not recommended before a year of age. Spice in moderation may in fact increase your child's appetite. ...Read more

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Which foods are good for children?

Which foods are good for children?

Many many many!: If it grew in the ground, it's probably pretty healthy, including lots of vegetables, fruits, nuts, herbs, mushrooms....And the list goes on. Meats of all kids are good, but white ones (poultry and fish) tend to be the healthiest. Dairy products are great provided your body tolerates them. With all, try to stay as organic and fresh as you possibly can. ...Read more

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Will good food help kids grow taller?

Good nutrition basic: While there are no special foods that make you grow taller, poor nutrition and dietary deficiencies can prevent a child from achieving their potential. ...Read more