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How many servings of bread, cereals and pasta does my child need every day?

Foods on this shelf are the best energy providers for your child's body, so the more active he is the more he will need.
 
How many servings should my child have every day?
Experts recommend that children get between four to six servings of bread, cereals and pasta per day.
 
What type of foods should my child eat?
The healthiest starchy foods are those that are high in fibre. For most starchy foods, there is a high-fibre version that you can opt for. Why not try brown rice instead of white rice, wholemeal pasta and wholegrain bread instead of white pasta and white bread. Baked potatoes with their skins on are also great for fibre.
 
What is a serving?
For many, what exactly constitutes a serving can be a source of confusion. For instance, a sandwich made with 2 slices of bread counts as 2 servings. Other choices like 1 pita pocket, 1 small bagel or 1 small bread roll also count as 2 servings.

One serving is:
1 slice of brown bread or wholegrain soda bread
2-3 crackers
4 dessertspoons high fibre breakfast cereal
2 breakfast cereal wheat or oat biscuits
3 dessertspoons muesli, without sugar or honey coating
1 medium or 2 small potatoes
2 dessertspoons of mashed potatoes
3 dessertspoons or 1/2 cup boiled pasta, rice, noodles (25g/1 oz uncooked)

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