Children need smaller quantities of food than adults do, due to children's small bodies.USDA’s MyPlate rule of thumb says the serving size for a child should be one half of an adult’s serving. Many nutrition facts labels do not express this. It is up to the adults in children's lives to ensure they receive proper portion sizes.

Los niños necesitan cantidades más pequeñas de alimentos que los adultos porque sus cuerpos son mas pequeños. La “regla de oro” de las recomendaciones de MiPlato dice que el tamaño de la porción para un niño debe ser la mitad de la porción de un adulto, pero muchas etiquetas de información nutricional no ofrecen el tamaño adecuado de las porciones para los niños. Depende de los adultos aprender como ofrecer las porciones adecuadas para niños.

Lindsay, A., & Buffington, A. 2021, Portion Sizes / Tamaño de Porciones, Extension | University of Nevada, Reno, FS-21-104

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