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What’s on your child’s plate?

What’s on your child’s plate?

Food portion sizes and the proportion of different food groups eaten by children on the island of Ireland.


ISBN: 978-1-905767-88-5



The portion size and the proportion of servings from the different food groups recommended for children’s meals depends on their age and stage. This research was commissioned by safefood to:

  • Provide insight into how and why parents estimate portion sizes; and
  • Provide insight into the proportion of different foods given at routine meals in the home and in school in comparison to those recommended by dietary guidelines.

The Food Pyramid

food pyramid versus actual foods eaten

The Eatwell Guide

The eatwell guide plate, and the plate with other foods

Safefood logo

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