According to KidsHealth, a food nutrition chart offers parents a guide to the amount of food a child should ingest, based on the age, size and activity level of the child. The recommended amounts increase as the child gets older.
A food nutrition chart identifies the types of food and the quantity needed by children. For example, a two-year-old toddler should consume three ounces of whole grains, one cup of vegetables, one cup of fruits, two cups of milk, and two ounces of meat or beans per day. As KidsHealth explains, a toddler needs to eat 1,000 to 1,400 calories on a daily basis.