This is a really good question and I think that alot of parents are often concerned over whether thier child is reaching their vitamin and mineral requirements.
The recommended intake of fruit for toddlers (2-3 years old) is 1 serve a day. This equates to 1 medium peice of fruit (banana, apple, pear etc.) or 2 small fruits (mandarin, kiwi fruit, apricot etc.) or 1 cup of diced fruit. The previously suggested 4 whole fruits a day may be excessisve for a toddler not to mention challenging for a parent.
The recommended intake of vegetables for toddlers is 2.5 serves. One serve equals 1/2 a cup of cooked veg or 1 cup of salad vegetables. Spreading those serves between snacks, lunch and dinner can be a good way to take the pressure of fitting it into one meal.
This is fantastic evidenced based resources for kids food intake : https://www.eatforhealth.gov.au/sites/default/files/files/the_guidelines/n55f_children_brochure.pdf
As mentioned whole fruit and vegetables is the best option because processes like juicing can removed some of the best parts of our whole foods. However, if you are finding that your toddler enjoys a fruit and vegetable drink, blending your whole fruits and veg would be a much better option. That way you retail more of the soluble and insoluble fibre.
I hope this is helpful!
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