Healthy Eating for Toddlers
A varied and nutritious diet and good eating habits are essential for toddlers' health, growth and development. Toddlers' nutritional requirements differ quite markedly from those of older children and adults. Rapidly growing and extremely active, toddlers require more calories and nutrients in each mouthful of food than adults.
Guidance & Tips for Parents
A healthy diet for a toddler is different to that for an older child or an adult because toddlers need more fat and less fibre than that recommended for others
Toddlers will get adequate amounts of all the nutrients and energy they need if their diet is based on combining foods from the five food groups
Toddlers will eat best when they have a routine of three meals and two to three snacks per day planned around their sleeping pattern
Give your toddler between six and eight drinks per day to ensure adequate hydration that is, a drink with each meal and snack
Foods that may cause harm
Do not give whole nuts to toddlers because of the risk of choking
Give toddlers a vitamin A & D supplement each day
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