Ten Steps for Healthy Toddlers

Ten Steps for Healthy Toddlers

Toddlers need a varied, balanced diet to thrive. The Ten Steps for Healthy Toddlers provides a practical, easy-to-follow guide for all. By following the steps, parents and carers will be giving toddlers a good start in life.

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The Five Food Groups

The Five Food Groups

Providing a balanced diet involves combining foods from the five different food groups and serving them in the correct proportions. This helpful guide shows you the groups, when to offer these foods, and the amount your toddler needs.

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Tot it Up - Food Calculator

Tot It Up - Food Calculator

Our easy-to-use food calculator provides a personalised analysis of your toddler's diet, so you can see if they are getting a good balance of foods to help them lead a healthy life, both now and in the future.

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Portion sizes for toddlers

Portion Sizes for children aged 1-4 years

Our portion size ranges can be used as a guide for giving your young child a well-balanced diet with a combination of foods and drinks from the five food groups. They recommend how much to offer your 1-4 year old and have been designed to ensure that his or her energy and nutrient needs are met.

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Portion sizes for toddlers

Toddler feeding time

We asked 1,000 Mums of children aged between 9 months and 3 years all about their toddlers' mealtimes. From what they choose to feed and how much they understand about their toddlers' nutritional needs to how they feel at mealtimes and who they turn to for advice.

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Guidance and Tips for Parents

Guidance & Tips

Download our free Guidance & Tips sheets. They will help you understand your child's developmental and nutritional needs. The information included in the sheets is also available on our red, green, yellow and purple Topics pages.

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Ten Steps for Healthy Toddlers

A practical, easy-to-follow guide on what food to offer, what behaviour to encourage, and how best to manage mealtimes.

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